As the European Commission paves the way for open access, a consistent policy environment is needed across the EU.

The European Commission has extended and solidified its open access policy for the upcoming Horizon 2020 research funding programme. Alma Swan welcomes the clear signal from Brussels which has issued a Recommendation for Member States to follow its lead. But … Continue reading

Preserving.exe Report: Toward a National Strategy for Preserving Software

Our world increasingly runs on software. From operating streetlights and financial markets, to producing music and film, to conducting research and scholarship in the sciences and the humanities, software shapes and structures our lives. Software is simultaneously a baseline infrastructure and a mode of creative expression. It is both the key to accessing and making […]

Top-down mandates and advocacy will help institutional repositories continue to enhance open access content and delivery.

Institutional repositories (IRs) can sometimes be perceived as a low-impact method of open access delivery. Neil Stewart explains how the rapidly changing scholarly communications ecosystem stands to greatly benefit from the continued development of repositories. The future of IRs looks … Continue reading