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Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science

Rick Anderson, The Scholarly Kitchen, November 6, 2017: “One of the things we talk about a lot here in the Scholarly Kitchen, and in the various neighborhoods and niches of the scholarly-communication ecosystem generally, is public access to scholarly and scientific publications. We discuss the degree to which everyone ought to have access to those publications at no charge, and what are the most fair and effective means of making them freely accessible. We talk about the differences between “public access” and “open access.” We talk about the difference between technical accessibility and practical discoverability. And lately, it seems like there’s increased interest in another facet of access: comprehensibility of the content itself…”

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