access to research

Access to Research: What’s in it for the publishers? [INTERVIEW]

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by @jack_millner

To get a better understanding of why a publisher like Nature that relies on subscriptions would get involved with a scheme that disseminates their content for free, I interviewed Jonathan Griffin, deputy CEO and head of business development for PLS (Publishers Licensing Society) and Jessica Rutt, Rights and Licensing Manager at Nature Publishing Group. (more…)

Access To Research Launch Event

Access To Research initiative is a free service that began January 2014 and is available in UK public libraries. It allows you access to over 1.5 million academic articles from various academic journals such as Wiley, Nature, SAGE Publications and more.

For more information visit their website:

David Willetts on Access to Research [Audio]

David Willetts speaking at the Access to Research launch event

by @jack_millner

Listen to Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts speaking at the launch event for Access to Research on 3 February 2014 , a scheme designed to provide access to thousands of scientific papers to users of local local libraries.


Access To Research by Publishers Licensing Society – The Launch Event

by @abbybeall


Tonight will see the launch of a scheme to make public over 8,000 research journals around the world. Access To Research will make over 1.5 million academic articles available online in participating public libraries – including research in health, social sciences, biological research and engineering. (more…)