Category OAB User Stories

“Researchers want to be read, acknowledged and quoted.”

This week we interviewed Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, a permanent researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Institute for Communication Sciences and a visiting Fellow at London School of Economics and Political Science Department of Media and Communications. Melanie was also the cofounder and former legal lead of Creative Commons France. During […]

“Limiting access to literature means limiting the rate at which we produce new knowledge, and the publishers should be held accountable for that.”

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com.   This week we caught up with Timothée Poisot, a computational ecologist, whose research focuses on understanding how species interactions change over time and space, […]

The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do.

    This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com Lecturer Ernesto Priego, part of the team at City University London’s Library and Information Science Course, was thankfully able to chat with us […]

“At the very moment that most of us carry access to a global information network in our pockets, our ability to tap into the world’s knowledge is eliminated. And it’s not an accident. It’s on purpose.”

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com. We caught up with Graham Steel, a tireless advocate for Open Access who believes in sharing information as widely and as easily as possible. A […]

“Every time you hit a paywall, that’s a publisher announcing that their role is to prohibit the progress of science as much as possible.”

This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email oabutton@gmail.com. Jon Tennant is a paleontology PhD student at Imperial College London and an Open Access advocate. He studies the impact of uneven sampling in the […]