Category OAB User Stories

Melanie believes that the use of the Open Access Button will create an important narrative and raise awareness regarding open access.

“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 […]

Tim uses the Open Access Button to raise awareness about the tenuous relationship between scholarly publishers and knowledge production: “Their business model is to transform (our) knowledge and free labour into (their) money. “

“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 […]

Graham Steel uses the Open Access Button in order to provide real data to document/map the problem with the current publishing system.

“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 […]

Tennant uses the Open Access Button, because he thinks it has the potential to create a powerful dataset and it's a great way to document the failure of publishers. He commented that “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."

“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 […]