Open Access by Peter Suber was published by MIT Press in July 2012 and is an important resource for understanding the issue of open access. A year later, Open Access has become open access, downloadable for free in several electronic formats:
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In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.