May 25, 2022

New From COAR: “Beyond Open Access: Five Prerequisites For a Sustainable Knowledge Commons

From the Confederation of Open Access Repositories:

2017-10-24_14-24-16Open access is about the democratization of knowledge.

However, as open access becomes widely adopted, there is a risk that we will accentuate the inequalities and unsustainability of scholarly publishing, through widespread implementation of pay to publish business models.

At COAR, we recognize that we need to go beyond open access, to consider how to create an open and fair system for sharing research outcomes.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.