B – Mandates and open access

Kennan MA. Learning to share: mandates and open access. Library Management 2011;32(4/5):302-318
doi: 10.1108/01435121111132301)

The paper’s aim is to examine why open access (OA) is not practiced by all researchers, all the time, or more encouraged by library managers. It is suggested that sometimes a new actor such as a mandate or deposit policy is required, to assist library and repository managers and to encourage authors to look beyond their existing frames and embrace OA.