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“Ideas from universities are turned into intellectual property, then sold back to the university to be used as a common good in the library.”

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Additionally, given the nature of academic activities, it also needs to rest on a distributed infrastructure based on open standards to ensure access and interoperability.

This new framework for scholarly communication suggests a redistribution of power that would allow for a more fair and equitable system of sharing research outputs and the exploration of new publishing models with open access as a base. All disruptive innovation has its challenges, but digitisation offers the hope of greater access and incentive for academics to produce scientifically-pertinent research — not just what will get them published.

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