Cambridge University Press recently announced they have reached an open access deal with higher education and research institutions in Sweden. This came to us from their release, “Cambridge University Press signs major Open Access deal in Sweden.”

The three-year ‘read and publish’ deal has been agreed with Bibsam – a consortium of 85 higher education and research institutions, led by the National Library of Sweden.

Open access means making peer reviewed works freely available in digital form, so that anyone with internet access can use them, without financial, legal or technical barriers. It allows users to download, copy, print and distribute works, without the need to ask for permission or to pay.

Open access is a powerful mechanism for widening access to knowledge and for increasing the impact of research beyond universities. Open access helps ensure people who need knowledge can access it, even if they can’t afford to pay for it.

Melody K. Smith

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