Thank you for agreeing to participate in our survey about access to open content.
This survey will take you 20 - 30 minutes to complete. The survey link cannot be shared
so if multiple people are required to complete the survey, it is recommended to gather all
their feedback before beginning the survey. Please
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PDF-document of the full survey and explanations of the open content activity
categories and be sure to have it handy while filling out the survey.
The survey will focus on your library's efforts and ambitions to support access to open
It contains the following 5 sections with a total of 23 questions:
1) About your library;
2) About your library's activities supporting access to open content;
3) Making your open content efforts explicit;
4) Accelerating success and the role of OCLC;
5) About you.
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For the purposes of this survey, we define “open content” broadly as the full range
of freely available, unrestricted, online content (including OA-scientific articles
and e-books, pre-prints, open textbooks and other educational resources,
conference proceedings, governmental and non-governmental publications, grey
literature, open datasets, digitized heritage collections, freely available web
content, YouTube videos, news websites, etc.).
Open content activities
We define "open content activities" as the full range of library policies, activities and
services devoted to this type of content (including
the publication and management of
open content, making digitized collections available online, selecting and indexing
not managed by the library, making open content discoverable and
usable, preserving open content
for long-term access, etc.).