Introduction

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 click here to download the 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 content. 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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Definitions

Open content

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 open content not managed by the library, making open content discoverable and usable, preserving open content for long-term access, etc.).





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