The origins, timelines of development, and key statements made in support of Open Access
The OA movement has two key origins
The higher cost of scholarship, rapid growth in scholarly publishing, pressing demands for scholarly resources, and increased access to research--all have combined to create what has been called the "crisis in scholarly communication," making it more difficult for libraries, universities, researchers, students, and the public to afford and access necessary research articles, books, and other resources.
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The history of Open Access also coincides with the history of networked communication, the Internet, and the Worldwide Web, with scholarship going online from as early as the 1960s.
Check out these timelines and other resources chronicling the history of the Open Access movement.