Managing expectations for Open Access in Greece: perceptions from the publishers and the academic libraries. Christina G. Banou & Petros A. Kostagiolas Department of Archive & Library Science, Ionian University Palaia Anaktora, Corfu 49100, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
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Managing expectations for Open Access in Greece: perceptions from the publishers and the academic libraries
Christina G. Banou & Petros A. Kostagiolas
Department of Archive & Library Science, Ionian University
Palaia Anaktora, Corfu 49100, Greece.
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
11th International Conference on Electronic Publishing,
Openness in Digital Publishing: Awareness, Discovery and Open Access
Vienna, 13 – 15 June 2007
In Greece, there seems to be a growing level of awareness regarding open access among scholars, faculty staff, information professionalsand STM publishers
The academic libraries in Greece may enhance their role within the modern bilingual and hybrid (conventional and digital) scholarly communication setting.
The Greek publishing industry, focusing on the STM publishing, is characterized by a number of specific features, mainly due to the uniqueness of the Greek language.
Openness in Greece may constitute a greater challenge due to the language barriers, which may form two (2) distinct types of scientific publication: the ones written in Greek and the ones that are not.
This work focuses upon some current aspects of open access, which are investigated for the Greek setting…
Selected research issues for Open Access in Greece…
The objective of the empirical research conducted was to study the perceptions of the directors of academic libraries, and the perceptions of Greek STM publishers for the five (5) important aspects of open access in Greece.
The questionnaire includes both closed and open-ended questions.
For the seventeen (17) closed-ended questions a five-point Lickert scale was employed, ranging from 1=”strongly agree” up to 5=”strongly disagree”. The research questions 13 through 17 were accompanied with open questions
Results of the closed ended questions
It seems that we are in a crossroad for “Openness in Greece”… the academia supports, as it was expected, open access culture and investments in the universities. A very interesting question that further arises is“…whether Openness is a “threat” for publishers in small publishing markets, such as the Greek STM market?”Publishers in Greece although sceptical seem not to be negative, if the roles are clearly defined and their investments in Greek printed titles secured. The authors would like to express their gratitude to all those participated in either the pilot study or the survey presented in this workThank you