Rogue Solutions & New Open Resources Workgroup Report

Bryan Alexander, Lars Bjørnshauge, Hillary Corbett, Christopher Erdmann, Nancy Gwinn, Meg Oakley, Paul Peters, Tom Reller, Morgan Stoddard

Abstract

What are the impacts of Sci-Hub and other rogue solutions on open access and what is the future of this approach, which may be gaining new mainstream support (noting for instance Wellcome’s recent funding of ResearchGate). What new resources should the scholarly community develop (and how) that would be useful and legal additions to our progress toward open (a new blacklist for instance, or new repositories)? This group will also integrate (to the extent possible) ideas raised by the information overload workgroup from OSI 2016.

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