By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer, and Tracie Frederick, Guest Writer
Open access and public access—are they different concepts or are they the same? What do they mean for the researchers at NCI at Frederick?
“Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the Internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder,” according to an open access website maintained by Peter Suber, director, Harvard Open Access Project.