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Usage surveys on Open Access - May-June 2017 - Annex to OPERAS Design Study

OPERAS Consortium

The objective of the survey was to identify current practices and services OPERAS will have to develop and implement for the future. The purpose of the survey was to identify current practices and services that should be developed or invented. It will serve as a basis for defining the future infrastructure of OPERAS.

The survey was addressed to five different audiences, all stakeholders in various capacities in open access: publishers, researchers, libraries, funders and the general public. It collected information and suggestions mainly about common standards, good practices, new features, new integrated services, and multilingualism. The survey was disseminated through the OPERAS networks of partners and lasted for about one month. The surveys did contain closed and open questions, in order to collect both quantitative and qualitative answers. Participation was about a hundred on average, with the highest response of 164 for the researchers’ survey.

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