Reflection: Topic 5

UOSM2008’s last topic and certainly one of the most informative; ‘Open Access’ – a term I had not come across before (despite being a firm digital consumer) has opened my eyes to an array of current issues within the digital landscape, regarding content producers and society. Madeleines post and my discussion with Patricia, enhanced my … More Reflection: Topic 5

Open Access publishing: The pros and cons

Open access (OA) refers to publications which are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print or search (, 2017). This relates to any paywall free publication from academic journals to entertainment (e.g. music and film streaming). Like many digital innovations, OA has its advantages and disadvantages which will be discussed in this post with particular attention on the impacts for content producers. … More Open Access publishing: The pros and cons