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DOAB User Needs Report: now available

Today the final report of the DOAB User Needs Analysis has been released.
This report is based on the experiences, needs, and expectations of users as they emerged from a survey, an online discussion, and a panel at the recent OASPA conference.
The report addresses user perceptions and needs with respect to:

  • Open Access and Open Access books
  • Quality and peer review procedures
  • Copyright policies
  • Platform usability
  • Potential business and funding models

The DOAB report is intended for the wider academic and publishing community, and advises in the establishment of procedures, criteria and standards for the DOAB platform and services and provides guidelines and recommendations for admissions to DOAB and for its sustainability and further development.
A summary and the entire report are available here: http://doabooks.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/doab-user-needs-report-released/