New Zealand invests billions of dollars each year in research that is locked behind the paywalls of large academic publishers. Tohatoha wants to see a New Zealand where the work of our scholars, scientists and researchers is open and available for everyone to read, share, and reuse. To realise this vision, New Zealand needs a national strategy to open the work of our publicly funded scholars, scientists, and researchers. This report provides five recommendations for how New Zealand can improve the implementation and accessibility of open source information.
- Develop a national strategy
- Fill the knowledge gaps
- Centre care
- Build alliances
- strengthen open access infrastructure