JISC Scholarly Communications Group modifies its plans for OA

The JISC Scholarly Communications Group revised the description of its mission today, including the way it described its plans for OA.

From the previous edition:

…[To] identify the desirable characteristics of an ideal open access system, addressing both the deficiencies of the existing system and optimising the opportunities that the digital age enables….

From the new edition:

…To identify the desirable characteristics of the scholarly communication system, addressing both the deficiencies of the existing system, considering the behavioural factors which drive scholarly communication, and optimising the opportunities that the digital age enables;

To establish an evidence base for desirable models (including but not exclusively Open Access) that would be valuable to the community, taking into account disciplinary differences; …