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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

German publishers give their first impressions of OA

The German association of specialized publishers, Deutsche Fachpress, has released the results of a short member survey on OA.  (Thanks to Klaus Graf.) 

Only 7.5% said that OA was already affecting their business models and 40% admitted they didn’t know how to evaluate it.  Nevertheless, 72.5% said that they could not do their jobs as well as they do now under OA.   For more, read the press release in German or Google’s English.

PS:  This was a quick survey (“Blitzumfrage”) that only required five minutes of each respondent’s time.  I haven’t seen the questions, but they could not have been very nuanced.