NDLR Supports the National Open Access Policy Statement
The NDLR service is honoured to join over twenty organisations in support of the National Open Access Policy Statement that was launched today by Mr. Sean Sherlock, TD, Minister of State, Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation at the Digital Resources Ireland 'Realising the Opportunities of Digital Humanities' event in Croke Park. The NDLR service strongly supports this National Policy Statement and welcome being associated with its launch. Its approach is very much in-line with the NDLR commitment to OER and digital resources within teaching, learning and research. NDLR, with its higher education institutions based network, wishes to continue to contribute to Ireland being at the leading edge of this important field.
The National Open Access Statement was prepared by the National Steering Committee on Open Access Policy. The national principles for an open access policy statement are that open access adds value to research, to the economy and to society and that the outputs from publicly-funded research should be publicly available to researchers, but also to potential users in education, business, charitable and public sectors, and to the general public.