Presently, the world is experiencing a growth of scientific literature at an exponential rate. But there is a lack of transparency and reproducibility as the research is mostly closed behind a paywall. So, the results from publicly funded research are not openly accessible which obstructs the free flow of information. As a solution to encourage all-encompassing and sustainable growth, the open science movement is gaining momentum.
The open-access movement is often predicted to be the future of academic publishing. This presentation brings to light what open science and its related facets are all about. It highlights why it is the need of the hour and how it will help transform a toxic research culture from an unhealthy competitive environment to being more collaborative and inclusive. It also states how academic librarians can actively participate in bringing this positive change. Finally, the presentation focuses on two case studies that consolidate the above facts.