Open access policy
ALIA promotes the free flow of information and ideas through open access to recorded knowledge, information and creative works. This is a core value of the Association.
We support the principle of open access while acknowledging the challenge of finding viable economic models to support it. There is an argument for making original reports member-only, for example, recognising the need to provide members with tangible benefits. However, this runs counter to our underlying belief in open access.
Against this background, we have adopted full open access for the majority of our own reports, conference papers and other grey literature; member-only access for certain unique, high value materials, and green open access for our scholarly journals.
View our open access statement, adopted in 2014 and amended in 2018.