Open access copies of research publications are enabling UK researchers to access the material they want.
About half of the 3,498 respondents to a major survey of UK academics strongly agreed that they “often would like to use journal articles that are not in [their] library’s print or digital collections” (Housewright et al., p.38).
When faced with this situation, 90% of the respondents said that they look for a freely available version online (Housewright et al., p.39).
University of Bath researchers: make sure that 90% can access your work by putting a copy in Opus!
Read more in the JISC press release: UK wide survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access
Housewright, R., Schonfeld, R.C., & Wulfson, K. 2013. Ithaka S+R | Jisc | RLUK UK Survey of Academics 2012. Available from: http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5209/1/UK_Survey_of_Academics_2012_FINAL.pdf