The recently published report by the European Commission
on scientific Information in the digital age stresses the
European demand for sharing, exchange and preservation of
Conducted between July and September 2011 the survey
received 1140 responses from respondents in 42 countries,
representing national and regional government; university and
research institutes; libraries; publishers; individual researchers;
charities; learned societies and professional associations.
The survey hoped to identify ways in which the EU can help contribute
to the improved access to and circulation and preservation of knowledge.
The consultation results will be used to design possible policy options and
recommendations for the Council on scientific information. Full report available at: