In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
South Africa has become the first country on the continent to purchase a national licence to the Cochrane library -- giving everyone access to evidence-based information about health care.
The public pays for academic research and then again to read the published results of that research. A new initiative proposes a radical Open Access model. Can it work?