What is the Easy Access agreement 2023 (WO)?

The Easy Access agreement 2023 for universities (WO) is a buyout scheme that Stichting UvO has closed with the Universities of the Netherlands (Universiteiten van Nederland, UNL). In total 14 Dutch universities will pay each year for the ‘reuse’ of published work (articles, chapters, etc.).

This means that lecturers at universities may reuse up to 40 pages from a publication, provided that this is no more than 20% of the original work. This makes the reuse of copyrighted material within academic university education much easier.

See also the infographic on the Easy Access agreement (in English).

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