Originally launched in 2014, the Access to Research initiative set out to ensure that public library users would be granted free access to millions of academic articles.
A consortium of academic publishers granted public libraries a license to provide free access to their scholarly content via Summon. A two year pilot project has seen 84,000 users carry out more than 230,000 searches. A staggering 90% of users rated the information they found as useful.
Source: Access to Research.