Monday, February 20, 2012

Open Access "Picking up Steam"

"Whatever the White House ends up saying, and even if Congress remains gridlocked, the movement toward open publishing now seems irreversible. In 1996, Ginsparg said that it wasn’t a question of if, but when 'commercial publishers accustomed to large pre-tax profit margins' would find themselves unable to compete with a 'global raw research archive' combined with 'high-quality peer-reviewed overlays.' The answer to his question seems clear: now." 


Excerpt from an article in Slate, "The Other Academic Freedom Movement"
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2012/02/federal_research_public_access_act_the_research_works_act_and_the_open_access_movement_.2.html

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