Friday, May 25, 2012

"Open Access: The People's Petition" - a blog posting by Richard Poynder

Richard Poynder's blog posting has a good overview of the petition and includes an interview with John Willbanks. It's a short, but worthwhile read. http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/open-access-peoples-petition.html Academic librarians have been advocating for OA for more than a decade, but as pointed out in this blog posting, it is the public who need to get behind this push. As stated in the posting: "That something else became an initiative called Access2Research. The objective was to engage the public in the discussions about OA. As Wilbanks wrote on his blog, 'The only thing missing from the open access debate is the public.'" {emphasis mine}

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