random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.

tagged: kindness, education
  —Bradley Millar

tentative toe blogging: Harvard approves open access

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 9:32 am

I’ll be watching Harvard’s A&S faculty vote today to see if they approve setting up a library-run faculty publications open access repository. (A proposal, I noted to my partner, that I first saw some 15 years ago in the library community.) The NYT covered the proposal.

For-profit scholarly publishers have of course been complaining vociferously about the trend toward scholars’ and faculty’s open access archives; scholarly societies less so. The for-profit scholarly publishers are in the same position as the recording industry: A set of middlemen that has profited from a technology that, for two centuries, made their business model profitable and even, in some cases, a virtual monopoly. Now that technology has moved on they feel insulted, as if they have a “god”-given right to their particular business model.


update 10pm: Yaay! It passed. See Chronicle of Higher Ed which says it passed, and see Harvard Crimson for details about the proposal. More info at inside higher ed.

algorithmically similar posts:

» bad bookstore business decisions, 2007-08-13 (score:27)
» notes on open scientific publishing, 2004-10-01 (score:23)
» Tweet: killer slides from Scott Lapinski @ Harvard HMS li…, 2013-01-26 (score:22)
» friday nights are so exciting!, 2008-02-29 (score:21)

Warning: require_once(/home/lquilter/lquilter.net/blog/wp-content/themes/LQnineshadesgreen/footer.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/lquilter/lquilter.net/blog/wp-includes/template.php on line 441

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/lquilter/lquilter.net/blog/wp-content/themes/LQnineshadesgreen/footer.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php:/usr/local/php5/lib/pear') in /home/lquilter/lquilter.net/blog/wp-includes/template.php on line 441