Thursday, June 13, 2013

Open access publishing serves the public good


Image of the CAUT May 2013 President's Column
CAUT May 2013 President's Column
 
The May 2013 CAUT Bulletin includes an article from the president of CAUT, Wayne Peters. In it he writes a strong endorsement of open access: Open access publishing serves the public good.

From the first paragraph:
"Access to the results of academic scholarship and research is in a crisis today due in part to the proliferation of expensive, for-profit, scholarly journals. Most library budgets can no longer maintain extensive collections of periodicals, let alone acquire new ones. Consequently, the realm of accessible knowledge has declined as the work of the academy succumbs to commercial interests."

CAUT's policy on scholarly communications is here. This was first adopted in 2004 and recently re-approved (April 2013).

Read the article: http://www.cautbulletin.ca/en_article.asp?ArticleID=3646

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Posted by K. Jane

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