Re: The July 6-7 NYAM "Freedom of Information" Meeting

From: ransdell, joseph m. <ransdell_at_DOOR.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 15:56:37 -0700

Steve Hitchcock wrote:

> If . . . all academic journals could be
> subscribed to by all academic libraries, what would we have? Almost the
> ideal open archive.

For academicians, that is. I have heard a rumor, though, to the effect
that intelligent life -- including scientific and intellectual life --
actually exists outside of academia. But then I have also heard it
rumored that intelligent life exists within academia, too, though I've
not seen much evidence for that as regards networking.

But seriously, isn't distribution by academic subscription actually a
more exclusionary and hence more reactionary form of distribution than
what presently exists? I can see no reason for thinking it is even "a
step in the right direction" unless one perceives something else being
done which indicates that people actually understand what the right
direction is and are moving toward it.

Joseph Ransdell
Dept of Philosophy  806 742-3275  Home: 806 797-2592
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas 79409   USA (Peirce Gateway website)
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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