Re: What About the Author Self-Archiving of Books?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:52:54 +0100

On Tue, 16 Jul 2002, Thomas Krichel wrote:
> Michael Meier writes
> > I would like to inform you about a new book [in German] published in
> > mid-june about the future of the publishing trade facing mounting
> > opposition by libraries and other pressure groups. The title of
> > the book is "Returning Science to the Scientists. Der Umbruch im
> > STM-Fachinformationsmarkt durch Electronic Publishing" (in German).
> > -- Michael Meier
> that automated translation does do a pretty good job. I bet
> if the whole book was available online, the automated
> translation could do a pretty good job of opening it up
> to the anglo-saxon audience. I would certainly recommend it
> to my students if it was freely available online. I could not
> find a free online copy, so I wont bother. -- Thomas Krichel

Not so simple. See:

"Journal Papers vs. Books: The Direct/Indirect Income Trade-off"

"What About the Author Self-Archiving of Books?"

"1.1. Distinguish the non-give-away literature from the give-away literature"

Stevan Harnad

NOTE: A complete archive of the ongoing discussion of providing free
access to the refereed journal literature online is available at the
American Scientist September Forum (98 & 99 & 00 & 01):

Discussion can be posted to:

See also the Budapest Open Access Initiative:

and the Free Online Scholarship Movement:
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