Re: Access-Denial, Impact-Denial and the Developing and Developed World

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 19:01:09 +0100

On Sat, 10 Aug 2002, Barbara Kirsop wrote:

> [On] the relative importance to scholars in the developing world of
> access-denial v impact-denial...: all information is equally important...

> >Professor Arunachalam, Swaminathan Foundation, Chennai, India
> All information is important... North to South flow, South
> to North flow and South to South flow all are equally important.
> > Daisy Ouya, Editor, Kenya:
> DC researchers need access to S literature, as well as N literature,
> each for specific purposes... global distribution of one's research
> is important to N and S researchers equally.

I stand corrected! (I had said I thought that for S, access-denial TO
N-research was more important than impact-denial OF S-research.)

> Barbara Kirsop:
> The establishment of eprint archives in developing countries will
> accelerate the flow of information from S to S, and also from S
> to N... To this end, the continuing availability and development
> of free open source eprint software is essential.

We will do everything possible to ensure the continuing availability and
development of that free open source software

Stevan Harnad
Received on Sat Aug 10 2002 - 19:01:09 BST

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