Re: Priorities: OA Content Provision vs. OA Content Preservation

From: Brian Simboli <brs4_at_LEHIGH.EDU>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:46:12 -0400

Ms. Bosc,
Thanks for your note.
I'm not convinced that green self-archiving holds out any more promise
of providing a stable, long term way to fulfill third world needs
satisfactorily than does the development of gold open access or low-cost
TA solutions. Apparently you think this to be the case. What arguments
might you give here, other than an emotional appeal?
Let us not be too quick to assume that any particular initiative is
going to succeed in that enterprise, nor to charge some sort of lack of
compassion for not adopting solutions that may well not serve those
The "obvious" solution is not always the best. Immediate solutions are
not always in the best long-term interest.
Received on Tue Oct 05 2004 - 16:46:12 BST

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