Open Access to Oeuvre of Bosc and of Chanier on Open Access

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 21:58:25 +0100

(1) There has been dramatic Open Access Progress in France

This progress owes a great deal to its earliest and most dedicated
Hexagonal champion, Helene Bosc (who is reputed to be retiring
this year, but of course such rumours can never really be given
much credence de facto even if true de jure when they concern such
indefatigable individuals).

Below is a list of some of HB'S pertinent work. See especially
her recent chapter in Aubry & Janik (2005) and her website:

(2) Another formidable Open Access champion in France is Thierry Chanier,
whose work is on the Technology of Information and Communication
in Education (TICE). His specialty is scientific publication in the
humanities and social sciences, he has founded several Open Access
Journals, and now he has written an excellent and very up-to-date book
on Open Archives and Open Access:

    Chanier, T. (2004) Archives ouvertes et publication scientifique:
    Comment mettre en place l'accès libre aux résultats de la recherche?
    [Open Archives and Scientific Publication: How to Provide Open Access
    to Research Results?] L'Harmatan, Paris. Open Access Full Text:


    Bosc, H. (2005) Archives ouvertes : quinze ans d'histoire [Open
    Archives: Fifteen Years of History]. In Aubry, C. and Janik, J.,
    Eds. Les Archives Ouvertes : enjeux et pratiques. Guide à l'usage
    des professionnels de l'information, pages pp. 27-54. ADBS, Paris.
    Open Access Full Text:
    [In French] English Summary: Both the idea and the benefits of
    providing open access to scientific publications are now coming to
    be understood by a growing number of researchers who publish in new
    open access journals. However, the potential of the complementary
    strategy of self-archiving in Open Archives -- which could provide
    immediate open access to all scientific articles -- is still
    under-utilized. This chapter describes the various attempts in the
    last fifteen years to generalize the self-archiving practice first
    adopted by physicists, who have been providing open access to their
    work since 1991. The benefits of self-archiving and open archives
    are explained. The adoption of the practice of self-archiving by
    researchers and their institutions is still too slow. The reasons for
    this delay are discussed. The official policies adopted by various
    institutions following the Berlin 3 meeting in Southampton (UK)
    now makes it more likely that the practice of self-archiving will
    spread considerably in 2005.The open access thereby provided will
    increase the scientific impact of research worldwide

    Bosc, H. and Harnad, S. (2005) In a paperless world a new role
    for academic libraries: Providing Open Access. Learned Publishing.

    Bosc, H. (2004) Pour une plus grande visibilité des travaux des
    chercheurs : l'exemple de l'archive ouverte PhysiologieAnimale

    Bosc, H. (2003) La Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
    pour un libre accès aux résultats de la recherche. Terminal.

    Bosc, H. (2003) Le droit des auteurs à mettre en accès libre leurs
    propres résultats de recherche [Authors' right to provide open access
    to their own research results.].

    Bosc, H (2002) Mise en service d'une archive numérique. Launching
    an archive.

    Bosc, H. (2001) Partager et utiliser des connaissances scientifiques:
    de la responsabilité individuelle à la responsabilité collective. INRA

Stevan Harnad

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