Re: when did the Open Access movement "officially" begin

From: Sally Morris (Morris Associates) <"Sally>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:24:30 +0100

Well, the ArXiv repository was set up in 1991!


I think Harnad started banging on about it in 1994 (&#8216;Subversive


The authors&#8217; boycott was in 2000





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From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
Behalf Of Pippa Smart
Sent: 26 June 2007 14:22
Subject: when did the Open Access movement "officially" begin


I have a question: when did the OA movement "officially" begin - the
earliest dates I have are:

2001 - editors/authors decide to boycott journals that do not make
content OA within 6 months
2002 - Budapest Open Access Initiative
2003 - Berlin declaration, Bethesda statement, etc., etc.


so would it be correct to say that the OA movement started in 2000/2001 ?

Pippa Smart
Received on Wed Jun 27 2007 - 00:03:20 BST

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