Plan B: Harvard-style mandates

From: Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:33:25 -0700

In the unlikely event that the U.S. decides to change its copyright
laws to block open access, a "Plan B" for OA that seems a good fit
for the US context is expanding the Harvard-style mandate approach.

As Stevan Harnad has pointed out, OA is unstoppable; once researchers
fully grasp its benefits, they will take matters into their own
hands, and make it happen. The sheer absurdity of this approach can
only help!

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does not represent the opinion or policy of BC Electronic Library
Network or Simon Fraser University Library.

Heather Morrison, MLIS
The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
Received on Tue Sep 16 2008 - 18:45:45 BST

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