Re: Re: correction Re: Off-Line Vote on Moderator Change

From: Donat Agosti <agosti_at_AMNH.ORG>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 12:37:05 +0200

I agree to support stevan as moderator and those with descenting view starting a new list or contribute it here

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Von: sely maria de souza costa <>
Gesendet: 7 Okt 2008 21:37 -03:00
Betreff: Re: correction Re: Off-Line Vote on Moderator Change

Dear Stevan,

I do sign up together with Heather and Arun, making mine their words.

Best wishes,

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De: "Subbiah Arunachalam" <subbiah_a_at_YAHOO.COM>
Enviadas: Terça-feira, 7 de Outubro de 2008 18h39min06s (GMT-0300) Auto-Detected
Assunto: Re: correction Re: Off-Line Vote on Moderator Change

Dear Stevan:

I sent a message (to the list) suggesting that you should continue with the good work you are doing and not to worry about the few detractors. But I do not find my name in the list "AGAINST STEPPING DOWN". I repeat we in the developing world are greatly indebted to you for bringing in first much awareness to the idea of open access and second such clarity to every debate that has taken place on this list.

I recall your talk and interventions at the two-day meeting I had put together to celebrate the contributions made by Gene Garfield (MSSRF, Chennai, 2000). You were able to come all the way despite having several other meetings close to our own (many of them in distant locations) and made a great impact on the 75 or so people who had assembled from different parts of the world. Again your talk at the Indian Academy of Sciences was largely responsible for the Academy later on adopting open access for all its journals.

I do not think it is not good for a moderator of a list also to contribute his/her own views.

I fully support the suggestion made by Alma Swan: Those who do not like the way you moderate and want a new moderator may start a new list and leave the rest of us to continue with this list you have run so well for all these years.


----- Original Message ----
From: Heather Morrison <heatherm_at_ELN.BC.CA>
Sent: Wednesday, 8 October, 2008 1:08:53
Subject: correction Re: Off-Line Vote on Moderator Change

Stevan - you have my full support as moderator. I greatly
appreciate your work as an OA advocate, and your moderation of this
list. Please count me in as AGAINST STEPPING DOWN.

I am also against an off-line vote; those who do not wish to
participate, should leave the list.

Apologies if an earlier message of mine gave the wrong impression.

Any opinion expressed in this e-mail is that of the author alone, and
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

On 7-Oct-08, at 10:59 AM, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> On 7-Oct-08, at 11:09 AM, Sally Morris (Morris Associates)
> wrote:
>> As you are aware, my vote is for a change of moderator
>> I am happy to tally the votes if you like
> Thank you, Sally.
> Those who wish to vote for or against my stepping down as AmSci
> Moderator, please send your votes to Sally Morris:
> Those who have already voted online need not vote again. The public
> tally is the following. I list the names, because these were public
> votes, but in the offline vote to Sally, you may vote anonymously, but
> only if you are on the AmSci List, which i will send to Sally. (Votes
> in parens () are ambiguous, because it is not clear whether they were
> voting for/against my stepping down or for/against other points that
> were raised..)
> FOR STEPPING DOWN 3 + (6?): Jean-Claude Guedon, Sally Morris, Charles
> Oppenheim, (Zinath Rehana), (Chris Zienlinski), (Andy Powell),
> (Bernard Lang), (Heather Morrison), (Nick Evans)
> AGAINST STEPPING DOWN 13 + (2?): Alma Swan,
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