Re: Against Squandering Scarce Library Funds on Pre-Emptive Gold OA Without First Mandating Green OA

From: (wrong string) élène.Bosc <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 22:23:36 +0200

Thank you Uncle Sam :  today you seem to have enough money for
paying OA publications. We hope that you will be able to support also
in the future, the increase of price due to the impossibility of
other universities worldwide of paying Gold OA publications.
In Europe, the university of Amsterdam announced on the 25th May that
due to a precarious financial situation the UvA has decided that the
OA fund will not be extended after 2009. Please see Amsterdam closes
its OA journal fund
It is probably time in Holland to chose the Green Road with the
Mandate, in order to acheive successfully their Green Road so well
opened some years ago .
Hélène Bosc
      ----- Original Message -----
From: Stevan Harnad
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:31 PM
Subject: Against Squandering Scarce Library Funds on
Pre-Emptive Gold OA Without First Mandating Green OA

It is beyond my powers of comprehension to fathom why Cornell
University would want to throw $50K of scarce library funds at
funding Gold OA publication (for at most 0.1% of Cornell's
annual journal article output) without first mandating Green
OA (for the remaining 99.9% of Cornell's annual journal article
output) at no cost at all.
(Yes, $50K is a pittance compared to $18M library budget, but
wasn't this supposed to be about providing OA to Cornell's
research output?)

Stevan Harnad
American Scientist Open Access Forum

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