From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 06:24:41 -0400

On 27-Sep-09, at 5:56 AM, Les Carr wrote:

> > [Re] the Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity (COPE)
> >
> In these straitened times I wonder if it would be better for the HE
> sector to launch "CORE", the "Compact for Open Access Research
> Equity", replacing concerns about publishers with concerns about
> researchers: "We the undersigned universities recognize the crucial
> value of the services provided by scholarly RESEARCHERS, the
> desirability of open access to the scholarly literature, and the need
> for a stable source of funding for RESEARCHERS...."

Or just the Compact for Open Access Provision Equity -- Mandated Green
OA -- which does not require any extra funding and the HE community
can already provide for itself, without any need to appeal to or
against third parties one way or the other...

Stevan Harnad
Received on Sun Sep 27 2009 - 12:00:57 BST

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