Re: The 1994 "Subversive Proposal" at 15

From: Benjamin Geer <benjamin.geer_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 00:44:17 +0200

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2009/12/3 Steve Hitchcock <>
      So this is the powerful idea in the proposal, and what we
      haven't yet understood is why, beyond the typical 15%
      deposit level, self-archiving does not happen without
      mandates. . . .
      This is the part that needs to be re-examined, the idea,
      and why it has yet to awaken and enthuse our colleagues,
      as it has us, to the extent we envisaged. Might we have
      misunderstood and idealised the process of 'learned

Could it be a generational thing?  A lot of people who are currently
working as academics didn't grow up with the Internet.  A lot of
current university students did.  When people who conduct their
social lives on Facebook, on YouTube and on their blogs publish
research papers, is their first instinct to make their papers freely
available on the web, like everything else in their life?  As I write
this, I have a suspicion that someone has probably studied this very
question.  If so, can anyone enlighten me?


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