Re: Wikipedia and open access

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 20:14:04 +0100

PS Though I rather doubt either Alma or Heather would like to be
singled out for "gender equity"...

On Wed, 19 May 2010, Stevan Harnad wrote:

> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Heather Morrison <> wrote:
>> What concerns me more than the title of the Wikipedia OA entry, is who
>> is represented as an open access leader.
>> A few of the men are there, but if there is an entry for any female OA
>> leader, I have not seen it.
>> To me this raises questions about representation in Wikipedia.  Are
>> traditional biases (possibly not just gender) reflected in Wikipedia,
>> simply because people add what they like and no one has responsibility
>> for seeing to equity in representation?
> No problem! Incontestably, two of the most creative, effective and
> influential leaders in OA worldwide are Alma Swan and Heather Joseph.
> (I don't bother with WP much any more, but anyone inspired to make
> sure they are accorded the credit we all know they are due can log on
> and remedy this with a few keystrokes... They are already there,
> implicitly, in the EOS, OASIS and SPARC Policies links.)
> Stevan
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