Re: Springer and Helmholtz Association sign agreement for open access membership
Heather morrison said:
"As all of us who have followed the Am Sci discussion list over the years
know very well, one of the major obstacles to green OA mandates has been
publisher opposition... "
I have been following the AmSci Forum discussion list for many years, but I
cannot remember seeing anything to the effect that "the major obstacle to
green OA mandates has been publisher opposition"... Could you specify what
you meant, by giving us the links to these discussions in the archives of
----- Original Message -----
From: "Heather Morrison" <hgmorris_at_SFU.CA>
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: Springer and Helmholtz Association sign agreement for open
> From my perspective, this announcement is very helpful and welcome,
> and I am glad to see it on this list.
> There are two approaches to open access, archives (green) and journals
> (gold), and a list that covers both is more useful than a list which
> focuses only on one. This is true even for those who have a strong
> preference for one approach or the other.
> How so?
> If we assume that the OA archives (green) approach should be a first
> priority, it still makes a lot of sense to see the Springer Helmholtz
> agreement as a very useful interim step. As all of us who have
> followed the Am Sci discussion list over the years know very well, one
> of the major obstacles to green OA mandates has been publisher
> opposition. Having a major publisher like Springer takes important
> steps like this towards open access at once changes the conversation,
> as does cooperation from a group like Helmholtz.
> So congrats to Springer and Helmholtz!
> Heather Morrison, MLIS
> PhD Student, SFU School of Communication
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