At least two articles that discuss open access (or touch on related issues, such as Web 2.0) are featured in this week's British Medical Journal. The first, authored by John Wilbanks, Executive Director of MIT's Science Commons Project, discusses open access and freely-available open source software in science; the second is an article that I wrote about Web 2.0 but whose main ideas are inspired by open access. I'd like to thank my LIBR534 students (and my colleague Greg Rowell) for helping me understand the synergy created by open access and Web 2.0. Merry Xmas, Dean
Another reason for opening access to research - John Wilbanks.
How Web 2.0 is Changing Medicine: Is a Medical Wikipedia the next step? - Dean Giustini