Saturday, November 28, 2009

OA Librarian Kumiko Vezina featured in Concordia Journal

OA Librarian Kumiko Vezina is among those featured in an article in Concordia Journal celebrating the launch of Concordia's institutional repository Spectrum.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

U.S. House Science committee considering OA -in secret

According to Gavin Baker on Open Access News, a U.S. House Science Committee is considering OA - in secret.

Why would a country that has seen lots of public discussion on this topic over the past few years suddenly decide on secret discussions? This doesn't exactly sound like democracy, does it?

Monday, November 02, 2009

Peter Suber's Knowledge as a Public Good

Peter Suber's latest article, , Knowledge as a Public Good, has just been released as the feature article of the November 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter.

This article explains in depth why knowledge makes sense as a public good, and the happy coincidence that this is the month when Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize for physics. Ostrom is well-known for her writing on the commons.