The perfect Open Access Week topic!
And just like the broader Occupy protests movement, the aims and policy pronouncements of the “movement” are perhaps not as vague as they might seem to the casual observer.
Basically, #OccupyScholComm is about scholars rejecting profit-driven toll-access publishing and taking back the control of their own scholarly output.
Or something like that.
Anyways, it all started with this tweet from OpenAccessHulk:
OA HULK WANTS TO KNOW WHO TO OCCUPY! ELSEVIER!? ACS!? HARPERCOLLINS!? YOU NAME IT, OA HULK WILL OCCUPY AND SMASH! #OCCUPYSCHOLCOMM
And grew from there. There’s quite a bit of traffic on twitter under the #OccupyScholComm hashtag.
Since I seem to be the first person to use the tag in a blog post, I thought I’d collect a bunch of posts here. I’m doing them in chronological order, like I did with McMastergate, hoping to add more posts as they happen.
The posts don’t have to explicitly use #OccupyScholCojmm but do need to reference the Occupy theme in some way. Of course, I appreciate any suggestions for posts I might have missed in the comments.
- 2011.10.12. The tweet that started it all.
- 2011.10.19. The power of blogs, or #OccupyScholComm
- 2011.10.20. Occupy Knowledge: It’s Ours, After All
- 2011.10.21. Occupy Scholarly Communications
- 2011.10.22. Occupy Scholarly Communications
- 2011.10.23. High profits for commercial publishers – or jobs for academics? Let’s #occupyscholcomm
- 2011.10.24. Open Access Week + Occupy Scholarly Communications #occupyscholcomm #oaweek
- 2011.10.25. Open Access Week Tidbits
- 2011.10.25. We are living in Occupied Scholarly Territory
- 2011.10.26. Occupied Scholarly Territory: Which publishers do I trust?
- 2011.10.26. Occupy Librarianship: 5 Variations on a Theme
It’s a good start. Let’s keep it going and #OccupyScholComm together.