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In today's NYTimes: At Harvard, a Proposal to Publish Free on Web: Faculty members are scheduled to vote on a measure that would permit Harvard to distribute their scholarship online, instead of signing exclusive agreements with scholarly journals that often have tiny readerships and high…
One of the latest institutional open-access policies comes from Harvard Business School (hat tip to Stuart Shieber). This is the same school that plays horrendous anti-library, anti-education games with their flagship Harvard Business Review. My head hurts.
Check them out here (unfortunately, no embed codes, so you'll have to click and watch there, or download on iTunes): Know Your Rights: Who Really Owns Your Scholarly Works?: In this panel discussion, experts on copyright law and scholarly publishing discuss how scholars and researchers can take…
I'm in Urbana-Champaign this weekend to teach an in-person day for my online collection-development class. I'm looking forward to it; every time I teach I am reminded that students are smarter than I am. For now, tidbits! As world plus dog probably knows already, The Economist tackled the data…