First Monday

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More on Open Access

Today, while studying open access, open source and open science, I found a wonderful article at First Monday by Dr. John Willinsky, founder of the PKP and OJS movement. It's worth a read.

The open movement addresses the phenomenon of new technologies running under old economies. So... to clarify this "openness," Wikipedia (yes, the threat to authority "authority") says this:

If nothing else, aren't knowledge managers truly archivists?

Today's thoughts were sparked by the newly released First Monday paper entitled "Machines in the archives: Technology and the coming transformation of archival reference" by Richard J. Cox and the University of Pittsburgh archives students. In the article personal computers are recognized as the catalyst for the transformation, allowing a narrowing of the gap between past and present.