Open Access

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Trend to open access of scholarly research

Exploring the possible knowledge management benefits from open access and the PKP OJS system led me to an interesting February 2008 blog post by Michael Carroll , who teaches law at Villanova University School of Law and serves on the Board of Creative Commons. I was encouraged by his news that Harvard faculty has "increased its competitive edge by adopting a faculty resolution to grant the university a license to make faculty scholarship freely accessible online."

reluctant blogger?

University of Oklahoma professor Doc Martens asked me (Michelle) to pinch hit at the Oklahoma Library Association annual convention this past Wednesday. The topic of the panel discussion was open source software, i.e. OSS. I was the clean-up batter, and my mission was to summarize my conversion from an open source technophobe to an open source/open access evangelist.

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: