[LINK] Scholarly Publishing

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sat Oct 3 19:50:14 AEST 2009

Scholarly Publishing

"Universities currently outsource the marketing & distribution of their
knowledge to publishers with little interest in their communities. If
knowledge distributors who create no knowledge dominate its exchange,
then the publishing tail is wagging the academic dog.  If universities
let publishers kidnap their knowledge and hold them to copyright ransom,
they fail in their public duty of knowledge guardianship."

See "Reinventing Academic Publishing Online"  <http://firstmonday.org>

The paper proposes a, "democratic online knowledge exchange, run by the
academic-many rather than the few."

But Harvard may have already resolved this issue? http://dash.harvard.edu

"In early September Harvard University announced the public launch of
DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (an open-access repository
of hundreds of Harvard scholarly works."



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