The Future is Open Access
September 29, 2010 4 Comments
Saw this video from the SURF Foundation on an Open Access Week blog post and thought it was worth sharing. Dr Arianna Betti, doing research in the field of history of logic, describes some interesting examples of how she is creating and accessing Open Access materials. She mentions the IMPACT (Improving Access to Text) project and the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, as two such examples.
Dr Betti ends the video with this:
‘Right now, we still must choose between Open Access and prestige. Let’s keep our copyright. Let’s put our publications online available in repositories. Let’s choose the journals that have the best Open Access policies. And let’s create new Open Access journals. At some point in the future there will be no distinction what so ever between prestige and Open Access. The future is Open Access.’
Interesting to hear from someone from the humanities as recently I feel we’ve been talking a lot about science.