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Thursday, August 08, 2002

More on OAI archiving momentum....David Solomon's excellent article in the new First Monday recommends OAI-compliant archiving as part of the solution to the serials pricing crisis. "The costs of setting up and maintaining such archives would not be large, particularly in comparison to what research libraries are paying for published journals. More over, the true cost of not doing something to stem the tide of transferring public knowledge to private ownership cannot even be calculated."