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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Social Science Research Network

William Watson, Napster for Nerds, Montreal Gazette, January 13, 2004. On the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a multi-disciplinary eprint archive, which provides OA to most of its contents and priced access to some. (PS: Watson doesn't understand the economic distinctiveness of giveaway literature and falls back on platitudes of his field, economics, that apply best to more conventional sectors of the economy. Moreover, either he or his editor picked a headline making the inane and inaccurate comparison to Napster.)