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Thursday, September 02, 2004

September issue of SOAN

I just mailed the September issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter. In addition to the usual round-up of news from the past month, it takes a close look at a cluster of related problems: stretching or diluting the term "open access" to cover all flavors of widening access, hesitating to praise steps that widen access if they stop short of full OA, and letting a fuzzy OA meme outpace the spread of the major public definitions from Budapest, Bethesda, and Berlin. The issue also includes a reflection on September 11 three years later.