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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Varieties of OA

George Porter, An Open Access Bestiary; or, Looking Upon the Many Faces of Open Access, a PPT presentation at the 24th Annual Charleston Conference (Charleston, November 3-6, 2004). Excerpts:
    So, what is Open Access?
    • Grassroots movement
    • Philosophy
    • Social phenomenon
    • Still in its infancy
    What OA is not
    • A foregone conclusion
    • A passing fad
    • A formula for instant success
    • Effortless