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Sunday, January 21, 2007

The growth of OA anthropology in 2006

2006 - The Year of Open Access Anthropology?, January 21, 2007.  Excerpt:

2005 was the year anthropology finally became visible on the internet. 2006 was the year of a more public, political and open access anthropology?

More and more anthropologists want to make their research available online....The bloggers at Savage Minds and campaigned for more open access with New Open Access Anthropology Website, mailing list, chat and t-shirts including a blog.

A new Open Access journal called After Culture - Emergent Anthropologies was announced and a few months ago, I've discovered Anpere - Anthropological Perspectives on Religion another new Open Access Anthropology Journal and shortly afterwards lots of new theses on indigenous research in MUNIN - the digital library of the University in Tromsų (Northern Norway).

Earlier, the American Anthropological Society was heavily criticized for its opposition to Open Access. Concerning their reluctance to use digital technology to disseminate knowledge, Jane Mejdahl from the new Danish Anthropology group blog Matters Out Of Place wondered if anthropologists were the last primitive tribe on earth. To promote anthropological blogging, established the first Anthropology Blog Carnival....

PS:  See my own coverage of OA anthropology in 2006.