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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Small investments with a large payoff

Heather Morrison, Year-End Investments Towards Open Access, Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics, February 10, 2007.

Towards the end of the fiscal year, it is not unusual for libraries and other organizations to find themselves with a small fund left over, that must be spent before year-end. For those who are looking for some ideas of how to leverage this little bit of funding to further the cause of open access, here are four suggestions: a LOCKSS box; server and hardware for hosting open access journals for your faculty; invest in ongoing open access to a very high-quality philosophy encyclopedia through contributing to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy OA endowment fund; or, sponsor a workshop or two for faculty on open access publishing, or filling that institutional repository....