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Friday, March 02, 2007

OA for classics?

The American Philological Association (APA) has launched a $4 million fund-raising campaign.  It says it plans to spend $2 million on a "digital portal" to create "new tools for scholars everywhere to access primary source materials".  But it never quite tells us whether it will offer open access or priced online access.  (Thanks to Stoa Consortium.)

Comment.  If OA is part of the plan, then the APA shouldn't be shy about saying so.  Saying so should help the fund-raising campaign.  My guess is that classicists are much more likely to contribute to a portal of OA literature than a portal of priced literature.