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Friday, March 23, 2007

Walt Crawford on recent rhetoric for and against OA

The April issue of Walt Crawford's Cites & Insights is now online.  This issue features a long article on Open Access and Rhetorical Excess.  He focuses primarily on Eric Dezenhall's suggestion to the AAP that "public access equals government censorship", Richard Smith's analogy between conventional publishing and slavery, and the public response to them both.  But in the process he also discusses the Brussels Declaration, the latest objections to FRPAA from the DC Principles coalition, and the AAUP statement on OA.  Most of the statements back and forth were blogged here, but Walt's essay is a good way to see the highlights drawn together in one place.