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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New free online journal on digital conservation

E-Conserv@tion is a new free online peer-reviewed OA journal.  It calls itself OA, but it requires users to register, and click their agreement with the CC-BY-NC-ND licensing terms, before they are allowed to read any articles.  Even then, you cannot download individual articles but only an entire issue in a single PDF.

The inaugural issue (October 2007) is now online and includes an article on OA, The Open Access Concept (pp. 14-19).  I'd link to it but the journal doesn't support deep links to individual articles.  The article presents the results of a survey of attitudes toward OA among conservators.  I'd post an excerpt here, but I just ran into one more frustrating limitation:  cutting/pasting a paragraph of readable text creates an unreadable mess full of random spaces.