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Thursday, November 01, 2007

OA to 126 years of research from the American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is now providing OA to the full back runs of all four of its journal and book series: 

(Thanks to

Comment.  AMNH launched its institutional repository in January 2006 and has been very busy filling it up ever since.  Some museums are progressive in allowing free scholarly use of their images (e.g. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum), but I don't know of another museum with its own OA repository, let alone the AMNH's commitment to filling it.  Kudos to all involved.