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Dorothea Salo has sketched a painfully plausible, fictitious Dr. Troia to dramatize the problem of getting faculty to self-archive. Excerpt:
Comment. We've all met Dr. Troia. We all work with Dr. Troia. When you think about motivating real-life OA archiving, think about Dr. Troia. By all means know the evidence for benefits to authors and readers, but don't limit yourself to it. If you're a good teacher, you teach the students in the room, not the ideal student who doesn't really need you. If we're good OA advocates, we must address researchers where we find them.
Update. Dorothea has created another character, Cassandra Athens, "webmaster for the Department of Basketology at Achaea University."
Update. Next on stage is Menelaus Fox, a collection-development librarian at Achaea University.
Update. Next up is Ulysses Acqua, the repository manager at Achaea University.