Open Access News

News from the open access movement

Monday, February 04, 2008

Introduction from Gavin

Hello, Open Access News readers. I'm Gavin Baker, the new assistant editor of OAN. I'm very pleased to join Peter in maintaining this important blog, and grateful for the support of SPARC to make it possible.

My goal here is to help Peter keep up with the quickening pace of developments in OA (and to return a bit of his time to work on other things). Through it all, I hope to uphold the high standards readers have come to expect from this blog, so that OAN can continue to be a valuable resource to the OA movement.

You can read about my involvement with the OA community in the introduction Peter posted yesterday. I also invite OAN readers, especially students, to visit the new Open Students blog which I maintain. Finally, I also write a personal blog at Readers can reach me via email at; please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

I'm happy to be here, and look forward to covering the news of the OA movement for you. Thanks for having me!