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Friday, March 14, 2008

OA to USENIX conference proceedings

USENIX has announced "open public access to all its conference proceedings" (undated). According to Matt Blaze (writing on March 13), this means that
... Effective immediately, all USENIX proceedings and papers will be freely available on the USENIX web site as soon as they are published. (Previously, most of the organization's proceedings required a member login for access for the first year after their publication.) ...
The rationale for the decision, from the society's announcement:
... This significant decision will allow universal access to some of the most important technical research in advanced computing. In making this move USENIX is setting the standard for open access to information, an essential part of its mission. ...
Certain papers from past conferences are currently available OA from the USENIX site.