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Here's a sampling of what people are writing about on Open Access Day, in no particular order:
Indigo, Open Access Day - How are we sharing our knowledge?, stuff, October 14, 2008.
... I studied Biology during the late 90's in the National University of Colombia, my hometown country, and I loved it. Full of endless surprises, so many things about living beings that you could not imagine, from the beautiful molecular structures to the fact that living beings actually evolve.Glyn Moody, Celebrating Open Access (Day), ComputerworldUK, October 14, 2008.
One very good reason for not just asking for open access but demanding it, is that a great proportion of academic research is funded by the taxpayer, and if we're paying for this stuff, it's not unreasonable to expect to be able to see it. And yet until recently, we not only paid for the research, we had to pay to see it in the form of subscriptions to academic journals. ...ScooterDe, Open Access Day promotes communication, Communicating for development, October 13, 2008.
Few things could promote communications for devlopment more effectively than free and open access to knowledge. ...Alethea, Open access day - redux, Humans in Science, October 13, 2008.
... I fervently think that the more exchange of knowledge takes place, the more benefit to humanity overall. ... My little brother in high school a quarter way around the globe should be able to read my or my colleagues’ articles should he so desire, since his parents’ tax money paid for it. The public has given many scientists a mandate to make discoveries on their behalf. They are our patrons. They deserve full disclosure of the results of their investment. ...John Wilbanks, Happy Open Access Day..., Common Knowledge, October 14, 2008.
... It's a day for celebration, and a day to be proud we're all part of an earthchanging movement in scholarly communication. Let's just not forget how long we have been fighting and how far we still have to go. ...Bill Hooker, Open Access Day 2008, Open Reading Frame, October 14, 2008.
... Next year, I'm going to treat OA Day as a national holiday and take the day off work in celebration. Maybe one day everyone will do the same...