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Here's a sampling of what people were writing about on Open Access Day, in no particular order:
Graham Steel, Why I am an OA Advocate, McBlawg, October 13, 2008.
I became involved in patient advocacy in September 2001 just under two years after I lost my brother to a fatal, rare neurodegenerative disease. During the early years of this work, I commenced the process of studying peer reviewed scientific, technical and medical (STM) research.Dave Love, Open Access Day, dave love’s blog, October 15, 2008.
... I am just learning about OA, and its various colors (green, gold, grey, white), but the more I learn the more excited I get. For next manuscript with my name on it, I’ll push for a PLoS journal– probably PLoS ONE. ... Besides the OA and Creative Commons copyright, which are important in their own regard, I also like that there is no print version, which allows for more focus on web-based tools like a comments and questions feature that allows readers and authors to discuss the manuscript online (as a short-circuit to writing damn-awful published responses that seem to just start feuds). I feel like many of my colleagues in Environmental Microbiology don’t know about OA gold journals or PLoS, so I’ll try to (re)educate them as to their amazing benefits over paid access journals. ...Shirley Wu, Happy Open Access Day!, I was lost but now I live here, October 14, 2008.
a day for everything, dilettante, October 14, 2008.
... I am fortunate that as an enrolled student that I have access to much scientific literature through the university subscriptions, and many are available online either on campus or through a proxy server from my place of study.Duncan Hull, Open Access Day: Why It Matters, O’Really? at Duncan.Hull.name, October 14, 2008.