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Here's a sampling of what people were writing about on Open Access Day, in no particular order:
Vernon Totanes, Open Access Day 2008, Filipino Librarian, October 14, 2008.
... It's really encouraging to note that the open access movement has taken off in the Philippines, so that from merely blogging about Filipino journals available-for-free-online-but-not-necessarily-open-access in 2005, I am now able to blog about honest-to-goodness Filipino "Open Access Journals," especially "Philippine Studies," whose archives of full-text, peer-reviewed articles now go back to 1970. ...Zhiming Wang, Open Access, from form to content, Open Access, Freedom Space, October 14, 2008.
Martin Fenner, Open Access - what's in it for me?, Gobbledygook, October 14, 2008.
... The purchase of Biomed Central – the largest Open Access publisher – by Springer announced last week, and the announcement of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (*OASPA*) today are strong signs that Open Access has grown up and is no longer new and experimental. ...Julie Arendt, Open Access Day, Science Librarian Notes, October 14, 2008.
... While I was in library school, I first heard about Open Access when the library I was working at was going through a journal cancellation project. The university had a large, well-funded library system, so they still were far from canceling important journals, but those journal cuts were came after the system had consolidated departmental libraries and changed its staffing patterns to save money. When I finished library school and came to [Southern Illinois University Carbondale], where the money is tighter, it was not surprise that Morris Library was further along in its consolidation and cancellations and a lot closer to cutting important journals -- if it hadn't done so already. Journal prices have been increasing at a rate much faster than inflation for a couple decades, and library budgets haven't been able to keep up.Danica Radovanovic, The first international Open Access day, Digital Serendipities, October 14, 2008.