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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Roundup of blog posts on OA Day, part 8

Here's a sampling of what people were writing about on Open Access Day, in no particular order:

Greg Laden, A poem for Open Access Day, Greg Laden's Blog, October 14, 2008.
... "they can keep their closed access

and journals galore

but we've a new process

that we'll use ever more. " ...
Why Does Open Access Matter To You?, moneduloides, October 14, 2008.
... Open Access matters to me,

because inviting walls into wide open spaces,

gives information claustrophobia.

And the information I seek,

needs room to breathe. ...
Today is Worldwide Open Access Day, District Dispatch, October 14, 2008.
... Information sharing initiatives such as the National Institute of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy have begun to bear fruit, and it remains essential that libraries, in their role in providing access to information and research, participate in these policy conversations. In September 2008 we reported on SPARC Director Heather Joseph’s Congressional testimony on the importance of the Open Access policy. The legislative attack on the Public Access Policy has subsided, and the NIH Policy lives on, ensuring public access to the published results of NIH-funded research in PubMed Central. The American Library Association, SPARC and several other national and regional library, publishing, and advocacy organizations have been long-standing supporters of the NIH Open Access Policy. ...
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