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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

OAD adds timeline of the OA movement

I just moved my Timeline of the Open Access Movement to the Open Access Directory (OAD) for community editing. 

Starting now, it's no longer just my work, but the work of all who contribute.  I plan to continue as a contributor.

I've enjoyed working on this timeline, and I'm proud of it.  But I can no longer do it justice.  For example, until this year I'd always been able to bring it up to date before publishing my year-end review of OA.  But this year I just couldn't find the time.

It's respectably thorough from the first stirrings of the OA movement through the end of 2007.  But it needs a lot of work for 2008 and 2009.  If you want to help, you can find the raw material by searching or browsing the OAN archive or in the monthly round-up section of SOAN.

Remember that OAD is a wiki and depends on users to keep its lists comprehensive, accurate, and up to date.

I thank Nancy Pontika for the difficult job of converting the HTML edition to wiki format.