New volumes in Cornell's 101-year old book series on Iceland, Islandica, will be published in dual OA/TA editions. From yesterday's announcement:
... Islandica, which was first published in 1908, is now available online to the international scholarly community in a searchable, open-access format as well as in print.
The series is an extension of Cornell University Library’s Fiske Icelandic Collection, the largest in North America and among the three most comprehensive in the world....
The Library publishes the Islandica series....
“Islandica is returning to a venerable model, one in which academic librarians engage directly in scholarly publishing,” said Patrick J. Stevens, managing editor of the series and curator of the Fiske Icelandic Collection in the Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.
Stevens views the model as a natural extension of Halldór Hermannsson’s work during his tenure as curator and series editor in the early part of the 20th century, adding that “electronic open access offers scholars an effective and attractive medium for dissemination of research, no less in the esoteric humanities than in the hard sciences.”
Peter Suber at 5/06/2009 02:14:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.