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Worth Reading: Open Access (the book), Interviews, Oregon State policy, and the Meaning of Open

Worth Reading: Open Access (the book), Interviews, Oregon State policy, and the Meaning of Open | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Peter Suber’s essential book Open Access is now, well, open access, one year after publication. It’s available in a variety of digital formats (scroll down to view), including HTML, PDF, ePUB, and Mobi. I also recommend the Internet Archive’s excellent streaming version, which I was unaware of until recently. Suber is also providing updates and supplements to the book. If you read only one book about open access, let it be this one!

Richard Poynder offers two new interviews on the current state of open access with Mike Taylor and Stevan Harnad. I tend to follow Taylor more than Harnad, and particularly like the former’s interview references to dispensing with journal prestige and the cost savings that will come with OA. I’m skeptical that Harnad’s vision of universal green (archived) OA will come to pass, though I think article archiving is an immensely valuable stopgap effort until more OA journals are up and running."

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Peter Suber - Upgrading my updates

Peter Suber - Upgrading my updates | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Now that my book on OA (Open Access, MIT Press, 2012) is OA, you can download it in many formats from many places.
http://bit.ly/oa-book ;

But if you'd rather read it online without downloading, I can recommend the reading edition produced by the Internet Archive:

* Viewing one page at a time:
http://archive.org/stream/9780262517638OpenAccess/9780262517638_Open_Access#page/n0/mode/1up ;

* Viewing two pages at a time:
http://archive.org/stream/9780262517638OpenAccess/9780262517638_Open_Access#page/n0/mode/2up ;

This edition has the very useful feature of supporting deep links to individual pages. I love that. I just used it to enhance my collection of book updates and supplements. Now an entry updating page n links directly to an OA edition of page n. Check it out.
http://bit.ly/oa-book "

 

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