Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ludicrously closed access; or how to alienate readers and look foolish

It started with a post the liblicense mailing list, announcing a new journal entitled the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship. The journal, the post said, was published by the Haworth Press (a subsidiary of Taylor & Francis since its acquisition … Continue reading

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Open access and the new WIPO director

This week, the World Intellectual Property Organization named a new director general, Francis Gurry of Australia. In his acceptance speech, Gurry called for the world “IP” system to serve the goals of access to knowledge and information equity. He also … Continue reading

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I’m on Rocketboom

…after a fashion. They use a photo of me around the one minute mark in today’s video, during a discussion of DRM. The photo’s from the DRM protests at the Students for Free Culture conference in Boston last year. I’m … Continue reading

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