Monthly Archives: September 2009

Funding a transition to OA

As I mentioned in my last post, a group of American universities has signed an agreement to finance open access journals. The previous post alluded to my criticisms of the compact and I’ll flesh them out here. It’s a big … Continue reading

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Lead, follow, or get out of the way

Harvard and 4 other universities did something neat recently: they agreed, in principle, to help finance open access publishing. Of course, the devil’s in the details (more on that in a future post), not least of which is that, at … Continue reading

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Advice on email for political campaigns

Email addresses are the coin of the realm nowadays in political campaigning. More political efforts — whether candidates, partisan groups, or advocacy organizations — ask for your email address than probably any other piece of contact information. And email addresses … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on the Google Books Settlement

So much ink has already been spilled on the topic of the Google Books Settlement that I won’t dwell on it too much. I do, though, want to point out a few issues that haven’t been getting much play in … Continue reading

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