Iniciativas ‘Open Access’ y Productividad académica…

A raiz de la noticia de que  Harvard new policy: make your scholarly articles available free online, y en relación a la anacrónica situación actual que se produce entre las posibilidades de diseminación del conocimiento y de la información (como vehículo clave de sostenibilidad, transparencia, cultura y libertad), y el procedimiento tradicional de la industria editorial académica, he creido conveniente incluir una serie de enlaces relativos al Movimiento ‘Open  Access’: Open Access News,  una introducción al Open Access Overview,   al repositorio de acceso libre existente en la actualidad ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Repository Material Archiving Policies), y al Budapest Open Access Initiative: BOAI Forum Archive.

As Slashdot commenter hawk describes it:

The academic publishing industry is a dinosaur in desperate need of elimination. It charges tens of thousands of dollars per school for journals that would be more useful as web sites–, not and available several months earlier. As it exists, journals are for the benefit of the publishing companies, not the world at large, academia, or the authors. The economic model is that the faculty write, are paid nothing, and the libraries pay huge fees to the publishing houses.
Will the publishers react to open up? I doubt it; they can’t.
The *real* result of this will be top articles going to online journals, which will first rival and then displace the printed journals. This is a good thing for everyone except the publishing houses.

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