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Detailed intro to OA

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jun 6 15:56:48 EST 2005

[This is a belated entry from Peter Suber's Open Access News]

    Detailed intro to OA   

    Charlotte Hess, A Resource Guide for Authors: Open Access, Copyright,
    and the Digital Commons, The Common Property Resource Digest, March
    2005, pp. 1-8. 
    A detailed and comprehensive introduction to OA, including background
    on the problems it solves, recommendations for authors (covering
    both OA journals and OA archives), answers to common objections and
    misunderstandings, and an annotated list of major OA initiatives. Hess
    and her program at Indiana University maintain the OA repository for
    her field, Digital Library of the Commons. To encourage scholars in
    the field of commons and common property to fill the repository, her
    article includes this exemplary offer: 'Too busy to register (free)
    and submit your eprint to the Digital Library of the Commons? Send
    your word file to us at [email address] and we will convert it to
    .pdf and mount it on the website for you.'

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