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The access principle : the case for open access to research and scholarship

Author: John Willinsky
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2006.
Series: Digital libraries and electronic publishing.
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"Questions about access to scholarship go back farther than recent debates over subscription prices, rights, and electronic archives suggest. The great libraries of the past - from the fabled collection at Alexandria to the early public libraries of nineteenth-century America - stood as arguments for increasing access. In The Access Principle, John Willinsky describes the latest chapter in this ongoing story -  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Willinsky, John, 1950-
Access principle.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607567967
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Willinsky
ISBN: 0262232421 9780262232425 9780262512664 0262512661
OCLC Number: 59756105
Description: xv, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Opening --
Access --
Copyright --
Associations --
Economics --
Cooperative --
Development --
Public --
Politics --
Rights --
Reading --
Indexing --
History --
Appendixes : A. Ten flavors of open access ; B. Scholarly association budgets ; C. Journal management economies ; D. An open access cooperative ; E. Indexing of the serial literature ; F. Metadata for journal publishing.
Series Title: Digital libraries and electronic publishing.
Responsibility: John Willinsky.
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An argument for extending the circulation of knowledge with new publishing technologies considers scholarly, economic, philosophical, and practical issues.  Read more...

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"A well-researched and scholarly account of the issues surrounding the publication of research. The book is both balanced and fair in its discussion of the various models and responses to concerns Read more...

 
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by 01oclc00006686 (WorldCat user published 2006-12-14) Excellent Permalink
A new MIT Press book, The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship illuminates many of the complex issues and concerns reflected in campus initiatives to support faculty in the retention of rights when assigning copyright to publishers.Opening Access: The Right to KnowIn...
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