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- Subject: GWLA letter
- From: Brian Simboli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 17:50:13 EDT
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From one standpoint, the recent GWLA letter is - perhaps - a stepin the right direction. It is indeed good to see provosts aware of the issues in publishing.
From another, it's just one more instance of the usual rhetoricabout the need for open access. The worry here is that this rhetoric might divert academic administrative attention from creating university-based, stable, long-lasting, low-cost alternatives (whether OA or not) that challenge the current barrier to dissemination of knowledge, viz., high pricing.
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