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RE: Russia and Turkey Register Green OA Self-Archiving Mandates in ROARMAP

>> Bravo in particular to the Russian institution, whose policy
>> allows for a reasonable embargo period.
> (1) It is odd (and rather sad) to see a librarian applauding an
> embargo on researchers' access to research findings.

It might not seem so odd (or sad) to someone who has read and 
considered the arguments in favor of reasonable embargoes.  One 
may agree or disagree with the proposition that reasonable 
embargoes can help maintain a robust and healthy scientific 
exchange, but tendentious expressions of regret that someone 
should actually hold such a view seem like rather a waste of time 
and bandwidth.

Anyone interested in reading my particular argument on that score 
can do so here: 

Rick Anderson
Dir. of Resource Acquisition
University of Nevada, Reno Libraries