[open-science] [Open-access] how open is it

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Sep 25 16:54:22 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Tom Olijhoek <tom.olijhoek at gmail.com>wrote:

> A very important announcement I think
> judge for yourself
> http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/HowOpenIsIt.shtml

YES. It's about time something like this happened - SPARC has been quiet
and I look to them for some guidance. I haven't read the booklet, but
comment on the abstract

• Move the conversation from “Is It Open Access?” to “How Open Is It?”
• Clarify the definition of OA
• Standardize terminology
• Illustrate a continuum of “more open” versus “less open”
• Enable people to compare and contrast publications and policies
• Broaden the understanding of OA to a wider audience

These are all critical. Until recently there was nowhere they could be
discussed without the discussion being destroyed.

But now we have OKF open-access !!

Let's offer this organ to the world and let's finally try to get a decent
discussion going.


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Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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