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* I call OA a "revolution" but say it's not a "radical" idea. What's not a radical step is to (1) solving severe problems harming you and your work by (2) taking advantage of existing technology.
 
* I call OA a "revolution" but say it's not a "radical" idea. What's not a radical step is to (1) solving severe problems harming you and your work by (2) taking advantage of existing technology.
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* large, so put it on another page; link to it from here; explain here and there that most HOAP wiki pages are editable only by project participants, but that the book index page is editable by any registered user

Revision as of 08:48, 22 April 2012

  • These are Peter Suber's supplements and updates to his book, Open Access: Research Unbound, MIT Press, 2012.


The book

  • ///here give links to MIT, Amazon, etc.; explain when/how it will become OA
  • The text was finished in the spring of 2011, with only one or two small updates inserted after that.
  • The word count is 147k, higher than MIT wanted. In many places I was constrained by the word count. For example, in the preface, I wanted to thank many more colleagues, but in the end I only thanked those who helped with economic support for my OA work.

Updates

  • Elsevier boycott

Second thoughts

  • I call OA a "revolution" but say it's not a "radical" idea. What's not a radical step is to (1) solving severe problems harming you and your work by (2) taking advantage of existing technology.

Crowdsourced index

  • large, so put it on another page; link to it from here; explain here and there that most HOAP wiki pages are editable only by project participants, but that the book index page is editable by any registered user