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This is an experimental, wiki-based home page. It's been my main home page since June 2013. If I decide that the experiment is a failure and shift to another page, I'll say so here and link to the new page.  
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This wiki-based home page has been my main home page since June 2013.  
 
* Suggested short URL for this page = [http://bit.ly/petersuber bit.ly/petersuber]
 
* Suggested short URL for this page = [http://bit.ly/petersuber bit.ly/petersuber]
  
== General ==
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== My work and primary affiliations ==
  
* I work for the free circulation of research in every field and language. In practice that means research, writing, organizing, and ''pro bono'' consulting for [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm open access to research]. I wear several hats:
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* I work for the free circulation of knowledge and research in every field and region. In practice that means education, collaboration, research, writing, tool-building, direct assistance, and ''pro bono'' consulting for [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_(the_book) open access]. I wear several hats:
** Director of the [http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication] <!-- since 7/1/13 -->
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** Director of the [http://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication] (based in the [http://library.harvard.edu/ Harvard Library]) <!-- since 7/1/13 -->
** Director of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project] <!-- since 7/11 -->
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** Director of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project] (based in the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center]) <!-- since 7/11 -->
** Faculty Fellow at the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Center for Internet & Society] <!-- since 6/09 -->
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** Senior Researcher at the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society] <!-- Faculty Fellow starting 7/109; Senior Researcher starting 9/15 -->
** Senior Researcher at the [http://www.arl.org/sparc/ Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition] <!-- since 7/04 -->
 
** Research Professor of Philosophy at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
 
  
 
* My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).
 
* My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).
 
== Other current affiliations ==
 
 
* Current affiliations, other than the primary affiliations above (most recent first):
 
** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
 
** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
 
** Member of the [http://about.scienceopen.com/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [https://www.scienceopen.com/ ScienceOpen] <!-- since Sept 20, 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about/our-team/advisory-board-members/ Advisory Board] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- since January 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.openlibhums.org/committees/academic-steering-advocacy-committee/ Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee] of the [http://www.openlibhums.org/ Open Library of Humanities] (OLH) <!-- since January 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/people/ Advisory Board] of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/ Open Syllabus Project] (OSP) <!-- since July 2012 -->
 
** Fellow at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ Openforum Academy] (OFA)
 
<!-- ** Director of the Harvard Open Access Project -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6095/people Board] of [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/j_6/home Enabling Open Scholarship] (EOS) <!-- since 9/22/09 -->
 
** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 -->
 
** Member of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Editorial_Board Editorial Board] of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD) <!-- since 3/08 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&catid=56&Itemid=95 Steering Committee] of the [http://www.openoasis.org/ Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook] (OASIS) <!-- since 2/08 -->
 
** Member of the [http://okfn.org/about/team/board/ Advisory Board] of the [http://www.okfn.org/ Open Knowledge Foundation], and the [http://www.opendefinition.org/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] for its [http://opendefinition.org/ Open Definition] <!-- on advisory council since 11/07; officially announced February 15, 2008-->
 
** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
 
** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
 
 
* Also:
 
** co-developer of [http://bit.ly/tagteam-intro TagTeam], 2011
 
** founder of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/OA_tracking_project Open Access Tracking Project] (OATP), 2009
 
** co-founder of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD), with Robin Peek, 2008
 
** co-founder of the [http://bit.ly/hoap-soar Societies and Open Access Research] (SOAR) project, with Caroline Sutton, 2007
 
  
 
== Writings ==  
 
== Writings ==  
  
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| style="background:yellow; color:black"  | My latest book is [http://bit.ly/ku-book ''Knowledge Unbound''] (MIT Press, 2016). It's available in paperback, hardback, and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats).
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| style="background:orange; color:black"  | My latest book is [http://bit.ly/oa-book ''Open Access''] (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and eight open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent [http://bit.ly/oa-book updates and supplements]. ''Choice'' named ''Open Access'' an [http://www.cro3.org/content/51/05/759.full.pdf Outstanding Academic Title for 2013].
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| style="background:orange; color:black"  | My last book before that is [http://bit.ly/oa-book ''Open Access''] (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent [http://bit.ly/oa-book updates and supplements]. ''Choice'' named ''Open Access'' an [https://web.archive.org/web/20140114005559/http://www.cro3.org/content/51/05/759.full.pdf Outstanding Academic Title for 2013].
 
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<!-- * My latest book is [http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access ''Open Access''] (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and at least eight open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent [http://bit.ly/oa-book updates and supplements]. ''Choice'' named ''Open Access'' an [http://www.cro3.org/content/51/05/759.full.pdf Outstanding Academic Title for 2013]. -->
 
  
* '''On open access:'''
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* '''On open access'''
 
** See the [[Writings on open access|bibliography of my writings on open access]] (with links to OA editions).
 
** See the [[Writings on open access|bibliography of my writings on open access]] (with links to OA editions).
** See the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter'', 2001-2002, and ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter'', 2003-2013)
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** See the [https://web.archive.org/web/20210508012624/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm backfile] of my newsletter (''Free Online Scholarship Newsletter'', 2001-2002, and ''SPARC Open Access Newsletter'', 2003-2013)
** See the archive of my old blog, [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (2002-2010).
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** See the archive of my old blog, [https://web.archive.org/web/20110224045531/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html ''Open Access News''] (2002-2010).
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** See how my projects and writings could help those studying the [[History of open access|history of OA]]
  
* '''On topics other than open access:'''
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* '''On topics other than open access'''
 
** See the [[Writings|bibliography of my writings]] (with links to OA editions).
 
** See the [[Writings|bibliography of my writings]] (with links to OA editions).
  
* Nearly all my publications are open access from my [http://bit.ly/dash-suber section of DASH] (the Harvard open-access repository), my [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/ Earlham web site], a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
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* Nearly all my publications are open access from my [https://dash.harvard.edu/discover?filtertype_1=author&filter_relational_operator_1=contains&filter_1=&query=peter+suber&scope=%2F section of DASH] (the Harvard open-access repository), my [https://web.archive.org/web/20110222153151/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm old Earlham web site], a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
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** One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.  
 
** One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.  
** Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm ''The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions''] (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've since asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print and the rights revert to me.
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** Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/cse.htm ''The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions''] (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print, or as soon as I can revert the rights, whichever comes first.
** I believe these are the only exceptions. All my publications since I started working for OA in the late 1990's are OA, and except for ''Speluncean Explorers'', all my publications for which I have digital copies are now OA.  
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<!-- August 12, 2015, I COMMENTED OUT THIS SEARCH ENGINE BECAUSE IT'S SO CRUMMY
<!-- For a while there were a few early ones for which I didn't have digital copies. I've tried to find or create digital copies for each of those, and make each one OA, and I believe I've now succeeded. If I ever notice that I've missed one, I'll get to work on it. -->
 
 
 
* I [https://google.com/+PeterSuber blog at Google+]. My G+ posts are reposted automatically to [https://twitter.com/petersuber Twitter]. I seldom post to Twitter manually.
 
 
 
 
== Search ==
 
== Search ==
 
 
* [https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=005234242513531882349:uajzrpathpk Search my web pages and publications].
 
* [https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=005234242513531882349:uajzrpathpk Search my web pages and publications].
 
** This is a Google custom search engine, new in November 2014. It will eventually cover all my web pages and publications. Bear with me while I make the index more complete. The short URL is [http://bit.ly/ps-search bit.ly/ps-search].
 
** This is a Google custom search engine, new in November 2014. It will eventually cover all my web pages and publications. Bear with me while I make the index more complete. The short URL is [http://bit.ly/ps-search bit.ly/ps-search].
 
** I previously had a Google custom search engine with the same intended scope. But that search engine is [https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!category-topic/customsearch/troubleshooting-and-bugs/kclnIYppGO4 broken]. I'd remove the search box from all my old web pages, but that would take more time than I have. So please beware. The search box on some of my old pages will give skimpy and outdated results.
 
** I previously had a Google custom search engine with the same intended scope. But that search engine is [https://productforums.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!category-topic/customsearch/troubleshooting-and-bugs/kclnIYppGO4 broken]. I'd remove the search box from all my old web pages, but that would take more time than I have. So please beware. The search box on some of my old pages will give skimpy and outdated results.
 
** When I figure out how to embed the search box in this wiki page, I will. Meantime I can only offer the link.
 
** When I figure out how to embed the search box in this wiki page, I will. Meantime I can only offer the link.
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* Also see the [[#Social_media | section on social media]] below.
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== Academic interests ==
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* When I was a philosophy prof (1982-2003), I specialized in Kant and German idealism; the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; the history of western skepticism from Socrates to the 20th century; epistemological and ethical issues related to skepticism, such as fictionalism, ideology, self-deception, and the ethics of belief; the logical, epistemological, ethical, and legal problems of self-reference; the metatheory of first-order logic; the ethics of paternalism, consent, and coercion; and the philosophy of law. I retain an interest in all these topics, and have since added some new ones: the connections between ancient Greek skepticism and Indian Buddhism (via Pyrrho), the naturalization of ethics, and concepts of randomness.
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* Since 2001 or so, my interests have centered on policies, practices, and technologies that foster research, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, reliability, use, and usefulness of research. In addition to promoting these policies, practices, and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, how it ought to change research, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research.
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<!-- Some obstacles are policies, practices, and technologies with visible limitations, and some are failures of imagination with invisible limitations. -->
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== Other current affiliations ==
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* Here are some affiliations other than the [[#My_work_and_primary_affiliations|primary affiliations]] above (most recent first):
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** Member of the [https://freejournals.org/fjn-organization/governance/ Advisory Committee] of the [https://freejournals.org/ Free Journal Network].
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<!-- since March 30, 2020 -->
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** Member of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/editorial-board/ Editorial Board] of the [https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/ Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review]
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<!-- since 10/19 or before; forget when Irene asked me; prior to launch on January 16, 2020 -->
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<!-- ** Member of the Advisory Board of [http://libraria.cc/ Libraria]. Since September 1, 2016. Just waiting for link to advisory board. -->
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** Member of the [https://wikis.mit.edu/confluence/display/open2020/Open+2020+Working+Group+Home Open 2020 Working Group]
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<!-- since March 21, 2019 -->
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** Member of the [https://projectaiur.com/team/#advisors Advisory Board] of [https://iris.ai/aiur/ Project Aiur]
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<!-- Since May 16, 2018. -->
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** Member of the [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/people/ Advisory Committee] for the study, [https://blogs.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/orcid-study/2018/02/22/hello-world/ Characterizing the Adoption of ORCID iDs in Academic Communities]
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<!-- since September 14, 2017 -->
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** External Expert for [http://openminted.eu/ OpenMinTeD], in the [http://openminted.eu/community/working-groups/ Working Group] on intellectual property rights and licensing
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<!-- Since September 11, 2016. -->
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** Member of the [http://riojournal.com/board Advisory Board] of [http://riojournal.com/ Research Ideas and Outcomes] (RIO) <!-- Since sept 4, 2015 -->
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** Founding member of the [http://www.authorsalliance.org/ Authors Alliance] <!-- since May 21, 2014 -->
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** Member of the [http://www.share-research.org/about/our-team/joint-working-group/ Joint Working Group] of [http://www.arl.org/share SHared Access Research Ecosystem] (SHARE) <!-- member of technical working group since Nov 2013, which then merged with other working groups to become joint working group in Feb 2015 -->
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** Member of the [http://about.scienceopen.com/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [https://www.scienceopen.com/ ScienceOpen] <!-- since Sept 20, 2013 -->
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** Member of the [https://about.openlibhums.org/about/committees/academic-steering-advocacy-committee/ Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee] of the [http://www.openlibhums.org/ Open Library of Humanities] (OLH) <!-- since January 2013 -->
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** Member of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/people/ Advisory Board] of the [http://opensyllabusproject.org/ Open Syllabus Project] (OSP) <!-- since July 2012 -->
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<!-- ** Director of the Harvard Open Access Project -->
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** Member of the [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/c_6095/people Board] of [http://www.openscholarship.org/jcms/j_6/home Enabling Open Scholarship] (EOS) <!-- since 9/22/09 -->
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** Member of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Editorial_Board Editorial Board] of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD) <!-- since 3/08 -->
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** Member of the [http://www.openoasis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44&catid=56&Itemid=95 Steering Committee] of the [http://www.openoasis.org/ Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook] (OASIS) <!-- since 2/08 -->
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20140714223530/https://okfn.org/about/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] of the [http://www.okfn.org/ Open Knowledge Foundation], and the [https://web.archive.org/web/20191203214838/http://opendefinition.org/advisory-council/ Advisory Council] for its [http://opendefinition.org/ Open Definition] <!-- on advisory council since 11/07; officially announced February 15, 2008-->
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<!-- if I don't want to link to Wayback Machine page, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Knowledge_International#People -->
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** Member of the [http://openhumanitiespress.org/open-access-board.html OA Advisory Board] of [http://openhumanitiespress.org/ Open Humanities Press] <!-- since 10/8/06 -->
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** Member of the SPARC [https://sparcopen.org/people/open-access-working-group/ Open Access Working Group] <!-- from the beginning; c 2003 -->
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** Member of the New Knot Claims Assessment Committee of the [http://www.igkt.net/ International Guild of Knot Tyers]
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** [https://web.archive.org/web/20210301032441/https://earlham.edu/people/emeriti-faculty/ Professor of Philosophy Emeritus] at [http://www.earlham.edu/ Earlham College]
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<!-- emeritus status approved January 14, 2019; before that Senior Research Professor, since my departure in June 2003; before that Full Professor, etc. -->
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* Also:
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** Co-founder of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP), with Mercè Crosas, 2014
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** Co-developer of [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/TagTeam TagTeam], 2011
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** Founder of the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap Harvard Open Access Project] (HOAP), 2011
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** Founder of the [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_Tracking_Project Open Access Tracking Project] (OATP), 2009
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** Co-founder of the [http://oad.simmons.edu/ Open Access Directory] (OAD), with Robin Peek, 2008
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** Co-founder of the [http://bit.ly/hoap-soar Societies and Open Access Research] (SOAR) project, with Caroline Sutton, 2007
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** Principal drafter of the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/read Budapest Open Access Initiative] (February 2002) and the [http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/boai-10-recommendations BOAI 10 year anniversary statement] (September 2012)
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** Creator of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomic Nomic], 1982
  
 
== Background and past affiliations ==  
 
== Background and past affiliations ==  
  
* In May 2003 I gave up my position as a tenured, full professor of philosophy at Earlham College, where I had taught since 1982. I also taught computer science and law. I left my professorship in order to work full-time on open access to research, which I've done ever since. However, I'm still a research professor at Earlham and still work full-time in the academic universe. My philosophical interests lie chiefly in the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; Kant and German idealism; the history of western skepticism from Sextus Empiricus to the 20th century; epistemological and ethical issues related to skepticism, such as fictionalism, ideology, self-deception, and the ethics of belief; the logical, epistemological, ethical, and legal problems of self-reference; the metatheory of first-order logic; the ethics of paternalism, consent, and coercion; and the philosophy of law.
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* I was a professor of philosophy at Earlham College for 21 years (1982-2003). I also taught computer science and law. When I stepped down in 2003 to work full-time on OA, I was a tenured senior professor. I'm now a professor emeritus.  
* My current interests center on policies and technologies that foster knowledge, in particular, the growth, sharing, use, and usefulness of knowledge. In addition to promoting these policies and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research and scholarly communication, how it ought to change them, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research and education.
 
  
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
 
* Past affiliations (most recent first)
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** Member of the Review Committee for the [https://council.science/ International Science Council] (ISC), for its March 2021 report on [https://council.science/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-02-19-Opening-the-record-of-science.pdf Opening the Record of Science].
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** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20191209215514/https://www.fairopenaccess.org/who-we-are/people/ Board] of the [https://www.fairopenaccess.org/ Fair Open Access Alliance] (FOAA)
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<!-- started August 2017; stepped down December 9, 2019 -->
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160313105030/http://oa-cooperative.org/participants.html Advisory Board] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20160106145155/http://oa-cooperative.org/ Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study] <!-- since 6/15/15 -->
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** Member of the [http://blog.onerepo.net/advisory-board/ Advisory Board] of [http://onerepo.net/ OneRepo] <!-- since June 2015 -->
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** Member of the [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap/advisory-board Advisory Board] of the Harvard [http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/odap Open Data Assistance Program] (ODAP) <!-- since Oct 2014 -->
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** Member of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/announcement/view/5 Editorial Board] of the [http://journals.sfu.ca/src/index.php/src/index Journal of Scholarly and Research Communication] <!-- since 4/09 --> <!-- stepped down at end of Nov 2018 -->
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** Member of the [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/about-us/ Library Steering Committee] of [http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org/ Knowledge Unlatched] (KU) <!-- started January 2013; stepped down October 30, 2018, in email to Frances Pinter -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/whatwedo/research/infrastructure/openaccess/International_Advisory_Panel_members.pdf Advisory Panel] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20140904101654/http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/monographs/ HEFCE monographs and open access project] <!-- since Aug 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/whatwedo/research/infrastructure/openaccess/International_Advisory_Panel_members.pdf Advisory Panel] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20140904101654/http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/oa/monographs/ HEFCE monographs and open access project] <!-- since Aug 2013 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/editors Editorial Board] of [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications Publications] <!-- starting August 2012 --> <!-- stepped down Aug 1, 2014 -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/editors Editorial Board] of [http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications Publications] <!-- starting August 2012 --> <!-- stepped down Aug 1, 2014 -->
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** [http://www.openforumacademy.org/fellows/biog/peter-suber Fellow] at the [http://www.openforumacademy.org/ OpenForum Academy] <!-- started June 28, 2012; stepped down Nov 7, 2016 -->  <!-- stepped down again May 27, 2018 -->
 
** Member of the Advisory Group of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20110604130115/http://www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/campus/ SPARC Campus Open Access Policies project] <!-- publicly launched August 5, 2009 -->
 
** Member of the Advisory Group of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20110604130115/http://www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/campus/ SPARC Campus Open Access Policies project] <!-- publicly launched August 5, 2009 -->
** Visiting Fellow at the [http://isp.law.yale.edu/ Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School] <!-- since 1/08 -->
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** Faculty Fellow at the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society], 2009-2015.  
** Member of the [http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/organisation/about_us/useradvisory_en.html Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library] <!-- since August 6, 2007 -->
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** Member of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation]
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** Visiting Fellow at the [https://law.yale.edu/isp Information Society Project] (ISP) of [http://www.law.yale.edu/ Yale Law School]  
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20080512172458/http://www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2213865/users-given-voice-european-3923010 Advisory Board] of [http://www.europeanlibrary.org/ The European Library] <!-- since August 6, 2007 -->
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** Member of the [https://web.archive.org/web/20180612162603/https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Advisory_Board Advisory Board] of the [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home Wikimedia Foundation]
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<!-- I was on the board c. June 2007 - June 2009; end date is more certain than the start date -->
 
** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research]
 
** Member of the Editorial Board of [http://ojs.gsu.edu/oar Open Access Research]
 
** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research]
 
** Member of the [http://tcfir.org/BOD.cfm Board of Directors] of [http://tcfir.org/ The Center For Internet Research]
** Member of the External Graduate Faculty of [http://www.umaine.edu/ University of Maine] (5 yr term, ending June 2012)
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** Member of the External Graduate Faculty of [http://www.umaine.edu/ University of Maine] <!-- (5 yr term, ending June 2012) -->
** Member of the Advisory Board of [http://www.journalreview.org/ JournalReview]
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** Member of the Advisory Board of [http://web.archive.org/web/20080516091657/http://journalreview.org/ JournalReview].
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<!-- URL = http://www.journalreview.org/ ; still works but doesn't point to the group I once advised -->
 
** Member of the [http://www.textop.org/advisory_committee.html Advisory Committee] of the [http://www.textop.org/ Text Outline Project]
 
** Member of the [http://www.textop.org/advisory_committee.html Advisory Committee] of the [http://www.textop.org/ Text Outline Project]
 
** Member of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/advisorygroup Advisory Group] of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/ Open Access to Knowledge Law Project]
 
** Member of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/advisorygroup Advisory Group] of the [http://www.oaklaw.qut.edu.au/ Open Access to Knowledge Law Project]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060211003605/http://www.niso.org/committees/Journal_versioning/JournalVer_comm.html Journal Article Versions Review Group] of the [http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/RP-8-2008.pdf NISO/ALPSP Journal Article Versions Working Group]. <!-- since c. Feb 2006 -->
 
** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060211003605/http://www.niso.org/committees/Journal_versioning/JournalVer_comm.html Journal Article Versions Review Group] of the [http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/RP-8-2008.pdf NISO/ALPSP Journal Article Versions Working Group]. <!-- since c. Feb 2006 -->
** Member of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/about.php?about=team Advisory Committee] of the [http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/index.php Commons of Geographic Data]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060909044516/geodatacommons.umaine.edu/about.php?about=team Advisory Committee] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20090211091332/http://geodatacommons.umaine.edu/index.php Commons of Geographic Data]
** Member of the [http://science.creativecommons.org/literature/litwg Publishing Working Group] for [http://science.creativecommons.org/ Science Commons]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060721203446/http://science.creativecommons.org/literature/litwg Publishing Working Group] for [http://web.archive.org/web/20060720052057/http://sciencecommons.org/ Science Commons]
** Member of the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/editors.html Editorial Advisory Board] for the [http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/ book series on Open Access] published by [http://www.polimetrica.com/ Polimetrica]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060207225827/http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/editors.html Editorial Advisory Board] for the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060207225840/http://www.polimetrica.com/openaccess/ book series on Open Access] published by [http://web.archive.org/web/20060827142829/http://www.polimetrica.com/en/ Polimetrica]
** Member of the [http://www.academiccommons.org/about/current-board-members Advisory Board] of [http://www.academiccommons.org/ Academic Commons]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20060207194958/http://www.academiccommons.org/about/current-board-members Advisory Board] of [http://www.academiccommons.org/ Academic Commons]
** Member of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-frame.html Steering Committee] of the [http://www.wsis-si.org/si-wg.html Scientific Information Working Group] of the U.N. [http://www.itu.int/wsis/ World Summit on the Information Society]
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** Member of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20030808043124/http://www.wsis-si.org/si-frame.html Steering Committee] of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20031005035839/http://www.wsis-si.org/si-wg.html Scientific Information Working Group] of the U.N. [http://www.itu.int/wsis/ World Summit on the Information Society]
** Member of the Advisory Board of the [http://www.info-commons.org/ Information Commons] of the [http://www.ala.org/ American Library Association]
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** Member of the Advisory Board of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20020803111450/http://www.info-commons.org/project.html Information Commons] of the [http://www.ala.org/ American Library Association]
** Director of the [http://publicknowledge.org/about/what/projects/open-access.html Open Access Project] at [http://www.publicknowledge.org/ Public Knowledge] <!-- since 7/04 -->  
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** Director of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20051221233251/http://www.publicknowledge.org/about/what/projects/open-access.html Open Access Project] at [http://www.publicknowledge.org/ Public Knowledge] <!-- since 7/04 -->  
** Author of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm SPARC Open Access Newsletter] (SOAN)
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** Moderator of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20130603105149/www.sparc.arl.org/publications/soan/ SPARC Open Access Forum] (SOAF)
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** Author of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/archive.htm SPARC Open Access Newsletter] (SOAN) (formerly the Free Online Scholarship Newsletter)
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** Senior Researcher at the [http://sparcopen.org/ Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition] (SPARC) <!-- since 7/04; now clear when this ended, or even whether it ended-->
 
** Author and editor of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News blog] (OAN)
 
** Author and editor of the [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News blog] (OAN)
** Member of the Board of Directors of the [http://www.penbay.org/bagaduce.html Bagaduce Watershed Association]
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** Member of the Board of Directors of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20030518201344/http://penbay.org:80/bagaduce.html Bagaduce Watershed Association]
** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://www.icaap.org/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication]
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** Member of the Board of Governors of the [http://web.archive.org/web/20010118201800/http://www.icaap.org:80/ International Consortium For The Advancement of Academic Publication]
** Moderator of the [http://www.sparc.arl.org/publications/soan/ SPARC Open Access Forum] (SOAF)
 
 
** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum]
 
** Moderator of the [http://threader.ecs.soton.ac.uk/lists/boaiforum/ BOAI Forum]
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<!-- From February 14, 2003 to March 30, 2008 -->
 
** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online]
 
** Editorial consultant to [http://noesis.evansville.edu/ Noesis: Philosophical Research Online]
 
** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy]
 
** Member of the Executive Committee of the [http://iacap.org/ International Association for Computing and Philosophy] and co-editor of its [http://iacap.org/library.htm Virtual Library of Philosophy]
 
** Senior Researcher at [http://noetic-labs.com Noetic Laboratories]
 
** Senior Researcher at [http://noetic-labs.com Noetic Laboratories]
 
** Co-Editor of [http://noesis.evansville.edu Noesis: Philosophical Research On-Line]
 
** Co-Editor of [http://noesis.evansville.edu Noesis: Philosophical Research On-Line]
** General Editor of [http://hippias.evansville.edu Hippias, The Limited-Area Search Engine for Philosophy]
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** General Editor of [http://web.archive.org/web/20030623021849/http://hippias.evansville.edu/ Hippias, The Limited-Area Search Engine for Philosophy]
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== Social media ==
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* I tweet as [https://twitter.com/petersuber @petersuber].
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** I like Twitter for what it does well, but [[Not on Twitter please | not for everything]].
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* Blogging
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** From May 2002 to April 2010, I blogged heavily at [https://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html Open Access News], about 18,000 posts over 8 years, with occasional blogging partners. OAN was my attempt to stay on top of all that was happening with OA and share what I learned. It was useful while it lasted, but it didn't scale with the growth of OA. That failure to scale led me to launch the crowd-sourced, tag-based [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Open_Access_Tracking_Project Open Access Tracking Project] in 2009, and lay down my blog about a year later. I explained why I was making the transition in a May 2009 [https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/4322586 article] in my newsletter. OAN is preserved and searchable in several places, including [https://web.archive.org/web/20110224045531/http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html the Internet Archive Wayback Machine]. See [[History_of_open_access#Open_Access_News_.282002-2010.29 | more details here]].
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** From July 2011 to April 2019, I blogged lightly at [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google%2B Google+], about 1,200 posts over 8 years. Google pulled the plug on G+ in April 2019 and deleted all the posts. However, I saved many of them to the [https://archive.org/ Internet Archive] and nearly all of them to [https://conifer.rhizome.org/petersuber/peter-suber-g-blog Conifer]. See [[History_of_open_access#Google.2B_blog_.282011-2019.29 | more details here]].
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<!-- I once said here that I'd written about 1,400 posts; not sure why I thought that; but I only *saved* about 1,200 to Conifer; so I'm using that number here; my dim recollection is that I saved most but not all my G+ posts; so the right number might be 1,400 -->
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** In May 2020 I started a [https://suber.pubpub.org/ new blog on PubPub].
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* Since the death of G+, I've been looking for a new blogging platform.
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** My main criteria are convenience for me (not requiring me to host anything), support for open-access posts (not limited to users of the platform), support for links from words and phrases (not limited to spelled-out URLs), support for posts of 1,000 words or longer, support for revising the text after posting, support for comments, support for deep-links to individual posts, and reliance (in whole or part) on free and open-source software.
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** So far I haven't found a platform that meets all these criteria. My earlier platforms didn't meet them all either, but I settled and I'm prepared to settle again. I just want to keep exploring first. 
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** I have (or had) accounts on Diaspora, Dock, Hastac, LinkedIn, Mastodon, Medium, MeWe, Okuna, Openbook, PASHpost, PubPub, and Substack &mdash; realizing that not all these are in the same niche. Most I've ruled out but I'm still testing a few of them.
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** I deleted my experimental Facebook account years ago, for reasons like those laid out in this [http://www.businessinsider.com/10-reasons-to-delete-your-facebook-account-2010-5 2010 article], and updated in this [https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/10/12/facebook-has-long-history-failing-its-users-massive-data-breach-just-latest-example/221670 2018 article]. -->
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* Although I'm picky about social-media sites, that doesn't mean that I love ones I use or have used. On the contrary, Twitter (my remaining channel) feeds online centralization, which I oppose. Its surveillance of my online habits takes more from my privacy than it gives back in features or other benefits. It does its part to turn universal Turing machines into dumb terminals plugged in to a corporate cloud. It's not built on free and open-source software, failing my own recommendation for other digital tools and infrastructure. And simply on the merits, or doing what I want social-media platforms to do, it's deteriorating. (All these objections applied to G+ before its death.) The niche for something better grows larger all the time. Before you write, I recognize that by using it I boost its network effects and help entrench it against better alternatives. That's one reason why I actively scan for emerging alternatives and experiment with the ones I find. Meantime, I keep using a flawed platform because I want the engagement I get from social media, both as a reader and author, and for now, for me, the net benefits exceed the net costs.
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== Related pages ==
 
== Related pages ==
  
* [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/psuber Berkman Center profile].
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* [https://library.harvard.edu/staff/peter-suber Harvard Library profile].
* [http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page].
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* [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/psuber Berkman Klein Center profile].
* [https://plus.google.com/+PeterSuber/about Google profile].
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Suber Wikipedia profile]
* [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ogK4ZGQAAAAJ&hl=en Google Scholar profile].
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* [https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q289028 Wikidata profile]
 
* [http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3577-2890 ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.
 
* [http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3577-2890 ORCID profile]. My ORCID = 0000-0002-3577-2890.
 
* [http://isni.org/isni/0000000035796302 ISNI profile]. My ISNI ID = 0000 0000 3579 6302.
 
* [http://isni.org/isni/0000000035796302 ISNI profile]. My ISNI ID = 0000 0000 3579 6302.
 
* [http://viaf.org/viaf/41863008 VIAF profile]. My VIAF ID = 41863008.
 
* [http://viaf.org/viaf/41863008 VIAF profile]. My VIAF ID = 41863008.
<!-- * [http://bit.ly/cv-suber-short My curriculum vitae] (abridged and dated). Contact me if you need an unabridged and updated version. -->
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<!-- * [https://plus.google.com/+PeterSuber/about Google profile]. -->
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<!-- * [https://preview.academic.microsoft.com/#/detail/119269184 Microsoft Academic profile].
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commented out because MS doesn't list many of my papers, and doesn't give me enough control to provide useful info; on probation; perhaps MS Academic will improve one day -->
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* [http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ogK4ZGQAAAAJ&hl=en Google Scholar profile].
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* [http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College home page] ([https://perma.cc/VLC9-YH3F perma.cc link]). Mostly superseded by the present home page.
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* [http://bit.ly/cv-suber-short Curriculum vitae]. Abridged and dated. Contact me if you need an unabridged and updated version.
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--profile at Lens.org = https://www.lens.org/lens/orcid/0000-0002-3577-2890/scholar#
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--profile at ImpactStory = https://profiles.impactstory.org/u/0000-0002-3577-2890
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* My entire Earlham web site, including my courses, blog archive, and many of my publications, is preserved and annually refreshed at a [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH.WAX:9361440 section] within [http://wax.lib.harvard.edu/collections/collection.do?coll=201&lang=eng Harvard's H-Sites]. H-Sites will soon preserve and mirror the [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap wiki] of the Harvard Open Access Project and my [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/~psuber/wiki/ personal wiki] containing this home page.
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* Archived sites and pages
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** [http://wax.lib.harvard.edu/collections/collection.do?coll=201&lang=eng Harvard's H-Sites] preserves three of my web sites:
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*** [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH.WAX:9361440 One section] preserves my [https://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/hometoc.htm Earlham College web site], including my course pages, blog archive, and many of my publications. (I believe that all of my publications on this site are now also in [http://dash.harvard.edu/ DASH].)
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*** A [http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH.WAX:14068447 second section] preserves my [http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/~psuber/wiki/ personal wiki] at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, including this wiki-based home page.
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*** A [https://wayback.archive-it.org/5456/*/http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/ third section] preserves the site of the [https://cyber.harvard.edu/hoap/Main_Page Harvard Open Access Project] (HOAP) at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
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<!-- in March 2018, H-sites started using IA's Archive-It; the same older URNs have redirects and still work
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-- old H-sites url for my berkman wiki = http://wax.lib.harvard.edu/collections/seed.do?seed=4410&primColl=201&lang=eng
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<!-- still don't have the NRS version of the URL for the HOAP archive -->
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* My [[Conflicts|conflicts of interest]].
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** This is the only place where I try to list the sources of my past and present funding.
  
 
== Contacting me ==
 
== Contacting me ==
  
* [https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication], [http://goo.gl/YaXWdn Wadsworth House], 1341 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. Phone 617-495-4089. Fax 617-495-0370.
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* [https://osc.hul.harvard.edu/ Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication], [https://goo.gl/CQOF6A Widener Library], Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. Phone 617-495-4089. <!-- deliberately omitting fax number: Fax 617-495-0370. --> Email [mailto:osc@harvard.edu osc@harvard.edu].
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<!-- ** The OSC staff assistant is [mailto:sarah_kinne@harvard.edu Sarah Kinne]. -->
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<center><span style="background:yellow">'''I'm working remotely during the pandemic. No point calling my office phone number. Stay well.'''</span></center>
  
* My office is [http://goo.gl/R1aJo Wadsworth House] Room 215.
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* My office is in [https://goo.gl/maps/0lmPc Widener Library], Room G-20.
  
 
* My primary email addresses are [mailto:peter_suber@harvard.edu peter_suber@harvard.edu] and [mailto:peter.suber@gmail.com peter.suber@gmail.com].  
 
* My primary email addresses are [mailto:peter_suber@harvard.edu peter_suber@harvard.edu] and [mailto:peter.suber@gmail.com peter.suber@gmail.com].  
** I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu>.  
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** I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu> and <peter_suber@g.harvard.edu>.
** I no longer use <peters@earlham.edu> or <psuber@law.harvard.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.  
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** I'm phasing out <psuber@law.harvard.edu>, <psuber@cyber.harvard.edu>, and <peters@earlham.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.  
  
* Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, fax, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you tweet me a message, I probably won't see it.
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* Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, text, Zoom, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you leave me voicemail, I may not hear it for months. If you send me a fax, or a message by social media, I may not see it at all.  
  
  

Revision as of 20:32, 21 August 2021

This wiki-based home page has been my main home page since June 2013.

My work and primary affiliations

  • My primary field is philosophy (Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1978). I'm also a non-practicing lawyer (J.D., Northwestern, 1982).

Writings

 

My latest book is Knowledge Unbound (MIT Press, 2016). It's available in paperback, hardback, and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats).

 

My last book before that is Open Access (MIT Press, 2012). It's available in paperback and many open-access editions (same text, different file formats). I keep it alive with frequent updates and supplements. Choice named Open Access an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013.
  • Nearly all my publications are open access from my section of DASH (the Harvard open-access repository), my old Earlham web site, a publisher's site, or some combination of these.
    • One kind of exception is an older, print-only publication for which I don't yet have a digital edition. Over the years I've gradually created digital editions where I didn't have them, and I'm nearly done.
    • Another kind of exception is a work for which I have a digital edition but not permission for open access. The only exception of this kind is The Case of the Speluncean Explorers: Nine New Opinions (Routledge, 1998). I published it before I started thinking hard about OA. I've asked Routledge to make the book OA, but it declined. I'm still willing to do so as soon as Routledge is. If Routledge doesn't make it OA while the book is still in print, then I'll make it OA as soon is it goes out of print, or as soon as I can revert the rights, whichever comes first.

Academic interests

  • When I was a philosophy prof (1982-2003), I specialized in Kant and German idealism; the history of modern European philosophy, roughly from Montaigne to Nietzsche; the history of western skepticism from Socrates to the 20th century; epistemological and ethical issues related to skepticism, such as fictionalism, ideology, self-deception, and the ethics of belief; the logical, epistemological, ethical, and legal problems of self-reference; the metatheory of first-order logic; the ethics of paternalism, consent, and coercion; and the philosophy of law. I retain an interest in all these topics, and have since added some new ones: the connections between ancient Greek skepticism and Indian Buddhism (via Pyrrho), the naturalization of ethics, and concepts of randomness.
  • Since 2001 or so, my interests have centered on policies, practices, and technologies that foster research, especially those that foster the growth, sharing, reliability, use, and usefulness of research. In addition to promoting these policies, practices, and technologies, I want to understand how the internet has changed research, how it ought to change research, and what it would mean to take full advantage of the internet for research.

Other current affiliations

Background and past affiliations

  • I was a professor of philosophy at Earlham College for 21 years (1982-2003). I also taught computer science and law. When I stepped down in 2003 to work full-time on OA, I was a tenured senior professor. I'm now a professor emeritus.

Social media

  • Blogging
    • From May 2002 to April 2010, I blogged heavily at Open Access News, about 18,000 posts over 8 years, with occasional blogging partners. OAN was my attempt to stay on top of all that was happening with OA and share what I learned. It was useful while it lasted, but it didn't scale with the growth of OA. That failure to scale led me to launch the crowd-sourced, tag-based Open Access Tracking Project in 2009, and lay down my blog about a year later. I explained why I was making the transition in a May 2009 article in my newsletter. OAN is preserved and searchable in several places, including the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. See more details here.
    • From July 2011 to April 2019, I blogged lightly at Google+, about 1,200 posts over 8 years. Google pulled the plug on G+ in April 2019 and deleted all the posts. However, I saved many of them to the Internet Archive and nearly all of them to Conifer. See more details here.
    • In May 2020 I started a new blog on PubPub.

Related pages

  • My conflicts of interest.
    • This is the only place where I try to list the sources of my past and present funding.

Contacting me

I'm working remotely during the pandemic. No point calling my office phone number. Stay well.
  • My primary email addresses are peter_suber@harvard.edu and peter.suber@gmail.com.
    • I also use <psuber@cyber.law.harvard.edu> and <peter_suber@g.harvard.edu>.
    • I'm phasing out <psuber@law.harvard.edu>, <psuber@cyber.harvard.edu>, and <peters@earlham.edu>. If you have them in your address book, please replace them with one of the above.
  • Email is the best way to reach me. If you want to contact me by phone, text, Zoom, snail mail, or some other way, and don't want to go through the Office for Scholarly Communication, then send me an email and I'll tell you how. If you leave me voicemail, I may not hear it for months. If you send me a fax, or a message by social media, I may not see it at all.


"To have no time for philosophy is to be a true philosopher."

     Pascal, Pensées.
     Trans. A.J. Krailsheimer, Penguin, 1966, §513