Open Access: noch lange nicht am Ende

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David Worlock fragt: Is Open Access over?

Open Access , defined around the historic debate twixt Green and Gold , when Quixote Harnad tilted at publishers waving their arms like windmills , is most definitely over . Open is not , if by that we begin to define what we mean by Open Data , or indeed Open Science . But Open Access is now open access.

Liest man den Artikel, sieht man Open Access als Entwicklung jedoch noch längst nicht am Ende.

Peter Suber reduziert Bloggen über Open Access

Wie Peter Suber bekannt gab, sieht er sich ab sofort nicht mehr in der Lage, jeden Tag für einen umfassenden Überblick über Open-Access-Aktivitäten auf der ganzen Welt zu sorgen. In seinen eigenen Worten:

Today I step back from systematic daily blogging in order to free up time for my new position at the Berkman Center.

The blog itself will continue and Gavin will continue at something like his current pace. I will continue my daily crawl for OA-related news. I’ll continue to tag what I find for the OA tracking project (OATP). I’ll continue to write the monthly SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN). I’ll continue to work full-time for OA.

I’ll even continue to blog, though only sporadically. Open Access News (OAN) will be smaller and more selective than in the past. I cannot assure you that the news it covers will be the most important subset. (That presupposes that Gavin and I will be on top of all new developments and in a position to pick the most important.) I’ll blog what I notice, what moves me, and what I have time for, with the accent on the third criterion. It should be a eclectic bunch. I know that I’ll notice a lot of important news, thanks to OATP, and I know that I’ll be moved to blog a lot of it. But because of my new projects, even the most important news will be important news that I only have time to tag, not to blog.

Es ist nicht übertrieben, wenn man Peter Suber als eine der treibenden Kräfte hinter der gesamten Open-Access-Bewegung sieht. Bleibt also nur eines zu sagen:

Thanks a lot, Peter, for years of excellent work and loads of information for all those who are interested in open access!

[via Archivalia]