[clug] [OT] Open Source model needed for Academic Publishing?
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Aug 31 02:06:14 MDT 2011
I thought this a rip-snorter!
Great critique of the status-quo:
"The Lairds of Learning"
"Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist":
[Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by
us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers.]
My reformed-academic friend sent me the link.
I'm having flashbacks to the student demonstrations of the 60's and 70's
against "social injustices" :-)
No need to go to the barricades just yet...
The French may, in time honoured tradition, decide to riot and revolt.
The Internet doesn't just Change Everything, it creates whole new
societies and expectations...
Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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