Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Harvard Proposal to Publish Free on Web

This looks like an interesting NY Times article.

At Harvard, a Proposal to Publish Free on Web
By PATRICIA COHEN "Publish or perish has long been the burden of every aspiring university professor. But the question the Harvard faculty will decide on Tuesday is whether to publish — on the Web, at least — free.

Faculty members are scheduled to vote on a measure that would permit Harvard to distribute their scholarship online, instead of signing exclusive agreements with scholarly journals that often have tiny readerships and high subscription costs."

Etc., etc., etc.
See also this article in the Crimson.

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