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Re: [BOAI] Re: Cliff Lynch on Institutional Archives
From: Thomas Krichel <krichel AT openlib.org>
Sebastien Paquet writes > telephone is useless; the usefulness of having a telephone increases with > the overall number of telephones. A similar argument can be made for > putting papers in open access, but the value to a particular researcher > strongly depends on the number of people who are also doing it (or at > least using open archives) in his discipline and only weakly on the number > of people who are doing it in other disciplines. This is why it makes > sense to say, as he writes: > > "As long as others in the discipline are not doing it, there > is little interest in the individual scholar doing it." > > Since scholars are much better socially interconnected within disciplines, > peer pressure is likely to drive authors towards open access on a > disciplinary basis. It would be so much easier to convince a researcher > to jump in if he were persuaded that everyone else in his discipline is > also going to do it! Merci Sébastien, this is a good way to put it. but there is a bit more to it. The incentives mill come from the evaluative data that is computed on the discipline-based aggregative dataset, plus some other optional data. With greetings from Minsk, Belarus, Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel RePEc:per:1965-06-05:thomas_krichel
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