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Re: [BOAI] Re: Cliff Lynch on Institutional Archives

From: Thomas Krichel <krichel AT openlib.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 19:10:36 +0200


Threading: [BOAI] Re: Cliff Lynch on Institutional Archives from harnad AT ecs.soton.ac.uk
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  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 S├ębastien, 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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