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From: Marin Dacos <marin.dacos AT openedition.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:12:52 +0100


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Dear all,

Times Higher Education has published an article titled  "French scholars
say =91oui=92 to open access". Here it is.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-=
access/2002825.article

We have organized two days ago an open access meeting in Paris Sorbonne.
The auditorium was full of scholars, journals directors, librarians. For
those who can read French, a journalist has reported this public session :
http://speakingofscience.docteo.net/2013/03/27/open-access-en-shs-lintendan=
ce-suivra/
I
would like to point out the 2 minutes speach of Pierre Mounier, deputy
director of OpenEdition, explaining why open access is so important for
him, "the last roman", because he was a latinist, considered as an
endangered species. You can listen his improvised talk during the
discussion :
https://soundcloud.com/speaking-of-science/pierre-mounier-cleo-message-open=
-access
What
message wants humanist give to the world? Are we the last Mohican, or have
we a project for the future? Thanks, Pierre, for such sincerity and clear
view of the future!

Best regards,
Marin Dacos



http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-=
access/2002825.articleFrench
scholars say =91oui=92 to open access

28 MARCH 2013 | BY PAUL
JUMP<http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/paul-jump/1074.bio>

Senior humanities and social science academics come out in support of move
to =91take knowledge out of silos=92

 [image: Padlock and chain]

Sixty senior figures from the humanities and social sciences in France have
published a statement in national newspaper *Le Monde* in support of open
access.

The signatories, who include university presidents, librarians and journal
editors, warn that if the humanities and social sciences were to opt out of
wider moves towards open access they =93would become isolated and ultimatel=
y
extinct=94. The statement, titled =93Who Is Afraid of Open Access?=94, was
published on 15 March and has received more than 2,000 endorsements on a
dedicated website, I love open access <http://iloveopenaccess.org/>.

Its publication follows a statement in February by representatives of more
than 120 journals and 50 publishers - specialising in French humanities and
social sciences - which expressed concern that the European Commission=92s
open-access policy for its Horizon 2020 funding period would stifle
subscription income, leading to =93the disappearance of the vast majority o=
f
journals published in French=94.

The publishers=92 statement added that the French government had given
assurances that it did not feel in =93any way bound=94 to adopt the maximum
12-month =93green=94 embargo length advocated by the Commission.

The academics=92 riposte in *Le Monde* describes the publishers=92 fears as
=93largely groundless=94, noting that a =93thorough assessment of the secto=
r
would be required to provide a true cost-benefit analysis=94 of open access=
.

It says open access has the potential to =93take knowledge out of silos=94 =
and
allow it to play its =93pivotal role=94 in the =93collective growth=94 of s=
ociety.

The statement also highlights the success of open access in Latin America,
which it says demonstrates its potential to break the dominance of
English-language journals, enabling a =93plurality of viewpoints, modes of
publication, scientific paradigms, and languages=94.

To fear open access is =93to commit oneself to a narrow - and, in fact,
erroneous - vision of the future=94, it says. =93The humanities and social
sciences can be at the forefront of this opening movement precisely because
there is an increasing social demand for their research results.=94

paul.jump AT tsleducation.com

 PRINT HEADLINE:

Article originally published as: *French say =91oui=92 to open access* (28
March 2013

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Director - Centre for Open Electronic Publishing

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Excellence<http://www.openedition.org/10221?lang=3Den>
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<span 
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3px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Dear all,</span><br 
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gb(255,255,255)">

<br 
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x;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);fon=
t-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"=
>Times Higher Education has published an article titled =A0&quot;French 
sch=
olars say =91oui=92 to open access&quot;. Here it is.=A0</span><a 
href=3D"h=
ttp://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-a=
ccess/2002825.article" target=3D"_blank" 
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-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">=
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-=
access/2002825.article</a><div 
style=3D"color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:ari=
al,sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">

<div><br></div><div>We have organized two days ago an 
open access meeting i=
n Paris Sorbonne. The auditorium was full of scholars, journals directors, =
librarians. For those who can read French, a journalist has reported this p=
ublic session :=A0<a 
href=3D"http://speakingofscience.docteo.net/2013/03/27=
/open-access-en-shs-lintendance-suivra/" target=3D"_blank" 
style=3D"color:r=
gb(17,85,204)">http://speakingofscience.docteo.net/2013/03/27/open-access-e=
n-shs-lintendance-suivra/</a>=A0I would like to point out the 2 minutes 
spe=
ach of Pierre Mounier, deputy director of OpenEdition, explaining why open =
access is so important for him, &quot;the last roman&quot;, because he 
was =
a latinist, considered as an endangered species. You can listen his improvi=
sed talk during the discussion :=A0<a 
href=3D"https://soundcloud.com/speaki=
ng-of-science/pierre-mounier-cleo-message-open-access" 
target=3D"_blank" st=
yle=3D"color:rgb(17,85,204)">https://soundcloud.com/speaking-of-science/pie=
rre-mounier-cleo-message-open-access</a>=A0What message wants humanist 
give=
 to the world? Are we the last Mohican, or have we a project for the future=
? Thanks, Pierre, for such sincerity and clear view of the future!</div>

<div><br>Best regards,<br>Marin 
Dacos<div><br><div><div><br><br><a 
href=3D"=
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-=
access/2002825.article" target=3D"_blank" 
style=3D"color:rgb(17,85,204)">ht=
tp://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/french-scholars-say-oui-to-open-ac=
cess/2002825.article</a><h1 
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sans-serif;font-size:3.2em;line-height:1.125;border:0px;list-style:none;mar=
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French scholars say =91oui=92 to open access</h1></div><p 
style=3D"border-b=
ottom-style:dotted;line-height:1;color:rgb(153,153,153);text-transform:uppe=
rcase;font-size:10px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif;margin:4px 0px 20px;list-=
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28 MARCH 2013=A0|=A0<span style=3D"font-weight:bold">BY=A0<a 
href=3D"http:/=
/www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/paul-jump/1074.bio" 
rel=3D"author" target=
=3D"_blank" 
style=3D"color:rgb(20,104,179);text-decoration:none">PAUL 
JUMP<=
/a></span></p>

<div 
style=3D"line-height:16px;color:rgb(48,48,48);font-size:10px;font-fami=
ly:Arial,sans-serif"><div 
style=3D"float:left;width:460px"><div><p style=3D=
"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font-size:1.8em=
;line-height:1.333;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;,Times,seri=
f">

Senior humanities and social science academics come out in support of move =
to =91take knowledge out of silos=92</p></div><p 
style=3D"border:0px;list-s=
tyle:none;margin:0px 0px 16px;padding:0px;font-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428=
;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New Roman&#39;,Times,serif">

</p><div style=3D"margin:0px auto 
22px;clear:both;border-bottom-width:1px;b=
order-bottom-style:solid;border-bottom-color:rgb(214,214,214);padding-botto=
m:11px;width:450px"><p 
style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 7=
px;padding:0px;font-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;T=
imes New Roman&#39;,Times,serif">

<img alt=3D"Padlock and chain" 
src=3D"http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk=
/Pictures/web/b/j/n/padlock_and_chai_450.jpg" style=3D"border: 0px; 
list-st=
yle: none; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: middle; display: bloc=
k; max-width: 100%;"></p>

</div><p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0p=
x;font-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roma=
n&#39;,Times,serif">Sixty senior figures from the humanities and 
social sci=
ences in France have published a statement in national newspaper=A0<em>Le 
M=
onde</em>=A0in support of open access.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">The signatories, who include university presidents, 
librarian=
s and journal editors, warn that if the humanities and social sciences were=
 to opt out of wider moves towards open access they =93would become isolate=
d and ultimately extinct=94. The statement, titled =93Who Is Afraid of Open=
 Access?=94, was published on 15 March and has received more than 2,000 end=
orsements on a dedicated website,=A0<a 
href=3D"http://iloveopenaccess.org/"=
 target=3D"_blank" 
style=3D"color:rgb(20,104,179);text-decoration:none">I l=
ove open access</a>.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">Its publication follows a statement in February by 
representa=
tives of more than 120 journals and 50 publishers - specialising in French =
humanities and social sciences - which expressed concern that the European =
Commission=92s open-access policy for its Horizon 2020 funding period would=
 stifle subscription income, leading to =93the disappearance of the vast ma=
jority of journals published in French=94.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">The publishers=92 statement added that the French 
government =
had given assurances that it did not feel in =93any way bound=94 to adopt t=
he maximum 12-month =93green=94 embargo length advocated by the Commission.=
</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">The academics=92 riposte in=A0<em>Le 
Monde</em>=A0describes t=
he publishers=92 fears as =93largely groundless=94, noting that a =93thorou=
gh assessment of the sector would be required to provide a true cost-benefi=
t analysis=94 of open access.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">It says open access has the potential to =93take 
knowledge ou=
t of silos=94 and allow it to play its =93pivotal role=94 in the =93collect=
ive growth=94=A0of society.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">The statement also highlights the success of open access 
in L=
atin America, which it says demonstrates its potential to break the dominan=
ce of English-language journals, enabling a =93plurality of viewpoints, mod=
es of publication, scientific paradigms, and languages=94.</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif">To fear open access is =93to commit oneself to a 
narrow=A0- a=
nd, in fact, erroneous - vision of the future=94, it says. =93The humanitie=
s and social sciences can be at the forefront of this opening movement prec=
isely because there is an increasing social demand for their research resul=
ts.=94</p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif"><a href=3D"mailto:paul.jump AT 
tsleducation.com" target=3D"_blan=
k" 
style=3D"color:rgb(20,104,179);text-decoration:none">paul.jump AT 
tsleducat=
ion.com</a></p>

<p style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 
16px;padding:0px;font=
-size:1.4em;line-height:1.428;font-family:Georgia,&#39;Times New 
Roman&#39;=
,Times,serif"></p><div 
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t:1">

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PRINT HEADLINE:</h3><p 
style=3D"border:0px;list-style:none;margin:0px 0px 1=
6px;padding:0px;font-size:1.2em;line-height:1.6">Article originally 
publish=
ed as:=A0<em>French say =91oui=92 to open access</em>=A0(28 March 
2013</p><=
/div>
</div>
</div></div></div></div></div><div><br></div>-- <br>Marin Dacos -=A0<a href=
=3D"http://www.openedition.org" 
target=3D"_blank">http://www.openedition.or=
g</a>=A0<br>Director - Centre for Open Electronic 
Publishing<br><br>** Open=
Edition is now a <a 
href=3D"http://www.openedition.org/10221?lang=3Den" tar=
get=3D"_blank">Facility of 
Excellence</a><b>=A0</b>(Equipex) **<div>

** New email :=A0<a href=3D"mailto:marin.dacos AT openedition.org" 
target=3D"_=
blank">marin.dacos AT openedition.org</a> 
**<br><div><br></div><div>CNRS - EHE=
SS - Aix-Marseille Universit=E9 (AMU) - Universit=E9 
d&#39;Avignon<br>3, pl=
ace Victor Hugo, Case n=B086, 13331 Marseille Cedex 3 - France<br>

T=E9l : 04 13 55 03 40 T=E9l. direct : 04 13 55 03 39 Fax : 04 13 55 03 41<=
br>Skype : marin.dacos - Gmail video chat : <a 
href=3D"mailto:marin.dacos AT g=
mail.com" target=3D"_blank">marin.dacos AT 
gmail.com</a><br>Twitter : <a href=
=3D"http://twitter.com/#%21/marindacos" 
target=3D"_blank">http://twitter.co=
m/#!/marindacos</a> <br>

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