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[BOAI] Re: word origin of "green" and "gold"
From: Jean-Claude =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Gu=E9don?= <jean.claude.guedon AT umontreal.ca>
From memory: 1. The terms Green and Gold appeared shortly after BOAI. 2. Stevan Harnad invented these terms. 3. I should let Stevan clarify this, but, again from memory, Green origin ally meant self-archiving, and Gold meant journals offering open access to their content. Then allkinds of things happened that did not simplify matters... :-) Jean-Claude Guédon Le vendredi 19 avril 2013 à 12:59 +0900, Shigeki Sugita a écrit : > Dear BOAI 2002 vanguards, > > Someone please teach me about the original meanings or implications of ↵ "green" and "gold" at the time of the first BOAI ↵ recommendation. Why was self-archving named as "green" and OA ↵ journals as "gold"? > > green: green light? "RoMEO-green"? > gold: highest grade? (like "Gold Medal") > > > Best wishes, -- Jean-Claude Guédon Professeur titulaire Littérature comparée Université de Montréal
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