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[BOAI] Harnad Follow-Up Comments to BIS Select Committee on Open Access

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:28:19 -0400


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Full text: http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/1004-.html

The only barrier separating the UK and the rest of the world from Open
Access (OA) to its refereed research journal article output in the online
era is 
keystrokes<http://www.google.ca/#hl=3Den&sclient=3Dpsy-ab&q=3Dharnad=
+(keystroke+OR+keystrokes)&oq=3Dharnad+(keystroke+OR+keystrokes)&gs_l=3Dhp.=
3...129.12737.1.13925.28.24.4.0.0.0.261.2327.16j6j2.24.0...1.0...1c.1.11.ps=
y-ab.5r2SGSMf-H8&pbx=3D1&bav=3Don.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=3Dbv.45645796,d.dmQ&f=
p=3Dd4e391a70d58b626&biw=3D1203&bih=3D768>.
It is important to bear this in mind in considering the following comments.
Once global OA policy has seen to it that those keystrokes are being
universally and systematically executed worldwide, not only OA itself, with
all its resulting benefits for research productivity and progress, but all
the other desiderata sought =96 the end of Green OA embargoes, a transition
to Gold OA publishing at a fair and sustainable price, CC-BY, text-mining,
open data =96 will follow as a natural matter of course.

But not if the keystroke barrier is not first surmounted, decisively and
globally.

It is in the interests of surmounting this keystroke barrier to global OA
that this summary strongly supports the institutional-repository
immediate-deposit mandate proposed by
HEFCE/REF<http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/openaccess/>
to
complement and reinforce the RCUK OA
mandate<http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/outputs.aspx>
.

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es/1004-.html</a><br><div><br></div><div><span style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51)=
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is=A0</span>=
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style=3D"color:rgb(0,51,102);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-ser=
if;font-size:13px">keystrokes</a><span 
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mily:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">. It is 
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atically executed worldwide, not only OA itself, with all its resulting ben=
efits for research productivity and progress, but all the other desiderata =
sought =96 the end of Green OA embargoes, a transition to Gold OA publishin=
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ollow as a natural matter of course.</span><br 
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;font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-s=
erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">But not if the keystroke 
barrie=
r is not first surmounted, decisively and globally.</span><br 
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erif;font-size:13px"><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana=
,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">It is in the interests of 
surmo=
unting this keystroke barrier to global OA that this summary strongly suppo=
rts the institutional-repository immediate-deposit mandate proposed by=A0</=
span><a 
href=3D"http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/rsrch/rinfrastruct/openacce=
ss/" 
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serif;font-size:13px">HEFCE/REF</a><span 
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family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">=A0to 
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outputs.aspx" 
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ica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">RCUK OA mandate</a><span 
style=3D"color:rgb(=
51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:13px">.<=
/span><br 
style=3D"color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:verdana,arial,helvetica,=
sans-serif;font-size:13px">
</div></div>

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