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[BOAI] Re: a question on the nature of this group
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fran=E7oise_Salager=2DMeyer?= <francoise.sm AT gmail.com>
A very active OA defensor in Latin America is LUIS NUÑEZ from the University of The Andes (Mérida, Venezuela) who also works in Bucaramanga (Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga. Colombia). You could get in touch with him at luis.nunez AT redclara.net or nunez AT ula.ve Françoise Salager-Meyer Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Los Andes Mérida Venezuela >*** >Greetings from Vancouver > >Interestingly enough, at least from the >perspective of an earth sciences librarian, it >appears that some journals that >are in Latindex are also indexed in Web of Science and GeoRef. > >For example, > ><http://www.latindex.unam.mx/buscador/ficRev.html?folio=18159&opcion=3>http://www.latindex.unam.mx/buscador/ficRev.html?folio=18159&opcion=3 > >Knowing the coverage of GeoRef, this doesn't really surprise me. > >Kevin > > >Kevin Lindstrom >Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian >Woodward Library >2198 Health Sciences Mall >University of British Columbia >Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T 1Z3 >Email:kevin.lindstrom AT ubc.ca >Voice: (604) 822-0695 >scieng.library.ubc.ca > >From: boai-forum-bounces AT ecs.soton.ac.uk >[boai-forum-bounces AT ecs.soton.ac.uk] on behalf >of Jean-Claude Guédon >[jean.claude.guedon AT umontreal.ca] >Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:00 AM >To: boai-forum AT ecs.soton.ac.uk >Subject: [BOAI] Re: a question on the nature of this group > >Having tried for years to demonstrate that what >is going on outside the North Atlantic region of >the world, is significant at a world scale - how >long did it take for people to begin paying >attention to both SciELO and RedALyC? Who pays >attention to the 6000 journals vetted by >Latindex? Why are people mesmerized by the Web >of Science, SCOPUS and Ulrich's? - and after >publishing several articles on this kind of >issues, I would support Carolina's call with >passion. I would simply add that local actions >are wonderful, but one should never forget that >their potential world impact is also great. The >North Atlantic region is not the sole fount of >wisdom in the scientific world, and it should >not masquerade as the only site of >"international" science (international here >meaning "core journals" as defined by >Thomson-Reuters...). > >What SciELO and RedALyC are doing is probably >far more significant than all the battles in >Britain about a silly Finch report, because the >Finch report affects only Britain and Brazil's >GDP is just about to pass that of Britain, if it >is not already the case. The future lies with >Brazil, not Britain, or France or Germany. > >I am with you 120%' Carolina. > >Jean-Claude > > > >Le mercredi 12 juin 2013 à 13:06 -0400, Carolina Rossini a écrit : > >>Hi all, >> >> >> >>In the past few days, thinking on how to >>advance OA in Latin America, I was wondering if >>the members of this list could play a more >>active role in supporting regional policy >>initiatives. >> >> >> >>I was thinking of a coalition of sorts, which >>can publish statements and positions supporting >>local actions. >> >> >> >>What do you think? This would not change other >>roles for this list, regarding discussions on >>concepts and events, but would add a additional >>and spicy element. >> >> >> >>Carolina >> >> >> >>-- >> >>Carolina Rossini >> >><http://carolinarossini.net/>http://carolinarossini.net/ >> >>+ 1 6176979389 >>*<mailto:carolina.rossini AT gmail.com>carolina.rossini AT ↵ gmail.com* >> >>skype: carolrossini >> >> AT carolinarossini >> >> >> >> -- To unsubscribe from the BOAI >>Forum, use the form on this page: >><http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum>http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum >> > >-- >Jean-Claude Guédon Professeur titulaire >Littérature comparée Université de Montréal > > >-- >To unsubscribe from the BOAI Forum, use the form on this page: >http://mailman.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/boai-forum
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