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[BOAI] Re: Tensions grow as data-mining discussions fall apart
From: Julia Bolton Holloway <holloway.julia AT tiscali.it>
Initially, copyright came about to protect authors' intellectual property and to provide them an income in exchange for their work. Today, publishers use this for their own profits, not for their authors. With hard copy books and articles there are also the costs involved of paper, ink, binding, distributing, advertising, shelving, cataloguing, etc. While some of my books are published in this way, others I self-publish on the Web on my websites, using a server I pay for out of my pension, outside of the academic structures, making accessible, globally, primary research materials such as manuscript texts and facsimiles that otherwise could only be accessed by a few scholars travelling to European libraries. I write the texts with html and jpg using the Sea Monkey Composer (successor to the Netscape Composer), and add meta-tags for search engines. Keeping the programme simple is essential for transferability. I would recommend scholars do this, using editing skills, creating departmental cottage industries, and that these holistic liberating methods be taught in graduate schools. We do not need the exclusive expert proprietary corporate model, but rather the monastic one where learning was produced and preserved in-house, then shared, Continent-wide, with reciprocal networks. Julia Bolton Holloway Mediatheca 'Fioretta Mazzei' 'English' Cemetery P.le Donatello, 38 50132 FIRENZE ITALY -- 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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