* Announcement [cross-posted] *

I just mailed the September issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter.  In addition to the usual round-up of news from the past month, it takes a close look at a cluster of related problems:  stretching or diluting the term "open access" to cover all flavors of widening access, hesitating to praise steps that widen access if they stop short of full OA, and letting a fuzzy OA meme outpace the spread of the major public definitions from Budapest, Bethesda, and Berlin.  The issue also includes a reflection on September 11 three years later.

September issue
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/09-02-04.htm

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     Peter




Peter Suber
Open Access Project Director, Public Knowledge
Research Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College
Author, SPARC Open Access Newsletter
Editor, Open Access News blog
http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/
peter.suber@earlham.edu