Zeitschriften der DMG digital

Mon Apr 20 20:29:08 UTC 2009

Dear Steven,

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:11:11AM -0500, Steven Lindquist wrote:

> On Apr 20, 2009, at 4:27 AM, Roland Steiner wrote:
>> Dear Jonathan (and interested others),
>> According to Dr. Lutz Wiederhold (Universitäts- und
>> Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in Halle), full text search and
>> download of complete articles as PDF files (free resource) will be
>> implemented within the next weeks, which, I've been told, was
>> planned so right from the beginning.
>> Best,
>> Roland

> This is great news!  (I am surprised, though, that this was not part
> of the announcement, especially if it was planned from the
> beginning).  I have always been a supporter of Open Access, but I
> admit that I am more skeptical than some when it comes to how
> broadly I think it can/should work.
> My best,
> Steven

For many -- and in my opinion rightly -- the formula is simple:
`publicly-funded research should be publicly-available', period. A
good amount of attention has been devoted to this issue of late. This
link may be helpful:

 The European University Association recommendations on Open Access

And also the list of material on this page:

 European Open Scholar: What is EnablingOpenScholarship?

Best regards,


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