Inevitable Open Access to Research Output

Thanks to George for his concise tweet reminder with the words ‘open access to research is inevitable’ – my feelings entirely. He pointed us to the Wired Campus article by Jennifer Howard reporting on a meeting of the Association of Research Libraries last year. At that meeting Bernard Schultz summed it up nicely when talking about full-text search of scholarly publications:

I want really useful tools that understand context to retrieve text intelligently, hunt down key equations, ensure completeness of bibliographies, help assess the real impact of a scientist’s work

For me the last phrase is the most important.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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