Why would university faculty choose to place their scholarship on electronic archives for a world-wide audience? Many US universities have adopted such mandates for public access to faculty research, perhaps most notably Harvard , MIT, and the University of Kansas . These policies (and many more like them in various stages of consideration on campuses across the nation and world) are harbingers of a new order, one in which essentially all scholarly articles can be found and accessed by any interested individual.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
University Public-Access Mandates Are Good for Science
Good for PLoS Biology!