Tuesday, November 10, 2009

University Public-Access Mandates Are Good for Science

Good for PLoS Biology!
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 [1], MIT, and the University of Kansas [2]. 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.

1 comment:

sonam said...

Such kind of policies really help guys like me who want to learn but just don't get opportunities to pursue what they want.
I am really thankful to stanford for its SEE program.
The robotics lectures are just gem for my kind of robotics enthusiasts.