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Even if you or your colleagues are not directly involved with open access issues it’s still important to be aware of current open access issues. Suber’s newsletter is an ideal way to do this.
Articles in the March 2011 Issue Include:
+ “Recent Watershed Events”
OA has the momentum of thousands of forward steps every year, in every academic field and every part of the world. But some developments are larger than others, and some are large enough to count as watershed events. I’ve noticed an upswing in watershed events recently and want to point out half a dozen of them. Pointing them out doesn’t amount to a prediction, any more than tremors predict earthquakes. But if you were too preoccupied with local noise to notice these tremors, take a moment to notice them.
+ “Open for edits”
In the last issue I called for reader help in coming up with a short, sweet term for author-side openness, for example, the openness of wikis to user edits. If “open access” is openness to readers and other users, human and machine, what’s a good analogous term for openness to authors?
+ Five Years Ago in Suber’s Open Access News
+ News Roundup
For daily open access news updates, the Open Access Tracking Project (another Suber production) is the resource to use.