Tuesday, July 31, 2007

two (or parenthetically three) words

AKMA notes a development in university publishing.

Then there's this:

They do offer individual subscriptions to rare eggs enrolled in certain learned societies:


Individual subscriptions are now available for a small additional fee through membership to the American Historical Association (AHA) and the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), two of the participating learned societies of HEB.

When one dispassionately examines the rationale for this sort of privatized, hedge fund-ghettoized gatekeeping, one finds there is none.

Two words to all you learned society types: Open (fucking) Access.

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Anonymous ahfukit said...

Don't know where they're going with this, but I like where you're going with this. I find myself laughing at things I don't fully understand. (Does God bless Americans any better than that?)

Happy last day of the 4th of July.

7/31/2007 12:38 PM  
Anonymous ahfukit said...

Drive safely.

7/31/2007 5:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...


7/31/2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger Scruggs said...

Tom, a friend of mine has offered to go help the paywall people on a volunteer basis. He has special skills and is tireless in his urge to be of assistance. We'll miss him here, of course, but it's the right thing to do and as you can see he's the right man for the mission.

8/01/2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

He'll be a welcome addition to the community of scholars.

8/01/2007 8:06 AM  
Anonymous ahfukit said...

I love you brother Tom, and you too, brother Scruggs, and many other brothers, sisters too. Your sense, your sight, your weight in the village square, it is all *not* *no* *thing*. It is very much *some* *thing* to be cherished. And I do.

And I do.


8/01/2007 9:10 PM  

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