Tuesday, September 11, 2007


An update of the expanding universe of open access from Heather Morrison, a Canadian librarian whose blog deserves an award for its name:

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics
Imagine a world where anyone can instantly access all of the world's scholarly knowledge - as profound a change as the invention of the printing press. Technically, this is within reach. All that is needed is a little imagination, to reconsider the economics of scholarly communications from a poetic viewpoint.

Dramatic Growth of Open Access Series

Early figures are from my preprint, The Dramatic Growth of Open Access: Implications and Opportunities for Resource Sharing, Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 16, 3 (2006), and my updates:
Dec. 31, 2005 Update and 2006 Predictions
March 31, 2006 Update.
June 30, 2006 Update.
September 2006 Update.
Dramatic Growth December 2006 & Predictions for 2007
Dramatic Growth March 2007 Update & Open Data Edition
Dramatic Growth June 2007 Update
The Dramatic Growth of Open Access: June 2007 Open Data Edition
The Dramatic Growth of Open Access: Open Data Full Data Edition
DOAJ: Strong Growth, and Understanding the Numbers
Dramatic Growth of Open Access Inclusion Criteria

On the other hand, the comment thread about the utter idiocy of Prism has grown considerably.

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