Research Works Act H.R.3699: The Private Publishing Tail Trying To Wag The Public Research Dog, Yet Again


Harnad, Stevan (2012) Research Works Act H.R.3699: The Private Publishing Tail Trying To Wag The Public Research Dog, Yet Again.

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A vast new potential for research has been opened up by the Web. It would be a great mistake, economically speaking, if research, researchers, the R&D industry and the US tax-paying public all had to renounce this newfound potential so as to protect and preserve the current revenue streams and M.O. of the publishing industry. That M.O. evolved for the technology and economics of the bygone Gutenberg era of print on paper. H.R.3699 would prevent evolution from continuing, to allow research to reap the full benefit of the PostGutenberg era.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Commentary On: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3699:
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Keywords: open access, self-archiving mandates, publisher lobbying, public funding
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 273093
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2012 18:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:18
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273093

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