The (Refereed) Literature-Liberation Movement
New Scientist, 2292, .
When print was the only medium of dissemination, there was no alternative to toll-gated access. The web era has provided a method of liberating the refereed research literature online without giving up journals or peer review, and without violating copyright. This "Self-Archiving Initiative" is swift and certain, tried and true, well within reach and long overdue. To free this literature virtually overnight, all its authors need do is to self-archive their own portion of it online in their institution's "e-print" archive. Free archive-creating software (http://www.eprints.org) is now available to make all such institutional e-print archives "interoperable" (www.openarchives.org), hence "harvestable" into one global virtual archive (http://cite-base.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi-bin/search) -- free for everyone, everywhere, forever. For the details, see http://www.cogsci.soton.ac.uk/~harnad/Tp/resolution.htm.
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