We all want our work to be discovered, read and cited. There is little doubt that closed access systems hamper this - a paywall to an article is a hefty obstacle, and we all encounter them at least occasionally no matter how extensive our library access is. From an author's perspective, freely-available PDFs of their work are a major boost.In recent discussions on Twitter and in the blogosphere, I've chatted with Mike Taylor, Ross Mounce, and others about self-archival as one of many mechanisms to bring about open access.
No doubt about it, word from CEO John Paton that his Digital First Media will implement paywalls across its portfolio of newspapers is landmark news—at least for all six of us who follow these things closely. As Robert Levine says: ... Read Post
This is the month of the digital news paywall. The Daily will start requiring subscriptions to access its tablet newspaper today and the New York Times will begin enforcing its paywall on March 28. We suppose it was only a matter of... Read Post