Food for Thought: Open Access

“Journalists, like moths and drunks, seem attracted, irresistibly, where the light shines, not where the key lies” CRITIQUE OF : Goldacre, Ben (2007) Open access and the price of knowledge . The Guardian , Saturday February 10, 2007. (Also appeared in badscience.net ) Ben Goldacre has his heart in the right place, but…”

Pitting Petitions Against Pit-Bulls: Sense Versus Sensationalism

Reading through this makes me think that Open Access needs some clear communication. The issues are a bit complex, but what is changing is the publishing medium – the middle man – and the publishing houses are in dire need of reinvent themselves. However the knowledge owners producing the information ought to be doing a bit more hard thinking as to how they want to share their goods.

 

 

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