[Duraspace] Fwd: [GOAL] FW: [SCHOLCOMM] OSI update

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 21:18:49 SAST 2014

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*Hilton Gibson*
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From: Richard Poynder <richard.poynder at cantab.net>
Date: 10 September 2014 21:06
Subject: [GOAL] FW: [SCHOLCOMM] OSI update
To: "Global Open Access List (Successor of AmSci)" <goal at eprints.org>

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*From:* Glenn Hampson [mailto:ghampson at nationalscience.org]
*Sent:* 10 September 2014 18:06
*To:* SCISIP at LISTSERV.NSF.GOV; RESADM-L at lists.healthresearch.org;
scholcomm at ala.org
*Subject:* [SCHOLCOMM] OSI update

Hi Everyone,

About 75 of you have already signed up to be part of the “Open Science
Initiative” discussing the current gaps in open access and the future of
science publishing. Thank you for your prompt response. We’ll keep the signup
link <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B49AAAB22A1FF2-open1> (the code is
OSI-2014) active until October 1. Please feel free to forward this to your
colleagues. We would ideally like to have all stakeholder interests
represented here---open access advocates, publishers, research managers,
copyright experts, scholarly communications experts, scientists, science
writers, and more.

In the meantime, a few folks have emailed me expressing concern over the
AAAS’s decision to “no longer advance” open access. These words (from my
email a few days ago) were copied from the title of this article
the concerns that some open access advocates have about how several new
online journals (including *Science Advances*) are handling questions of
copyright, publication fees, and so on. As noted in this article
by Richard Poynder, this disagreement is also internal to the open access
community---the community itself doesn’t agree on what constitutes open
access right now.

So the issue is more complicated than the article title suggests, and I
apologize for hastily passing the title along verbatim, which made it look
like a statement of fact,  instead of, more accurately, as just an article
link expressing an OA-related opinion. The AAAS has, in fact, played a
tremendously important and influential role in science over the years, and
can also do so in helping correct the gaps in open access and create a
realistic and sustainable framework for the future of a science publishing.
We very much look forward to working with them in this effort.



*Glenn Hampson*

*Executive Director*

*National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)*

2320 N 137th Street | Seattle, WA 98133

(206) 417-3607 | ghampson at nationalscience.org | nationalscience.org

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