French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access

Paul Jump, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL), Mar 28, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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The Times Higher Education reports "Sixty senior figures from the humanities and social sciences in France have published a statement in national newspaper Le Monde in support of open access." It adds that the statement Who Is Afraid of Open Access? has received more than 2,000 endorsements from individuals and (mostly) organizations. French science blogger Mathieu Rouault summarized a public session on open access rlated to the statement (en français). Also (as described in an email from Marin Dacos) there's a Soundcloud recording from Pierre Mounier, deputy director of OpenEdition, explaining why open access is so important.

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