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Stephen Downes

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According to this statement from Harvard, "Harvard Library will offer new sustainable and equitable open access publishing models to advance open access scholarly communication." That's a good thing, and I support it, though I will remind people that that the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) has been doing this for years. Decades, even. My worry, of course, is that years from now people will talk about this as the 'start' of the open journals movement, as is wont to happen when a top tier institution adopts a practice like this (which is why we read, even in this article, things like, "I hope that many research-heavy institutions adopt our approach. The first Harvard Open Access policy launched in 2008 has been adopted nationally and internationally, and it would be great to see similar reach."

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