Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Opening Plenary: Stevan Harnad

Although Stevan Harnad was scheduled to kick off ETD2009, his arrival was delayed, and his anticipated presentation was delayed until after the first set of breakouts. Of course, patience was rewarded, and Dr. Harnad presented the full-court press inevitability of an open access world, based on his recommendation of stages like green or pale green versions of authors self-depositing their own papers in institutional repositories. Oh, yes, he also dismissed recent efforts of gold access as impractical and ineffective. A youtube version of his talk will be online in the near future.

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