Monday, March 15, 2004

Good News from Copy Access and Cornell University

The main laudable idea of the Copy Access movement is to publish and make available all kinds of content knowledge in order to spread, improve and accelarate research.
Today my email brings very good news from this front:
Cornell University, located primarily in Ithaca, New York, announced in January that it has created Internet-First University Press, which will offer old and new books under Open Access. And that promised is a reality now. From the DSpace Library is possible to browse and download books and articles free of any charge.

Many institutions and governments around the world recognize the importance of the exchange of data, information and knowledge and some of them have gathered together to state that "open access to, and unrestricted use of, data promotes scientific progress and facilitates the training of researchers."
Well, Cornell is doing it now, and that is very good news for all people promoting Open Access.



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