Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stickin' it to the Man

With many forms of media these days there seems to be a non-profit, open-source, stickin' it to the profit takin' man version on the free and open web (aka "no login required"). You can find music, photos, illustrations, tons of information, but what about the ever elusive scholarly stuff? In the past decade or so, academic journal pricing has gone all caviar and champagne, while libraries still have their punch & cookies budgets.

One way around this problem is for libraries (and students, staff & faculty) to encourage more use of open access journals. A wonderful directory of these academically credible (scholarly) journals is DOAJ.org where you can currently find over 3000 journals.

Here's a video illustration of what access to information can do for you (kinda cute)

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