Open Access News links to two articles that take different sides on the question of whether the open access movement is anti-publishing. At Scholarly Kitchen, Kent Anderson says it is. "The value proposition is that content is so worthless that you have to pay to have it published, and you can't charge for it even then," he writes. Kevin Smith responds at Scholarly Communications @ Duke that "the value of scholarly work, for scholars, has never been based on the money it could earn, since they never saw a penny of that money and were, in fact, expected to pay for access to their own writings."
What's It Worth?
Dec 11, 2008