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Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Open Access

With presentations at all levels from Keynote to posters, Open Access is a big issue at MLA04. With library budgets squeezed , a partial monopoly of publishers increasing pricing there is a real enthusiasm for open access amongst librarians here.

In a parallel session librarians told of their efforts to get authors and institutions to use the paradigm with one librarian facilitating a completely new online journal. Our own Biomedcentral agreement was hailed as a beacon to lead the way for American librarians.



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