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This is a seminar that will be taking place in a couple of months.

"Open Access: Does it really work in practice?"

Chair: Robert A Kelly, American Physical Society

Date: Monday, November 8, 2004

Jointly organized by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers and Society for Scholarly Publishing

"... The Open Access journal publishing model – where there is no charge for access to primary research papers – is being strongly hyped by its supporters. But many learned societies and other publishers are anxious about its effects – will they be forced to go down this path?..."

There is no reference on the program schedule to the question I have posed in the following section regarding the following issue:

"Are companies like The Thomson Company and Reed-Elsevior going to have a "lock-in" on information that essentially was funded by the American public/taxpayor?

Are commercial publishers and the academic community playing an unethical game of wanting their 'cake and eating it too?'"

Except, Peter Suber, Earlham College http://www.larryblakeley.com/experts/peter_suber/peter_suber.htm has titled his presentation, "Overview - What's Open Access all about?"

And, he has been highlighted on my website for many months in support of Open Access and, in particular to my concerns - free public access to the research reporting that takes place regarding programs funded by the United States government.

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