MIT makes a bold move

Charles Brown CharlesB at SPAMCNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Fri Apr 6 11:39:32 MDT 2001




>>> jgperez at netzero.net 04/05/01 11:38PM >>>

It shows that in one of the "great" universities, and one where extensive
work has been done on the internet and the future of information
technologies, the idea that "information wants to be free" has triumphed.

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CB:
The communication of research results impacts on everyone involved in
science. Today, Nature launches an online debate on the most crucial and
talked-about aspect of scientific publishing -- the impact of the
web on the publication of original research.  The debate is freely
accessible
via Nature's home page (http://www.nature.com) or directly at
http://www.nature.com/nature/debates/e-access

Today's set of papers includes views from:

Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian at Yale University
Derk Haank, CEO, Elsevier Science
Frank Gannon, Executive Director, European Molecular Biology Organization
Ira Mellman, Editor, The Journal of Cell Biology, Yale University School of
Medicine
Edwin Sequeira, Jo McEntyre and David J. Lipman, National Center for
Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes
of Health, Bethesda, USA
Jo McEntyre and David J. Lipman, National Center for Biotechnology
Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, USA
Les Grivell, Director,  E-BioSci; a European archive initiative
Martin Richardson, Publishing Director, Oxford University Press
Robert D. Wells,  President, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology, and Herbert Tabor, M.D. Editor, J. Biol. Chem



Philip Campbell
Editor,
Nature






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