Internet Archaeology was the first Open Access Archaeology journal when it was launched back in 1996. It then took a brief detour into paywall publishing to pay the bills. But, now it is heading back to being Open Access i.e. free to read. In celebration of this fact Judith is having a neat little contest on Twitter. Create a tagline for this momentous occasion and win this prize:
Click on the image to see that it is a USB stick in the shape of a trowel. I thought it was pretty cool. Just tweet your tagline to
#iaopen . Or, if you don’t have twitter get a friend to do it. Due in by August 29th.
I had not planned to blog this week while I take care of some other work but I couldn’t resist having some fun with this. So I gathered together some famous quotes or at least quotes attributed to famous people on the Internet about Internet Archaeology going Open Access.
“The kingdom of heaven is like IA, it has Open Access publishing”- Jesus Christ
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years, and if you published Open Access with Internet Archaeology”- Abraham Lincoln
“Don’t cry because the paywall is over. Smile because it is Open Access”- Dr. Seuss
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool and publishes Open Access” ― William Shakespeare
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure and publish OA in IA”- Bill Gates
“You only publish once, but if you do it right by publishing OA in IA, once is enough.”- Mae West
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: Open Access, Great!”- Robert Frost
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget that you published Open Access because they will be able to read it again.” ― Maya Angelou
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Ignorance cannot drive out Ignorance: only Open Access can do that.”― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Publish Open Access in Internet Archaeology” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“I came, I saw, I published Open Access in IA.”- Julius Caesar
“Open Access is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt