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Copyright and Archaeology- “Walking into the lions den with your cock out”

April 22, 2013


Last week, I presented a paper at the IfA conference that touched on the issue of copyright after my earlier discussion last week about the issue. It was described as, “Walking into the lions den with your cock out” by someone else in the session. Apparently, my musings were controversial and several people were so […]

Creative Commons Non-commercial A Cruel Joke.

April 11, 2013


edit-updated see end. Got a tweet a few hours ago from @johnwallx pointing me towards this Google group discussion about Creative Commons licenses and 3-D heritage data.┬áDr. Isenburg was attempting to improve the use of 3-D modelling but had his data removed because it violated the creative commons licensing. If you don’t know what CC […]

Good News for Open Access

March 11, 2013


Just saw this on twitter and followed the link– The Society for Cultural Anthropology (a section of the American Anthropology Association) is excited to announce a groundbreaking publishing initiative. With the support of the AAA, the influential journal of the SCA,┬áCultural Anthropology, will become available open access, freely available to everyone in the world. ┬áStarting […]

Predatory Open Access Archaeology Journals or just poor quality? PAGEPRESS Publishers

February 11, 2013


I am in the process of updating Open Access Archaeology’s searchable database of Open Access Journals. Some journals have ceased to exists (online at least) others have moved or change their OA policy etc. During the search I came across one publisher of OA archaeology journals that seemed to fit the definition of Predatory Open […]

Another Day, Another Society Against Open Access

February 10, 2013


I was alerted to The American Philological Association (APA)’s letter against the current UK Open Access policy, by AWOL. However, they did ask for comments from others on the subject. Here is the letter I sent them outlining why I think there are some serious flaws in their response: Dear Denis Feeney and Michael Gagarin, […]

The Cavalier Attitude of Youth and Their Free Stuff.

January 23, 2013


Rex at savage minds has put together one of the most articulate arguments about digital copying and open access I have seen, in response to a very poor opinion piece by Rob Weir at Inside Higher Education: “In his article, Weir argues that downloading JSTOR articles is theft. Downloading and sharing articles, or movies, or […]

Internet Archaeology is Going Open Access

January 20, 2013


Some good news, Internet Archaeology is moving towards Open Access. They have been talking about this for a while but I was under the impression it was for new content. As such, I was pleasantly surprised to find in my email that they had freed up most of their back catalog: I am very pleased […]