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Tuesday, March 27 • 2:15pm - 6:15pm
6 - OpenAccessArchaeology.org- A Case Study in Facilitating Open Access in Archaeology

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This paper reviews the work of the project OpenAccessArchaeology.org. This project developed out of a project that looked at the perceived quality of archaeology journals and the costs to subscribe to them. Having no subscription costs open access journals were put into a list and shoved to the side. This list eventual made its way into a blog post, then a webpage, and finally into a dedicated website with a custom search engine, recently released database, and dedicate blog.

The process of this transformation serves as an excellent case study into:

"¢ the pitfalls of open access publishing

"¢ best practice of open access publishing

"¢ the creation of a central open access resource

Specifically this paper will look at both the breadth and depth open access publications and its context within the larger world of disseminating results and data in archaeology. It will present observations on how open access publications can increase their reach and impact in both the field and wider world. Finally, this paper will take the lessons learned in this case study to layout possible future progress into the dissemination of open content in archaeology.


Doug Rocks-Macqueen

University of Edinburgh

Tuesday March 27, 2012 2:15pm - 6:15pm BST
Building 65, 1097 Streamed into room 1163

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