Until and unless scholars and academics can become public intellectuals without endangering their good standing in academe …
By way of extension see John Willinsky's "If Only We Knew", about open access to publically funded research.
p.s. Jonathan – Willinsky did the work I know while at UBC. He's since moved. By coincidence: is he at UC? Davis perhaps?
Scientific communication needs an overhaul, and Beethoven knew how – "Beethoven once wrote "There should be only one repository of art in the world, to which the artist would donate his works in order to take what he would need". We are trying to build such an open repository for scientific research."
Transforming the way we publish research
“Professionally our methods of transmitting and reviewing the results of research are generations old and by now are totally inadequate for their purpose.” Vannevar Bush, 1945
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