Embargoing theses and dissertations from open access for up to 6 years = “muddle-headed” idea

From Kevin Smith’s latest post over at his blog, “Scholarly Communications @ Duke”:

I wanted to be done with the American Historical Association and their muddle-headed statement about embargoing theses and dissertations for up to six years from open access in order to protect publishing opportunities.  I had hoped that the statement would receive the scorn that it deserves and we could all move on to discussing more serious matters.  And it has received a good deal of that well-deserved incredulity and disparagement, but there is still a bit of a debate going on — evidenced by this story in the New York Times — so I want to make a couple of additional points.

Read the entire post here: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/2013/07/29/more-on-the-aha-etds-and-libraries/

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