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MISTICA: Public Library of Science

From: Daniel Pimienta (pimienta@funredes.org)
Date: Thu Apr 05 2001 - 09:44:45 AST


Colegas,

La regla de moderación ha sido de no aceptar de divulgar llamados en esta
lista, a pesar de lo identificado que nos podemos sentir con ellos, si no
tienen
que ver con el impacto social de las TIC.

Quiero hacer una excepción con ese llamado en la medida que en el fondo
tiene que ver con un impacto científico de las TIC a fuerte potencial
social: el de facilitar
la libre circulación de las publicaciones científicas y evitar que ese
sector tambien se transforma en solo un mercado ... con la cuestión de
acceso que
conocemos ya y las repercusiones sociales que tambien conocemos.

Por el momento se trata solamente de ciencias de la vida.

En la pagina http://www.publiclibraryofscience.org pueden firmar la carta
abierta y saber mas de la iniciativa.

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                                         Open Letter
                     We support the establishment of an online public
library that
                     would provide the full contents of the published record of
                     research and scholarly discourse in medicine and the life
                     sciences in a freely accessible, fully searchable,
interlinked
                     form. Establishment of this public library would vastly
                     increase the accessibility and utility of the scientific
                     literature, enhance scientific productivity, and catalyze
                     integration of the disparate communities of knowledge and
                     ideas in biomedical sciences.

                     We recognize that the publishers of our scientific
journals
                     have a legitimate right to a fair financial return for
their role
                     in scientific communication. We believe, however, that the
                     permanent, archival record of scientific research and
ideas
                     should neither be owned nor controlled by publishers, but
                     should belong to the public, and should be freely
available
                     through an international online public library.

                     To encourage the publishers of our journals to support
this
                     endeavor, we pledge that, beginning in September, 2001,
                     we will publish in, edit or review for, and personally
                     subscribe to, only those scholarly and scientific journals
                     that have agreed to grant unrestricted free distribution
                     rights to any and all original research reports that
they have
                     published, through PubMed Central and similar online
public
                     resources, within 6 months of their initial
publication date.
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