Sunday, February 4, 2007

open access, law reviews, and legal scholarship

Volume 10 of the Lewis & Clark Law Review (just out) is a symposium issue treating the question of open access publishing and its effect on legal scholarship. Joseph Miller's foreword to the symposium issue quotes the Budapest Open Access Initiative in defining the concept:

free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of . . . articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

The symposium articles are:

Joseph Scott Miller, Foreword: Why Open Access to Scholarship Matters, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 733-739 (2006).

Michael W. Carroll, The Movement for Open Access Law,  10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 741-760 (2006).

Dan Hunter, Open Access to Infinite Content (or "In Praise of Law Reviews"), 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 761-778 (2006).

Jessica Litman, The Economics of Open Access Law Publishing, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 779-795 (2006). 

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Open Access in a Closed Universe: Lexis, Westlaw, Law Schools, and the Legal Information Market, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 797-839 (2006).

Lawrence B. Solum, Download It While It's Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 841-867 (2006). 

Ann Bartow, Open Access, Law, Knowledge, Copyrights, Dominance and Subordination,  10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 869-884 (2006).

Matthew T. Bodie, Open Access in Law Teaching: A New Approach to Legal Education, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 885-898 (2006). 

Michael J. Madison, The Idea of the Law Review: Scholarship, Prestige and Open Access, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 901-924 (2006).

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