A tweet I noticed this morning (source: @cmt1) led me to climb a most rewarding trail of discovery. The ascent resulted in the addition of a couple of new links under the ‘Open Archive, Open Access’ list which you can find in the bar to the right.
It also prompted me to add two dates to my calendar. I don’t think I’ll be attending either event in person, but I will be watching the live tweets and back-channel discussion from the 2nd International PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference (8-10 July, Vancouver, BC, Canada) and the 1st Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (14-16 September, Lund, Sweden) with real interest.
I will be blogging about both events in due course, but for now I am more interested in hearing your views as to the part you feel open access currently has to play in scholarly publishing, and the leading role that it may come to assume.