[Humanist] 29.819 open access & TDM need you!

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Sun Mar 27 09:17:40 CEST 2016

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 819.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2016 19:14:38 +0100
        From: Marin Dacos <marin.dacos at openedition.org>
        Subject: Open access and TDM need you in France !

Dear colleagues,

The French Senate is about to discuss a new law, called "Digital Law". Two
articles of this law are very interesting for us.

1. The 17th article is allowing to any scholar to publish in open archive
their article after 12 months of embargo maximum.
2. The 18th article is allowing to any scholar to do text and data
mining to any online contents

There is huge debate in France. Private publishers try to kill the 17th and
18th articles. Others, including a lot of HSS journals, researchers
coming from all disciplines, try to obtain a postive vote for 17th and
18th articles. The #1 journal, Le Monde, published a text coming from
major French researchers, Nobel Prizes, Fields Medals, Gold CNRS Medals,
and so on. They decided to transform their text in an online petition :

Unfortunately, it is in French. But it is clearly pro OA and pro TDM. If
you agree with it, can you sign it ? It would be very very helpful.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to send me an email.

Best regards,
Marin Dacos

Marin Dacos - http://www.openedition.org
Directeur - Centre pour l'édition électronique ouverte
OpenEdition - 38 Rue Frédéric Joliot Curie - F - 13013 Marseille Cedex 13
Tél. : 04 13 55 03 39
Skype : marin.dacos - Google hangout : marin.dacos at openedition.org
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