Subject: [Foundation-l] Info/Law blog: Using
Wikisource as an
Alternative Open Access Repository for Legal Scholarship
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:41:45 +0100
From: David Gerard
Interesting. How well does this fit with what Wikisource does?
It has been published, and the ability to link to related documents is
a feature of OA on Wikisource. I think we should be encouraging this,
as the flow on effect is that scholars will work on transcriptions of
those related texts which may not be available elsewhere on the
Internet in an accessible manner. e.g. references to old journal
articles which have been lost to time.
I can understand German Wikisource not wanting to accept OA journal
articles, as policing self-publishing will require more work. English
Wikisource has a history of being the lower quality project, so we can
be the test bed without any loss of quality. ;-)