BASP licensing

In a post yesterday I complained that I couldn’t find a license statement associated with the newly announced online version of the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists. Gregg Schwendner had a look and found it.

The table-of-contents view for each issue (e.g., no. 25 2006) includes the following statement:

Permission must be received for any subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Please contact spo-help@umich.edu for more information.

I still think that this information should also appear at the level of the individual article (e.g., John Oates, “Sale of a Donkey”), and that the sitewide text access policy page should include some general guidance.

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One Response to BASP licensing

  1. Well, open access is a Good Thing, of course, even with restriction on redistribution. But see also the arguments for even more open licensing of research publications at http://www.stoa.org/?p=632

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