[Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.

Raymond Hoser - The Snakeman viper007 at live.com.au
Sat Aug 24 18:37:03 CDT 2013


Thanks John, I knew I wasn't alone, but I was unaware of the example you gave.
 
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> Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 18:28:18 -0400
> From: calabar.john at gmail.com
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.
> 
> Raymond,
> 
> If you want to take very opportunity to detract your 'detractors' by
> inserting into a posting on another subject then at least provide citation
> (i.e. that Wuster et al claim you are a vanity publisher). Otherwise your
> detraction does come across as some form a vanity or worse.
> 
> The idea of publishing free access (without incurring costs to the authors)
> was a model I also introduced while at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Of
> course, nothing is 'free' so the cost was staff time to format the
> manuscripts (after peer review) and a $1,000 budget that allowed us to
> produce a minimum of free hard copies (to libraries, authors and any other
> interested parties) and then the pdf's were posted on the museum web page.
> This reduced what had previously been a publication model that ran into to
> many thousands. Even for such an obscure journal as this I had no shortage
> of interested authors since the pdf posting made such articles almost as
> prominent as if they were in some major journal since they would likely
> show up on a web search.
> 
> John Grehan
> 
> 
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 8:19 AM, Raymond Hoser - The Snakeman <
> viper007 at live.com.au> wrote:
> 
> > Paywall journals versus open access ...other issues ...
> > Yes, I am live to the issues.
> > However there are others of note not raised here yet but which have
> > emerged elsewhere.
> > Having published in peer reviewed journals over 30 years and seeing some
> > of my papers behind paywalls on the web, I decided to take control of my IP
> > and make the newer ones I publish freely available online in my own journal.
> > The result?
> > My detractors (Wuster et al) now claim I am a "vanity publisher".
> > Those others who run paywalls will have a few ways and means to protect
> > their turf.
> > BTW After publishing three book best sellers in 1989, 1991 and 1993, with
> > the publisher making the lions share of the profits, I did the same for my
> > next six books (published in 1994, 1996, 1999 X 2 and 2000 X 2) and was
> > able to live of the earnings for the next seven years!, so the vanity
> > publishing claim is pure rubbish.   So while my journal AJH is not raking
> > in money is DOES pay it's way in hard copy sales, meaning I have no regrets
> > for the "business model" involved.
> >
> > All the best
> >
> > Snakebustersâ - Australia's best reptilesâ
> >
> > The only hands-on reptilesâ shows that lets people hold the animalsâ.
> >
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> >
> > 0412 777 211
> >
> >
> > > From: xelaalex at cox.net
> > > To: bayshark at bigfoot.com; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> > > Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:06:40 -0400
> > > Subject: Re: [Taxacom] How to share PDF > copyright, BHL, etc.
> > >
> > > Interesting question, Vratislav,
> > >
> > > from a technical point, there are a number of "cloud" storage facilities
> > now
> > > available online so this can be done.
> > >
> > > The issue, at least for Americans (USA) is copyright.
> > >
> > > For most works before 1923 (what we can the Mickey Mouse date, that is,
> > the
> > > year that Mickey Mouse was created and, hence, under USA Law that remains
> > > the start of copyright protection and Disney / Hollywood will never allow
> > > that year to be changed) there is no problems and the Biodiversity
> > Heritage
> > > Library program is providing copies of anything before that year.
> > >
> > > So today if you want earlier literature, it is most lively already
> > available
> > > on the web at the Biodiversity Heritage Library program. And while I
> > have an
> > > excellent personal library, I find it is FASTER to get a page from BHL
> > than
> > > going out and find the book!
> > >
> > > Also, see their explanation on
> > > http://biodivlib.wikispaces.com/Licensing+and+Copyright
> > >
> > > Yes, there is a "Fair Use" provision for "research," but that apply only
> > to
> > > an individual. Yes, you can use something published after 1923 for your
> > OWN
> > > research, but you can not share with others, even other researchers.
> > >
> > > Yes, all scientists need to be aware of the copy-right issue and try to
> > make
> > > their publications "open-access," although the Academic Publishers who
> > try
> > > to control the market will prevent this as they want their 40% profit
> > > margins, etc.
> > >
> > > Oh, well,
> > >
> > > Sincerely,
> > >
> > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ricardo
> > > Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:42 AM
> > > To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> > > Subject: [Taxacom] How to share PDF
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I would like to create a virtual library with papers in PDF format
> > dealing
> > > with the Tenebrionidae family that could be shared with other
> > entomologists
> > > / taxonomist.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Is there any advice that you could give me about what would be the best
> > > place to store this files on the internet?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Vratislav
> > >
> > > (name) Vratislav Richard Eugene Maria John Baptist
> > >
> > > (surname) of Bejšák (read as a Bayshark)-Colloredo-Mansfeld
> > >
> > > website: www.coleoptera.org
> > >
> > > address: P.O.Box 3335 , Redfern, NSW 2016
> > > AUSTRALIA
> > >
> > > phone : +61 0420602040
> > > http://www.facebook.com/bayshark
> > > alternate email: bayshark at bigfoot.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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