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Open Access Reader — A compilation of excerpts from MIT Press books that're open access and inform open access, republished with the open-source platform PubPub.

Published onJan 07, 2024
Introduction
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Welcome to my Open Access Reader (OAR). It’s a compilation of excerpts that are “open access” and inform it as a subject. The excerpts are drawn from MIT Press books, published here with the open-source platform PubPub,1 a product of the MIT-spinoff Knowledge Futures.

What’s open access? As literature, it’s “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Suber 2012). As a process, cause, and effect, it’s a matter of law, crime, criminal justice, and security; business, communication, education, and technology. It’s an invention of the digital era, built on archaic “copyright.”

To be clear, this Introduction isn’t done; thus, neither is the Reader; and it’s not published by MIT Press, PubPub, or Knowledge Futures.2 This Reader is a “preprint”: good enough to make public, but not “final final” because edits are expected.3

I encourage you to publicly or privately shape the Reader by, respectively, submitting an open review or emailing me. I want to hear from you, especially with constructive criticism. Please help me make this better?

What I don’t expect to change is the Reader’s core-structure:

  • Each excerpt is a chapter, sometimes two, from an MIT Press book.4

  • Each excerpt’s full text is reproduced on a “Pub” dedicated to it.5

  • The excerpts are listed on the homepage and Table of Contents. They may be read in any order. I put them chronologically to emphasize that open access is in development—it’s history in the making; and, related, to leave room for additional excerpts from to-be-published books.6

Any original content in/on this book-website, including the art,7 is hereby licensed CC BY NC SA. All excerpts have the same license, unless their original (i.e., book’s) license is CC BY NC ND; if so, that’s duplicated.

Looking further out, with bigger ambition, and a less certain outcome…

I see this Reader as an ongoing experiment in computational and open access publishing.8 In subsequent editions, I want to increase the Reader’s quantity and quality: how much there is, and how good it is.

I may add Collections9 for each book and each subject (e.g., crime vs. law vs. security). These Collections may include ancillary OER with audio, video, and interactive features.10 I made an AI ChatBot, but I haven’t figured out how to make it open access. I made a Perusall-based “Book Club,” but I haven’t decided how exactly to use it with this Reader. And so on.

References

Adema, Janneke. 2021. Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities. MIT Press. doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11297.001.0001 In this Reader

Creative Commons. No date (n.d.). About CC Licenses. creativecommons.org/share-your-work/cclicenses

Pooley, Jefferson (ed.). 2021. Social Media & the Self: An Open Reader. mediastudies.press. doi.org/10.32376/3f8575cb.1fc3f80a

Suber, Peter. 2012. What Is Open Access? Chapter 1 in Open Access. MIT Press. doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9286.003.0003 In this Reader

Appendix

Appendix A. Expanded Table of Contents with books, excerpts, and supplements

Book

Year

License

Excerpt

Supplements

Title

Author/Editor

Version-of-record URL

Title in Reader

Author

Source-text URL

Pub’s DOI

Title

URL

Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia

Joseph Reagle

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/8051.001.0001

2010

CC BY NC ND

The Puzzle of Openness

Joseph Reagle

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/8051.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.f7a1c41a

Author-hosted edition

reagle.org/joseph/2010/gfc/

Intellectual Property Strategy

John Palfrey

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9066.001.0001

2011

CC BY NC

Establish a Flexible Intellectual Property Strategy

John Palfrey

mitpressonpubpub.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/alwxzbf1

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.d7784515

MIT Press @ PubPub edition

mitpressonpubpub.mitpress.mit.edu/ips

Open Access

Peter Suber

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9286.001.0001

2012

CC BY

What is Open Access?

Peter Suber

openaccesseks.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/6y6fc8k5

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.a0e5410c

MIT Press @ PubPub edition

Author-hosted homepage for book

openaccesseks.mitpress.mit.edu

bit.ly/oa-book

The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright

Hector Postigo

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/8698.001.0001

2012

CC BY NC ND

Structure and Tactics of the Digital Rights Movement

Hector Postigo

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/8698.003.0011

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.41b758e3

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Open Development: Networked Innovations in International Development

Matthew L. Smith, Katherine M.A. Reilly

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9724.001.0001

2014

CC BY

The Emergence of Open Development in a Network Society

Katherine M. A. Reilly, Matthew L. Smith

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9724.003.0004

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.58168dd3

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Knowledge Unbound: Selected Writings on Open Access, 2022-2011

Peter Suber

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/8479.001.0001

2016

CC BY

Quality and Open Access

Peter Suber

knowledgeunbound.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/ahjkmdqx

knowledgeunbound.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/29gz8a3k

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.bfa7aa34

MIT Press @ PubPub edition

knowledgeunbound.mitpress.mit.edu

The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Aaron Perzanowski, Jason Schultz

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/10524.001.0001

2016

CC BY NC ND

Property and the Exhaustion Principle

Aaron Perzanowski, Jason Schultz

direct.mit.edu/books/book/4662/chapter/213411/Property-and-the-Exhaustion-Principle

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.817bff6b

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Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

direct.mit.edu/books/book/5344/Free-Innovation

2016

CC BY NC ND

The Broad Scope of Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

direct.mit.edu/books/book/5344/chapter/3818287/The-Broad-Scope-of-Free-Innovation

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.3c978684

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Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education

Joe Karaganis

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11339.001.0001

2018

CC BY

The Birth of a Global Scholarly Shadow Library

Balázs Bodó

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11339.003.0003

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.1679a260

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Making Open Development Inclusive: Lessons from IDRC Research

Nola Haddadian, Matthew L. Smith, Ruhiya Kristine Seward

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11635.001.0001

2020

CC BY

Integrating Theory and Practice across Open Science, Open Access, and Open Data


Jeremy de Beer

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11635.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.a0c8a769

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Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution

Joseph Reagle, Jackie Koerner

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/12366.001.0001

2020

CC BY NC

Making History, Building the Future Together

Katherine Maher

wikipedia20.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/3kc9xo2y

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.88aac85f

MIT Press @ PubPub OA edition

wikipedia20.mitpress.mit.edu

Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access

Martin Paul Eve, Jonathan Gray

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11885.001.0001

2020

CC BY

Scholarly Communication and Social Justice

Charlotte Roh, Harrison W. Inefuku, Emily Drabinski

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11885.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.b5518380

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Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities

Lucy Montgomery et al.

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13614.001.0001

2021

CC BY

Change [and] Action

Lucy Montgomery et al.

open-knowledge-institutions.pubpub.org/pub/change

open-knowledge-institutions.pubpub.org/pub/action

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.45f52665

MIT Press @ PubPub OA edition

open-knowledge-institutions.pubpub.org

Living Books: Experiments in the Posthumanities

Janneke Adema

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11297.001.0001

2021

CC BY

Radical Open Access and Experimentation

Janneke Adema

livingbooks.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/u72nuu61

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.a30e42ef

MIT Press @ PubPub OA edition

livingbooks.mitpress.mit.edu

The Power of Partnership in Open Government: Reconsidering Multistakeholder Governance Reform

Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Daniel Berliner, Alex Ingrams

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13984.001.0001

2022

CC BY NC ND

Public Management Reform in a Global Perspective

Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Daniel Berliner, Alex Ingrams

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/13984.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.26658b57

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Copyright's Broken Promise: How to Restore the Law's Ability to Promote the Progress of Science

John Willinsky

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14201.001.0001

2022

CC BY NC ND

Scholarly Publishing’s Market Failure

John Willinsky

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14201.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.4a8eb904

-

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Athena Unbound: Why and How Scholarly Knowledge Should Be Free for All

Peter Baldwin

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14887.001.0001

2023

CC BY NC ND

The Professoriate and Open Access

Peter Baldwin

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14887.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.9b200641

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Parody in the Age of Remix: Mashup Creativity vs. the Takedown

Ragnhild Brøvig

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14509.001.0001

2023

CC BY NC ND

Sampling Ethics and Mashups’ Legality

Ragnhild Brøvig

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14509.003.0007

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.20a2fa39

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Ownership of Knowledge: Beyond Intellectual Property

Dagmar Schäfer, Annapurna Mamidipudi, Marius Buning

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14648.001.0001

2023

CC BY NC ND

Teaching Intellectual Property

Marius Buning

doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/14648.003.0008

doi.org/10.21428/93b40405.c5c761e5

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Notes: For URLs, I provide DOIs by default; if there isn’t one or it’s not working (“DOI not found”), I provider the publisher’s display-URL. For details on the license types, see Creative Commons (n.d.). “Source-text” refers to the text-version that was copied into the Pub for editing and republishing. “Supplements” are of authors and the publisher. Ignore this inconspicuous secret.11

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