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1 1 Practices of Modern Engineering About Open access (+/-) Luis San Andres Texas A&M University

2 2 Comment: Open Access For the generation that created wikipedia and YouTube, it is natural to post ideas and data online in order to share them – it’s faster and universally available The Internet has changed the way people connect and communicate. The web has also changed the way science is made; it is faster and feverish. 90+% of group presentations relied on web content and no access to traditional sources such books and newspapers, etc.

3 3 Discussion: Open Access? Should knowledge be free and immediately available? What is the impact of open access on the media, the public and public policy? What are the advantages / disadvantages of universal (open) access to information & knowledge? 90+% of Group presentations relied on web content and no access to traditional sources such books and newspapers, etc

4 4 Is Science to become a “shared intellectual commons?” Will Science flourish with more adepts and practitioners or will there be dangers on its misuse and its exploitation? Discussion: Open Access? Will printed journals disappear (subscription model)? Is it the end of peer review (quality control)? Will plagiarism become more rampant?

5 5 Open Access resources Notes sharing by students, for students Open Course Ware Consortium Open Course Ware MIT Science in the 21th century will be vandalized and common, and better for it. Quinn Norton, SEED, December Dr. San Andres posts his engineering class notes and research technical presentations


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