|Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: Fw: Anyone know of public domain paleontology papers being hidden
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Subject: Fw: Anyone know of public domain paleontology papers being
hidden behind paywalls?
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:30 +0000 (UTC)
From: Saint Abyssal
Reply-To: Saint Abyssal
To: Dinosaur Mailing List
I've heard complaints that less than scrupulous journals and content
providers are hiding scientific papers old enough to be in the public
domain (those published in 1922 or before) behind paywalls. Lately I've
been uploading a lot of old papers to the Wikimedia Commons- the media
repository operated by the same guys who bring us Wikipedia- and I
decided that it might be a good idea to take advantage of whatever
subscriptions my university library has to "liberate" these public
domain papers and make them freely available. Does anyone know of any
journals or Elsevier-type content providers that are charging money for
very old papers that I might have access to through my university library?
This is my second attempt at sending this. I didn't receive a copy in my
inbox, so I don't think it went through. Sorry if this is a duplicate.