Stuart Shieber on Dissertations Online
I recommend Stuart Shieber’s recent remarks on [OA] Dissertations being made available online. Shieber is Director of Harvard University’s Office of Scholarly Communications and a professor of computer science. He importantly highlights the foundational “public contribution to knowledge” dimension of the Ph.D. tradition.
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My opinion is, it’s good to get our work out of the ivory tower, and if people are downloading it, that shows we are relevant!