June 30, 2004

Entomological Routes to Open Access

:: From an e-mail on STS-L:

Dr. Thomas J. Walker, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, Gainesville, gave an excellent presentation on open access at the STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group Session on Saturday, June 26, during the American Library Association 2004 Annual Conference. Dr. Walker talked about the different approaches used by two entomological societies to move from traditional, paper-based dissemination of journal articles to dissemination that is Web-based and free to all users.

Dr. Walker's PowerPoint presentation and explanatory notes are posted at

Dr Walker has created a page on his web site called Web Access to Traditionally Published Journals, which features links some of his articles, presentations and discussions on open access, as well as links to other sites of related interest.