Editorial: The Meaning of Openness in Open Access Journals

Editorial Introduction — Openness
On openness and the Code4Lib Journal.   2009-09-21
by Andrew Darby, Coordinating Editor, Issue 8

Excerpt: “Openness is one of the defining concepts at the intersection of librarianship and programming, a neat ontological overlap that cries out for a Venn diagram. Libraries strive for openness in terms of physical space, operating hours, and access to information; many programmers seek to freely share their ideas, expertise, and code. Openness is an idea and an attitude that you can feel good about, and I think this good feeling is one reason why the Code4Lib community in its various incarnations (IRC, Listserv, Conference, Journal) continues to grow.”


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