Posted: 06 Feb 2013 11:54 AM PST
Open Anthropology will republish old content from other AAA publications that will be selected by the journal editors for its relevance to current policy discussion and usefulness to a broad audience. This content is supposedly intended to be open access, but contrary to what its name implies, the AAA press release states that Open Anthropology will have "a specific policy. . .on 'ungating' and perhaps 're-gating' content after a certain period of time." If this is the case, then Open Anthropology is not really open access.
Today's links cover academic publishing and open access; some recent headline news in anthropology; and the significance of place and locality in the ethnography of the Internet.