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The last week in October (October 24 to 30) is Open Access Week, organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
To mark this event, below we are offering links to, and excerpts from, two recent comments about access:
[editor's note: thanks to H-HistBibl for this tip]
Below is a link to a new large web resource, Slavery in American and the World, that is being released for free by Hein Publishing, along with an excerpt from the web page describing the resource. Free registration is required; donations requested.