Friday, May 13, 2005

i DARE

Dutch universities have banded together to provide digital free access to publications by academics in these universities. Given that the Netherlands is also the land of Elsevier, poster-child for commercial journal price-gouging, it seems only appropriate that this initiative is called DARE.

The spoof-meter does start moving towards the red zone when you read lines like this (from the English version of the website):
  • DAREnet gives digital access to academic research output in the Netherlands. It is accessible from home but also from both North and South Pole.
  • The top of the bill, the cream on the cake can be found through Cream of Science.
Maybe it's just one of those things lost in translation.

(HT: The Register, via /.)
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