Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Philanthropist Moves to Open Access

The Philanthropist is currently in the process of moving fully into the online environment – saving some trees in the process – and providing open access to all readers, thereby increasing our reach to the philanthropic community. In making the move to what they call the “toll-free” online environment, made possible by our financial supporters, The Philanthropist will offer free and open access not only to our archive of back issues but also to new articles as they are published. Access will be through a redesigned version of this website and it will include the opportunity for you to be informed of new content as it is posted. If you haven’t already, bookmark www.ThePhilanthropist.ca now and spread the word about our open accessibility to your colleagues. Also, please let us know if you would like to be notified of new content as it is posted. An email to our incoming Managing Editor, Marilyn Bittman at bittmanme@shaw.ca would do the trick.

In the coming months we will be working with CCSP Press, the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing Press at Simon Fraser University, to redesign and add functionality to our website. Once it is in place, CCSP Press will be managing The Philanthropist for us.

Our aim is to address the needs and preferences of our readers thus please provide us with your needs and opinions of our site as it unfolds. Our projected launch date is May 1, 2009. We look forward to this new worldwide platform of open access to The Philanthropist's articles.

Don Bourgeois, Editor
The Philanthropist

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