Open Access Encyclopedias

by E Wayne Ross on December 15, 2009

Inside Higher Ed: Open Access Encyclopedias

Can an information source that is free also be reliable? Or does the price of content always reflect its value?

In higher education, this debate usually takes place in the context of academic publishing, where open access journals have emerged to challenge their pricey print predecessors. This mirrors a wider trend in media, where lean, Web-based, free-content outlets