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A Choice: Standards for Sale or Open Access?

Paull, John (2007) A Choice: Standards for Sale or Open Access? Australian Certifed Organic Magazine, 2007, p. 12.

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The Australian National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce was first issued in 1992, and revised editions have appeared in 1998, 2002 and 2007. It is an export standard and serves as a de facto domestic standard. It is currently freely available for download. There is a proposaal that the copyright residing in organic standards in Australia be relinquished to a private company which licences and profits from the sale of standards. This article questions this standards-for-sale model and asks whether the community and the organic cause are better served by the standard remaining as an Open Access document, rather than a pay-per-view document.


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:organic standard, bio-dynamic standard, Australia, open access, AQIS, OIECC, Standards Australia, SAI Global.
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Country reports > Australia
Knowledge management
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Australia > Australian National University
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:13093
Deposited On:04 Feb 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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