My preprint Open Content Alliance (OCA) vs. Google Books: OCA as superior network and better fit for an emerging global public sphere is now available via SFU library and E-LIS. This preprint explores two similar projects (OCA and Google Books) via the theoretical lenses of two emerging theoretical frameworks (network theory, based on Castell's work, and the global public sphere, derived from but moving beyond the work of Habermas, Fraser, and others). Comments are welcome; it is very likely that I will continue to explore these theoretical frameworks throughout my PhD work and possibly beyond.
Brendan Rapple at Scholarly Communication News@BC (Boston College) considers this work interesting and provocative. Thanks, Brendan!
The UBC cIRcle copy will be coming. Even the most ardent self-archiver can sometimes fall behind!