Things have been moving very quickly on the OAA front so I thought I should summarize what people can do who are interested in learning more:
Learn about the issue
“openaccessanthropology.org”:http://openaccessanthropology.org/ is now up and, while it’s still very much a work in progress, it is the best place to go for an overview of the issues — and will get even better as we all help grow it.
Sign up for updates
There is an “Open Access Anthropology”:http://groups-beta.google.com/group/open-access-anthropology/ group which people are using as a mailing list — you can “sign up today”:http://groups-beta.google.com/group/open-access-anthropology/subscribe?hl=en to share your ideas or just keep up to date with what is going on. So far the list is not very high-volume, so you won’t be drowned in email if you sign up.
Join the conversation
We’ve started an IRC channel where there’s been a fair amount of chat about OAA (although really it is just a place for anthropologists to hang out in general). It’s #savageminds on irc.freenode.net. If you are unwise in the ways of IRC just go to “IRC at work”:http://ircatwork.com/ type in a nickname, for ‘server’ put irc.freenode.net and for ‘channel’ put #savageminds and then you should be good. If you are looking for an IRC program, we recommend GAIM (PC) or Colloquy (Mac).
There’s more coming (including t-shirts!), so stay tuned…