Do You HINARI? Can You?

I learned a lot of things at this year’s AAA, but one which is short, simple and important is whether HINARI is working for anthropology. With the move to Wiley-Blackwell this year, part of the formal contractual agreement between the AAA and Wiley-Blackwell is that Anthrosource publications will be available under HINARI and the “Anthrosource Philanthropic Initiative.” If you are outside the US or Europe, please check the list of eligible countries to see if you should have access. If your country is listed, you should be able to get free or low-cost access through your non-profit institution. And if you know you have access to HINARI, we’d be interested to know if you have access to the Anthrosource catalog, and if you don’t let us (and Wiley Blackwell and the AAA know)! Hold these institutions to their promises.


Christopher M. Kelty is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a joint appointment in the Institute for Society and Genetics, the department of Information Studies and the Department of Anthropology. His research focuses on the cultural significance of information technology, especially in science and engineering. He is the author most recently of Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software (Duke University Press, 2008), as well as numerous articles on open source and free software, including its impact on education, nanotechnology, the life sciences, and issues of peer review and research process in the sciences and in the humanities.