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An open future for JNCI? Now’s the time…

In a story line out of the post- Reagan excesses of substituting the private sector for governement activity, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), a highly respected research journal for a narrow, exclusive slice of taxpayers, is neither published nor sponsored by the National Cancer Institute(NCI).  It participates in Pubmed Central archiving only at the bare minimum [...]

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Wed, June 23 2010 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

Back from ETD2010- Open access theses do predate Google Books

Google Books was formerly known as Google Print when it was introduced  in October 2004 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Google’s Library Project, also now known as Google Book Search, was announced in December 2004. At ETD2010, the 13th international symposium sponsored by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation (NDLTD) the current Engineering [...]

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Mon, June 21 2010 » Uncategorized » 2 Comments

Nature Publishing Group – Dark Side, Light Side

Pianist George Cables wrote and played Dark Side, Light Side.  It came to mind in thinking about Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the recent dust-up with the University of California Libraries.  Yes, that million dollar misunderstanding. Last week a letter to University of California (UC) faculty by librarians from the 10 UC campuses was sent  to NPG [...]

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Mon, June 14 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Opening the life and passion of neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing (1869-1939)

The Harvey Cushing /John Hay Whitney Medical Library (yes, my library!) of Yale University has recently digitized  and released a collection of  digitally reproduced full-text books by and about neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing.  Dr. Cushing is widely regarded as the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century and often called the “father of modern neurosurgery”. Here are some [...]

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Wed, June 9 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The UK and USA OA vanguard: SHERPA, RoMEO, ARL, SPARC

The United Kingdom’s  SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) is based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham and works on projects related to open Access and repository development. Think of SHERPA as a British equivalent of  ARL’s (Association of Research Libraries) SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition). [...]

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Sun, June 6 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Journal of Neurotrauma open option: A tipping point in critical care medicine?

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., has decided to offer an open access option for publications like the Journal of Neurotrauma.  Most, if not all Liebert journals offer authors of accepted articles the opportunity to post their work  free online with immediate unrestricted open access for a $3,000 fee. Subsequent articles using the open access option will receive a [...]

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Fri, June 4 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

New Beilstein nanotechnology journal faces competition, offers incentive

Joining the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry as a fully funded, foundation supported open access journal, the Beilstein-Institut, a non-profit foundation located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, has just formally announced the launch of the Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology.  The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Thomas Schimmel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology publishes [...]

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Tue, June 1 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments