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Display your own Avian Influenza – Human Virology funded research collection from Pubmed Central…

Tweet On April 20th 2012  NIH Director Francis Collins issued clarification and support for the eventual public release of revised H5N1 journal manuscripts by Dr. Ron Fouchier and Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka: After careful deliberation, the NSABB unanimously recommended the revised manuscript by Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka be communicated in full. The NSABB also recommended, in a [...]

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Sat, April 21 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

How to get the masses hooked on open access? PLoS and Alfred P. Sloan use science videos as bait

Tweet Video has become the medium of choice for education and entertainment,  young and old. Take those staggering youtube statistics: 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute, or one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube every second Over 4 billion videos are viewed a day Over 800 million unique users visit YouTube each [...]

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Mon, April 16 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

How to shed the predatory label? Open peer review!

Tweet There are more than 50 questionable open access publishers on Jeffrey Beall’s List of Predatory Open-Access Publishers.   Some questionable journals publish independently of any publisher.  How has this disease spread? Here are my thoughts and evidence: Plug-and-play content management such as Open Journal  Systems (OJS) provides a no-cost easy way to set up a [...]

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Thu, April 12 2012 » Uncategorized » 4 Comments

The open access advantage: a case study of a colleague in pediatric emergency medicine

Tweet Today I met the Chief Medical Information Officer for Yale-New Haven Hospital, Allen L. Hsiao MD, who is also an Assistant Professor for the Yale School of Medicine specializing in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Hsiao was was talking to the Yale Medical Library staff about the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) system [...]

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Tue, April 10 2012 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Boundless Learning gets a gift….a law suit

Tweet I saw an account of three major publishers’ copyright infringement law suit filed against open education publisher Boundless Learning (BL) in the April 5th Chronicle of Higher Education blog.   If you launching an open education startup, viral word-of-mouth marketing is the inexpensive alternative to advertising.  But then you attract venture capital funding and a [...]

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Fri, April 6 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Recent public access hearing testimony – makes for interesting tag clouds

Tweet On March 29, 2012, at 9:30am, the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight held a public hearing to examine Public Access and Scholarly Publication Interests. Two pieces of legislation provoked this hearing.  In early February House Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), and Lacy Clay [...]

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Tue, April 3 2012 » Uncategorized » No Comments