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Flexner goes open access, thanks to Academic Medicine and AAMC

  From the October 7th AAMC Leader to Leader: Academic Medicine publishes first eBook AAMC’s peer-reviewed journal Academic Medicine has just published its very first eBook.  This new resource was developed using articles featured in the February 2010 issue that reflected on the centenary anniversary of Flexner.  The eBook can be downloaded for free in [...]

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Thu, November 4 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

One minute open access lessons in English and French. Merci beaucoup!

Direct from the McGill Library’s youtube channel:

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Fri, October 22 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Oregon Library Association makes a statement on Open Libraries

Please note that my Library and Information Science instructional activies take precedence over blogging until after December 15th or so, except when my friend and colleagues spot a timely gem.  My former student Sondhaya  (Sunny) Sritongsook has been supporting my blog with ideas and research.  She formatted most of this post, which I really appreciate. [...]

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Sun, October 17 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

An Open Access Week eve treat- British Library grows OA evidence

THE (Times Higher Education) reports that the British Library aims to build a concrete case for open access in the academy with research findings from an exhibition, Growing Knowledge,  that opened this week, which is expected to provide evidence that research quality will improve in a culture of greater openness. A researcher will kick off a year-long [...]

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Wed, October 13 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The predatory open access seal of approval goes to… intechweb

I found a previously undetected open access publisher with a website, blog, youtube channel, and even a twitter feed called intechweb.org.  The also have a selection of open access textbooks, including one on medical robotics. I went to their web site and confirmed that the publisher used a gold open access model of an author [...]

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Mon, October 4 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

eIFL: Access to Knowledge for Sustainable Livelihoods.. and Health

eIFL.net partners with libraries and library consortia in over 45 developing and transition countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, extending a range of programmes and initiatives that increase access to knowledge. eIFL’s core initiatives include: Access to Knowledge for Education, Learning and Research – ensuring resources for libraries, modern IT infrastructure and skilled staff, supporting learning [...]

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Tue, September 28 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Digital.CSIC from the Spanish National Research Council

I just added Digital.CSIC, the Institutional Repository of the Spanish National Research Council, to this blog’s  link blogroll, as they just reached the admirable accomplishment of hosting 25,000 items September 16, 2010. At the 2010 IFLA Conference, a poster session was also presented on this repository.  Some facts from the poster include: • Digital.CSIC is the [...]

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Fri, September 24 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

David Lipman on Open Genomics

As part of the NCBI publicity for the GenBank 25th Anniversary, David Lipman speaks to the importance of sharing genome access in a public database at about the three minute mark of this interview:

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Mon, September 20 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Science in the developing world, green open access, and twitter

For those of us that monitor twitter™ space with a tool like tweetdeck™, the availability of a new archived pre-print like Alma Swan and Martin Hall’s Why Open Access can change science in the developing world in less than 48 hours old in the repository, and already more than 30 readers have discovered it. This is [...]

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Wed, September 15 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Charles W. Bailey’s Open Access Bibliography: Another milestone

Charles W. Bailey made this announcement on the ETD listserv: Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship: http://digital-scholarship.org/tsp/transforming.htm This bibliography presents over 1,100 selected English-language scholarly works useful in understanding the open access movement’s efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature.  The bibliography [...]

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Tue, September 14 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments