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An OASIS in the turbulent open access times

OASIS, the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook, was launched in 2009 with seed funding provided by the Information Program of the Open Society Institute and the personal efforts of two open access advocates, Alma Swan and Leslie Chan.  Their efforts are supported by an international steering committee/advisory board of very recognizable open access advocates.  OASIS  combines the traditional notion [...]

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Sun, July 11 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

eIFL reports on open content licenses in developing countries

eIFL.net is an international not-for-profit organization building partnerships with libraries around the world to enable sustainable access to high quality digital information for people in developing and transition countries.  Like SPARC in the U.S., eIFL.net was originallystarted to address the serials pricing crisis in  academic and research libraries in Central and Eastern Europe. eIFL.net currently [...]

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Mon, July 5 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

ASM OA journal mBio challenges OA microbiology champion, PLoS Pathogens

The American Society for Microbiology(ASM) is one of the most distinguished and successful biomedical science publishers.  ASM is already a full participant in PubMed Central for all of its non-open journals, offering free access at six months after publication, in effect already complying with the six month intent of the FRPAA legislative proposal. Now an [...]

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Sun, May 16 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Berlin Academic: Bloomsbury Publishing’s Partner for Open Access E-books

Siobhan O’Leary, writing in the Publishing Perspectives blog, draws our attention in English to a new German initiative posted in boersenblatt.net.  Berlin Academic (Berlin Verlag).  I started to dig around the web and found a presentation by Colin Steele which described the Bloomsbury Publishing partnership with Berlin Verlag that aims to establish a new media-rich [...]

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Tue, March 9 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments