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NCBI Images is not a collection, but publishers disagree

Tweet NCBI Images is not a collection of purloined or open content, but a database, according to the original NIH press release, which said: The Images database enables users to search images based on keywords and a variety of other parameters, such as author and publication date. Images and data can be easily saved to [...]

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Wed, February 9 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Do taxpayers pay for private sector peer-reviewed journal articles?

Tweet On July 29th, Allan Adler, Vice President of government and legal affairs at the Association of American Publishers (AAP), told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s Information Policy, Census, and National Archives Subcommittee that FRPAA would seriously threaten the scholarly publishing industry: “Publishers strongly believe that American taxpayers are entitled to the research [...]

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Fri, August 13 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

July 27th hearing on FRPAA: Who opposes public access to publicly funded research?

Tweet From the ARL SPARC press release: Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, the Census and National Archives announced it will hold a hearing on the issue of public access to federally funded research on Thursday, July 29. The hearing will provide an [...]

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Tue, July 20 2010 » Uncategorized » 4 Comments

AACR aggressively raises public donations…while opposing FRPAA and accellerated public access

Tweet The mission statement of the AACR and its Foundation for the Prevention and Cure of Cancer lays out a compelling rationale for individual and corporate support of their efforts: Prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration Foster cancer research and related biomedical science Accelerate the dissemination of new research findings among scientists [...]

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Tue, May 4 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Innocent or deliberate omission? E-Health Partnerships in Low Income Nations

Tweet I was reading a recent  interesting article, A Toolkit For E Health Partnerships In Low-Income Nations,  in a non-open access journal, Health Affairs, expecting to find some mention of open access biomedical publishing playing some sort of major or minor role in this toolkit.  I also knew that the publisher of this journal was originally on board and [...]

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Sun, February 21 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

What ever happened to the DC Principles?

Tweet The Washington DC Principles for Free Access to Science ( aka DC Principles) was launched in 2004 as a unified not-for-profit scientific publishing statement, right around the same time as the birth of the  Alliance for Taxpayer Access. The audience for this face-off was and continues to be scholarly societies with well-established reputations and [...]

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Tue, January 12 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments