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The COAPI Cats: A directory of the 22 academic libraries setting the US open access agenda

Tweet The word is getting around from places like Library Journal that the recently formed  Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI)  will meet in person for the first time at a pre-conference meeting at the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference in Washington, DC, in early November 2011.   Just as SPARC fostered a vibrant [...]

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Thu, August 11 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Historical open access books from the US National Library of Medicine

Tweet The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) is one of the partners in the Medical Heritage Library, a collaboration of major research libraries supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and administered by the Open Knowledge Commons, which itself is located at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.  The [...]

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Thu, May 26 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Open Access Week 2010 at Jomo Kenyatta University A & T (JKUAT)

Tweet The University’s web site announcement also refers to their future development of an OA repository for JKUAT to allow staff and students to share and disseminate research findings more effectively

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Tue, April 12 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Can NC DOCKS be the eventual IR science model for HBCU?

Tweet The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) Library Alliance was launched 10 years ago, in 2001. According to a 2005 project overview of the Cornell University collaboration with the HBCU Alliance, In 2003 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Cornell University Library (CUL) a planning grant to investigate the development of a collaborative digital [...]

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Mon, March 28 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

GWU and Yale part of open access success with PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Tweet The most significant scholarly re-focus on persistent, neglected illness in tropical areas was the support the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided to help launch in 2007  the open access journal PLos Neglected Tropical Diseases (PloSNTDS), now the leading  Tropical Medicine journal in the Journal Citation Report (JCR) impact factor ranking.  For 2009, PloSNTDS has an [...]

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Tue, March 8 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

hita-hita: Japan’s soft power movement for open access

Tweet Many of you know that  my nuclear family is a bi-cultural unification of Japanese and U.S. humanity, culture and interests, as well as a weaving of both academic and business professions and Buddhist values.  So there was some amount of  affirmation I felt on seeing a tweet and link about ”hita-hita — Institutional OA Advocacy [...]

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Tue, March 1 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The irony supports the evidence: repository rankers should OA their article

Tweet I kept looking at the home page for the Ranking Web of World Repositories, maintained by the Cybermetrics Lab (CSIC), with both admiration and confusion.  Repositories are the backbone of the green open access movement, and here were comparative statistics for institutional efforts all over the world.  There is even a banner across the [...]

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Sat, January 22 2011 » Uncategorized » 3 Comments

Open Access and Medical Library Collections: a survey and consensus statement

Tweet Many readers know I am a medical librarian, and many readers have met me at Medical Library Association (MLA) activities.  Medical libraries are valued for making health information accessible, organized, and useful,  and one prominent role for academic and hospital libraries is the collection management role:  providing campus-wide institutional access that can tempt and often [...]

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Sat, January 15 2011 » Uncategorized » No Comments

What’s new in institutional repositories?

Tweet The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi, India, has launched an institutional repository with nearly 7,000 scientific papers of their staff members published since 1953, using eprints repository software. This collection includes publication of the Institute’s staff members in journals, conference prsentations, seminars, symposia, technical reports, theses, patents and related publications. The U.S. National Library of [...]

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Tue, December 21 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Blogging Break- Teaching takes priority

Tweet Just in case some publisher thinks my well of  ideas has dried up, I am actually teaching an online library science class that concludes in December, including  reading and critiquing a large number of semester papers and final grading.   I should be back to regular persistent blogging about open access and biomedicine by December [...]

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Wed, November 17 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments