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Need a policy model for an academic open access repository? U. of Ottawa’s got it.

I saw the announcement on resourceshelf.com about The University of Ottawa Press decision to launch a new open access collection of 36 UOP books will be available free to the online community in the University of Ottawa’s institutional repository, uO Research,  including both French and English-language in-print titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Curious about the representation [...]

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Sun, August 8 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

APS public access v. arXiv open access- We live in interesting times…

The following  press release was forwarded to me by a colleague: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ APS ONLINE JOURNALS AVAILABLE FREE IN U.S. PUBLIC LIBRARIES Ridge, NY, 28 July 2010: The American Physical Society (APS) announces a new public access initiative that will give readers and researchers in public libraries in the United States full use of all online [...]

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Sun, August 1 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Cancer patients are taxpayers, and JCO could afford an open access experiment

The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO), is considered a top shelf medical journal, ranked 4th for impact in oncology by the current Journal Citation Reports.  JCO follows the historical standard of requiring assignment of author’s copyright to the publisher upon article acceptance.  Authors submit manuscripts with the [...]

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Wed, July 28 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The next domino: SIU follows UC in opposing NPG subscription increases, urging open access alternatives

On June 4th the University of California Library System issued a very public complaint about Nature Publishing Group‘s proposed triple-digit increase in institutional subscription costs, coupled with a threat of author and editorial boycott by faculty. On June 24th, David Carlson, the Dean of Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University(SIU), Carbondale, and Associate Dean Connie [...]

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Tue, July 13 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

UTK’s Office of Research and the University Libraries Support OA with $$$

When a library tweets about open access funding, I sit up and listen.  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Research and University Libraries have renewed a fund of $20,000 for FY 2009-2010 to support publishing in open access journals.  Credit must be given to the Library Scholarly Communication unit, which guides digital library initiatives, [...]

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Fri, July 9 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

Open Access @ UNT Speaker Stevan Harnad explains the OA Advantage

The Open Access @ UNT Symposium on May 18 featured a keynote address by Stevan Harnad, the über evangelist of the green open access movement.  Dr. Harnad has a standard address about the benefits of pre-print self archiving that translates into the open access advantage. This carefully edited video transcription also works in Harnad’s answers [...]

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Thu, July 1 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

An Open Access Reading List — Open Access @ UNT

The University of North Texas at Denton hosted an Open Access Symposium on May 18, 2010, part of their ongoing initiative to establish a campus open access policy.  UNT would be the first public university in Texas, and only the second public university in the U.S., after the University of Kansas, to formalize a requirement for [...]

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Fri, May 28 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

In support of Green Open Access: Ohio State University Libraries

Every academic library needs a Tschera Connell on their staff, but of course,  not every academic library has the vision to know that green open access is the way for researchers to go. Back a few weeks ago I posted the slam dunk article by Alma Swan explaining the open access boost and summarizing a [...]

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Tue, May 25 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Duke University Chooses Open Access Mandate for Faculty

According to the Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog On March 18th the Academic Council at Duke University unanimously adopted an Open Access policy for scholarly articles written by the Duke faculty. Faculty members will make a copy of their scholarship available to their Provost, and that copy will end up in an institutional repository under [...]

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Fri, March 19 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments