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Who pays for open access? A video primer from CUL

The Big Think site brought this video to my attention.  As this is a teaching blog, I think it is worth watching, if you are unfamiliar with this notion of who pays and what are the most sustainable models of open access.   Panelists: Mike Rossner, Executive Director of the Rockefeller University Press; Ivy Anderson, Director [...]

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Tue, August 31 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

NEJM hordes taxpayer images…Chi-Ching$, Chi-Ching$

Sometimes the soft firewall I try to keep between this blog and daily life at a top-tier academic medical center library just breaks down. One of my favorite scientist teachers down the hall turned to me when her favorite librarian wasn’t available.  She was preparing a lecture for this fall’s new class of medical students [...]

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Tue, August 17 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

We hold these truths self-evident: the polarity of expanding access to funded scientific research

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 they’ve [...]

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Fri, August 6 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Journal of Neurotrauma open option: A tipping point in critical care medicine?

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., has decided to offer an open access option for publications like the Journal of Neurotrauma.  Most, if not all Liebert journals offer authors of accepted articles the opportunity to post their work  free online with immediate unrestricted open access for a $3,000 fee. Subsequent articles using the open access option will receive a [...]

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Fri, June 4 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

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

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 and [...]

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Tue, May 4 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Margo Coletti: Educating our Researchers about FRPAA

After reading this message, I asked Margo if I could post it, and she said go for it. Dear Colleagues: The day H.R. 5037 (Federal Research Public Access Act of 2010 – FRPAA) was introduced, I happened to be sending an open access article to a headache support group.  The article was the result of [...]

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Thu, April 29 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

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

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 publicly [...]

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Sun, February 21 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

HINARI and open access- together in a PubMed search

The Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), introduced by the United Nations’ Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN Millennium Summit in the year 2000, continues to provide free or very low cost online access to  major biomedical literature to not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.  Initially six international publishing  companies responded to Annan’s call to improve [...]

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Tue, February 9 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Emergency Access Initiative- a temporary solution with permanent need

Well, I was quite excited about today’s announcement of the  Emergency Access Initiative (EAI), a timely partnership of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) , the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), and the Professional & Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and other publishers. Then I began to scratch [...]

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Tue, January 26 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

Scholarly Publishing Roundtable- Difference of opinion or chasm?

Spin is everything. The result of the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable of key stakeholders charged on October 29th, 2009, by the U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), was released on January 12th, 2010, after reaching enough consensus to suggest something was [...]

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Tue, January 19 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments