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Charles W. Bailey’s Open Access Bibliography: Another milestone

Charles W. Bailey made this announcement on the ETD listserv: Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship: http://digital-scholarship.org/tsp/transforming.htm This bibliography presents over 1,100 selected English-language scholarly works useful in understanding the open access movement’s efforts to provide free access to and unfettered use of scholarly literature.  The bibliography [...]

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Tue, September 14 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

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

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 13 2010 » Uncategorized » 1 Comment

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

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

David Lipman on 10 years of Pubmed Central

The YouTube version of Dr. Lipman’s comments (below) is a sample, compared to his extended remarks that can be viewed at the Columbia University Scholarly Communication website.  Have about 50 minutes available for this version. The YouTube version is a 10 minute highlight.

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Wed, May 5 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Back to the future- what are libraries doing about open access?

“Will libraries continue to serve as intermediaries through which researchers find open-access information, as well as that available only through subscription, and how?”  CRS Report for Congress: Open Access Publishing and Citation Archives: Background and Controversy (updated October 10, 2006) Because this blog is focused on the biomedical publishing, research, and library realm, here are a few [...]

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Mon, April 5 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments