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Accelerating access to biomedical evidence

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

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

The UK and USA OA vanguard: SHERPA, RoMEO, ARL, SPARC

The United Kingdom’s  SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) is based at the Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham and works on projects related to open Access and repository development. Think of SHERPA as a British equivalent of  ARL’s (Association of Research Libraries) SPARC (Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition). [...]

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Sun, June 6 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments