open access

Mexico’s statement to support OA

Just last week, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto announced via his official webpage the enactment of reforms to several federal law frameworks concerning science, technology and education that will allegedly “insert Mexico into the Information and Knowledge Society”. The legislation changes, he claimed, would:• Give access to Mexicans open access to the scientific and academic production that is financed trough public money. • Allow online ...

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Celebrating open access (quick overview) and links

Do you what openaccess is and why it is important? Openaccess can save time in preparing instructional materials through reducing barriers to sharing educational content and research. Openaccess can provide new collaboration opportunities for faculty and students. Openaccess can provide new educational resources to students and faculty. “Peter Suber characterizes the core concept of open access this way: open access removes “price barriers” (e.g., subscription ...

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Free access to British publicly funded research

The British government is planning to make all publicly funded research freely accessible by 2014. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/15/free-access-british-scientific-research “British universities now pay around £200m a year in subscription fees to journal publishers, but under the new scheme, authors will pay “article processing charges” (APCs) to have their papers peer reviewed, edited and made freely available online.” This decision comes as a result of the Finch Report, which ...

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Institutional Repository Conference (Free!)

The Digital Commons @ Kennesaw State and the Horace W. Sturgis Library arepleased to announce “Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice:Institutional Repositories as Publishers,” a free one-day conference oninstitutional repositories and their place in undergraduate education. Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011Location: KSU Continuing Education The keynote speaker will be Nancy Hensel, Executive Officer for the Councilon Undergraduate Research. This free event includes continental breakfast,lunch, and ...

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Public Library of Science Open access publishing

Public library of Science (PLoS) is currently publishing seven peer reviewed scientific and medical journals on the open access model. The Open Access model charges researchers for publication of their accepted papers (in the case of PLos ~1300), but researchers retain copyright and That means everyone, everywhere can read, redistribute and reuse your research without cost: colleagues, patients, policy makers, journalists, the next generation of ...

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Open Library project update

The final report of the Open Library Environment project is available for reading. ♥ this project with its focus on the behind the scenes… because if the behind the scenes (processing system/database/data) doesn’t work very well, the public interface is not going to work very well. I am definitely keeping an eye on this project and I hope to be able to contribute in some ...

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Gpeer — Peer Review project via Google Code

… the code license is from MIT not GOOGLE btw…. http://code.google.com/p/gpeerreview/ From the website: Why? * Peer reviews give credibility to an author’s work. * Journals and conferences can use this tool to indicate acceptance of a paper. * Researchers can also give credibility to each other by reviewing each others’ works. * This enables researchers to publish first, and review later. * It meshes ...

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Open Access Project from UT

ok, this is totally snaked off of a listserv so that I can spend more time with it later: http://www.lib.utk.edu/newfoundpress/Newfound Press is a new digital imprint from the University of TennesseeUniversity Libraries. All its publications will be Open Access. From the site: Today’s scholarly publishing environment presents a strategic opportunity foracademic libraries to expand their role in the publications process.Universities are both creators and consumers ...

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