bibliolibrarianot...
Follow
Find tag "Academia"
820 views | +0 today
bibliolibrarianothecaire
BU, formation, enquete, open Access...
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by petulant librarian from Science 2.0 news
Scoop.it!

4 ways open access enhances academic freedom

4 ways open access enhances academic freedom | bibliolibrarianothecaire | Scoop.it

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a "pay to say" system for the rich?

Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences?

I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. (...) - by Curt Rice, Blog "Thourghts on university leadership", March 27, 2013


Via Julien Hering, PhD
more...
Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:36 AM

Rather relevant thoughts about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement, that is here to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving, please do have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf

Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:40 AM

Rather relevant and concise thoughts/analysis about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement that is to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf

Rescooped by petulant librarian from Science 2.0 news
Scoop.it!

Researchers opt to limit uses of open-access publications

Researchers opt to limit uses of open-access publications | bibliolibrarianothecaire | Scoop.it

Advocates of open publishing fret that misunderstandings lead scientists to choose restrictive licenses.

 

Academics are — slowly — adopting the view that publicly funded research should be made freely available. But data released yesterday suggest that, given the choice, even researchers who publish in open-access journals want to place restrictions on how their papers can be re-used —for example, sold by others for commercial profit. (...) - by Richard Van Noorden, Nature, 06 February 2013


Via Julien Hering, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by petulant librarian from Science 2.0 news
Scoop.it!

Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom

Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom | bibliolibrarianothecaire | Scoop.it

Summary

The Government is pushing academic publishing to a ‘pay-to-say’ model in order to achieve open access to publicly funded researchThis ‘gold’ route to open access, which levies Article Processing Charges (as proposed in the Finch Report and taken up by RCUK and HEFCE) poses a major problem for academics in the UK:It threatens academic freedom through pressures on institutions to distribute scarce APC resources and to judge work by standards other than peer reviewIt threatens research funding by diverting existing funds into paying for publications (and private journal profits) rather than into researchIt increases academic inequality both across and within institutions, by linking prestige in research and publishing to the capacity to pay APCs, rather than to academic qualitiesIt threatens academic control of research outputs by allowing for commercial uses without author consentIn response, academics should:Practice and lobby for ‘green’ open access of all post-peer reviewed work within journals and institutionsLobby against proposed restrictions on REF2020 and against compliance pressure for ‘gold’ open accessDemand clear policies from Universities around open access fundsEnsure institutional resources are not unnecessarily spent on APCsProtect the integrity of scholarly journals by rejecting the pressure for ‘pay-to-say’ publishing

Blog The Disorder of Things, 4 December 2013,  


Via Julien Hering, PhD
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by petulant librarian from Science 2.0 news
Scoop.it!

By opening up a distinctive space between academic research and journalism, a thriving academic blogosphere mediates between them

By opening up a distinctive space between academic research and journalism, a thriving academic blogosphere mediates between them | bibliolibrarianothecaire | Scoop.it

Mark Carrigan finds that academic blogging holds out the possibility of extending the role of the academic, rather than threatening its diminution. It allows for discoverability, less specialised communication, and a degree of space and freedom to extend beyond the realms of research. (...) - by Mark Carrigan, Blog LSE "Impact of Social Science", February 4, 2013


Via Julien Hering, PhD
more...
No comment yet.