Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access
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Libraries are the primary conduit between academic publishers and their readers. Should more people get access to academic publishing than those able to pay for it?
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Open Access the key to ivory towers

Open Access the key to ivory towers | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
One Australian university is pushing the boundaries of unrestricted access to its scholarly research.
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OAGU's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:39 PM

Changing publishing models and content types.

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Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper

Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Publishing hoax exposes 'wild west' world of open access journals and raises concerns about poor quality control
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Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea

Article-Level Metrics: An Ill-Conceived and Meretricious Idea | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Many are excited about innovative measures that purport to quantify scholarly impact at a more granular level. Called article-level metrics or ALMs, these measures depart from time-honored computat...
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Review: Peter Suber's Open Access (The MIT Press, 2012)—now also open access!

Review: Peter Suber's Open Access (The MIT Press, 2012)—now also open access! | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I haven't gotten around to writing this review sooner. I mean, Peter Suber's book Open Access (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-51763-8) has been out ...
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Publisher Threatens Librarian Jeffery Beall With $1 Billion Dollar Lawsuit | LJ INFOdocket

Publisher Threatens Librarian Jeffery Beall With $1 Billion Dollar Lawsuit | LJ INFOdocket | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
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The Onslaught of Questionable Open-Access Journals Persists Unabated

The Onslaught of Questionable Open-Access Journals Persists Unabated | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
On April, 8, I was quoted in a New York Times article about questionable open-access publishers and questionable conferences. Since that day I've been happy to receive many emails, some with sugges...
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Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

Publishing frontiers: The library reboot | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
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How Open Access changes the future of the book. Methods like ‘Books Sprints’ and ‘Liquid Books’ are inspired by the faster turn around of Open Access publishing | Open Science

How Open Access changes the future of the book. Methods like ‘Books Sprints’ and ‘Liquid Books’ are inspired by the faster turn around of Open Access publishing | Open Science | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
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Institutional repositories have work to do if they're going to solve the access problem

Institutional repositories have work to do if they're going to solve the access problem | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
The Green Open Access route, which encourages the use of institutional repositories for depositing manuscripts as drafts or after a publisher's embargo period, seems to many in the Humanities and S...
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Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works

Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) said on Thursday they intended to digitize 1.5 million pages of ancient texts and make...
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Are Open Access and Traditional Publishers in the Same Business?

There are industries that use the same raw materials, yet are not the same. Commercial firms that deliver purified water to companies consume water, fuel, and vehicles. Yet, not a single one is in ...
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Expert panel on the ARC & NHMRC's open access policies - Vision - ANU

Expert panel on the ARC & NHMRC's open access policies - Vision - ANU | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Open access to research outcomes has become a hot topic in the past two years.
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The Diamond Model of Open Access Publishing: Why Policy Makers, Scholars, Universities, Libraries, Labour Unions and the Publishing World Need to Take Non-Commercial, Non-Profit Open Access Serious...

The Diamond Model of Open Access Publishing: Why Policy Makers, Scholars, Universities, Libraries, Labour Unions and the Publishing World Need to Take Non-Commercial, Non-Profit Open Access Serious... | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
The Diamond Model of Open Access Publishing: Why Policy Makers, Scholars, Universities, Libraries, Labour Unions and the Publishing World Need to Take Non-Commercial, Non-Profit Open Access Serious
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Open access inaction

Open access inaction | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Jack Stilgoe: From time to time, it's important to pause the bureaucratic debate about open access and recognise how stupid scientific publishing is
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G8 science ministers endorse open access

G8 science ministers endorse open access | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research.
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When should I publish with open access? A handy flow chart

When should I publish with open access? A handy flow chart | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
When should I publish with open access? A handy flow chart. This is from The Big Think, but a topic that has been a part of academic discussion for some time.   Great flow chart an happy to see thi...
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Open Access Theses & Dissertations: Launch of a New OA Discovery Tool

Open Access Theses & Dissertations: Launch of a New OA Discovery Tool | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
As the body of open access (OA) literature continues to grow, figuring out how to access OA-specific material has remained a challenge for researchers.
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Just Released: “Article-Level Metrics — A SPARC Primer” | LJ INFOdocket

Just Released: “Article-Level Metrics — A SPARC Primer” | LJ INFOdocket | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
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UTas ePrints - Recent developments in Open Access

UTas ePrints - Recent developments in Open Access | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
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OAGU's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:07 AM

The road ahead for OA...

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Online and open-access learning in higher education

Online and open-access learning in higher education | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Online and open-access learning in higher education: MOOCs, new pedagogies and business models Senate House, University of London.  Tuesday 5 February 2013. Presentations and slides from this confe...

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Helen Wybrants's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:58 AM

Some good content to inform and harvest...

Ralph Springett's curator insight, March 19, 2013 4:35 PM

Most of the discussion here appears to conform to the sentiments of the 'An avalanche is coming' paper.

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To Publish - or to e-publish? - Leslie Cannold

To Publish - or to e-publish? - Leslie Cannold | Libraries, Academic Publishing and Open Access | Scoop.it
Leslie Cannold - Ethicist, Researcher, Writer, Commentator.
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