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Introduction to Open Access

Imma Subirats knowledge and information management officer FAO of the United Nations [email_address] INTRODUCTION TO OPEN ACCESS Regional Workshop on Agricul…
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Open Access: What it is and why it is required for scholarly communit…

Introduction to Open Access to scholarly literature. Problems with traditional academic publishing and impact of Internet. Definition of Open Access and models…
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NPG-Palgrave Macmillan Survey Shows Perceptions of OA Publishing - InfoToday.com

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan released the findings from a survey of 22,000 academic researchers. They show a growing confidence in the quality of open access (OA) publications.
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Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library

Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library | Open Access | Scoop.it
For years, we’ve been hearing that traditional library reference service is dead. In reality, reference just disappeared, like Jimmy Hoffa.
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Reference Librarian has to change to help users on 'how to'  than traditional 'What' type of questions from users. They need to be more advanced in use of internet tools for managing information

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Open Access Pathfinder Case Study - Durham University

An output of the Jisc Open Access Pathfinder Project at Northumbria University.


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Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing

Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing | Open Access | Scoop.it
Recent moves by established journals to make research papers freely available signpost the direction of travel in academic publishing
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Inequitable power dynamics of global knowledge production and exchange must be confronted head on

Inequitable power dynamics of global knowledge production and exchange must be confronted head on | Open Access | Scoop.it
The research environment in the global South faces many pressing challenges given resource inequality. Technical and financial issues aside, Laura Czerniewicz asserts it is the values and practices...
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Another category of “invisible research” from the South is the considerable output commissioned by government and undertaken by consultants, many of whom are practising academics. Even when published, this kind of research is often not attributed to its actual authors. It has the added problem of often being embargoed, with researchers even having to sign confidentiality agreements or “official secrets acts” when they are given grants.  This is especially bizarre in an era where the mantra of publically funded research being made available to the public has become increasingly accepted.

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Towards an unbiased view of science : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group

Towards an unbiased view of science : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group | Open Access | Scoop.it
Authors at Nature Communications now have the option to choose double-blind peer review
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The Open Access Interviews: Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Policy at the National Natural Science Foundation of China

The Open Access Interviews: Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Policy at the National Natural Science Foundation of China | Open Access | Scoop.it
On May 15 both the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced new open access policies. Click here for full story. WATCH HOW TO GET MORE...
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40 maps that explain the internet

40 maps that explain the internet | Open Access | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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Declaration on open access for LIS authors

Declaration on open access for LIS authors | Open Access | Scoop.it
The idea for the Declaration on open access for LIS authors originally came from reading the article Librarian, Heal Thyself: A Scholarly Communication Analysis of LIS Journals (23 April) by Micah ...
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Do journals' instructions for authors pay enough attention to ethical issues? | Editage Insights

Do journals' instructions for authors pay enough attention to ethical issues? | Editage Insights | Open Access | Scoop.it
Authors, journals, and editors have a joint responsibility to ensure ethical publication. It is due to rise in instances of misconduct in the academic publishing industry.
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Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Future Science OA explores current research into ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Future Science OA explores current research into ... - EurekAlert (press release) | Open Access | Scoop.it
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a special issue in Future Science OA, covering the rapidly evolving field of protein misfolding diseases.
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“National strategy of open access” adopted in Slovenia : OpenAIRE blog

“National strategy of open access” adopted in Slovenia : OpenAIRE blog | Open Access | Scoop.it
National #openaccess & open research #data strategy 2015-2020 adopted in #Slovenia http://t.co/7cYSdtepEI @OpenAIRE_eu @PASTEUR4OA @EIFLnet

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Elsevier access donations help Wikipedia editors improve science articles

Elsevier access donations help Wikipedia editors improve science articles | Open Access | Scoop.it
With free access to ScienceDirect, top editors can ensure that science read by the public is accurate
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Dutch universities start Elsevier boycott — will this be a game changer or will publisher profits remain unaffected?

Dutch universities start Elsevier boycott — will this be a game changer or will publisher profits remain unaffected? | Open Access | Scoop.it
Led by vice chancellors, Dutch universities have recently announced plans for a country-wide boycott of the academic publisher Elsevier. This boycott has the potential to be a significant game chan...
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Directory of Open Access Journals

Directory of Open Access Journals | Open Access | Scoop.it
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
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NTK becomes national contact point for CERN's SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative

NTK becomes national contact point for CERN's SCOAP3 Open Access publishing initiative | Open Access | Scoop.it
National technical library
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Google Scholar and DSpace | atmire

Google Scholar and DSpace | atmire | Open Access | Scoop.it
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"It is no secret that Google Scholar likes institutional repositories. But even though the use of EPrints, Digital Commons and DSpace is recommended in Google's Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters, solely using any of these platforms is not a recipe for guaranteed inclusion. Configuration issues like the metadata fields you decide to use and how these are exposed on the repository web pages will highly affect your compliance with the inclusion guidelines. Unlike OpenAIRE, where getting your repository registered for harvesting is an interactive process, Google Scholar crawls automatically without interacting with your staff. This enables Google Scholar to scale, crawling thousands of academic resource sites without the need for a massive amount of support staff. The downside is that repository managers are left in the dark, not knowing why their repository or particular items are not being crawled and indexed."

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IOP Publishing and 21 UK university libraries collaborate on open access offsetting pilot | STM Publishing

IOP Publishing and 21 UK university libraries collaborate on open access offsetting pilot | STM Publishing | Open Access | Scoop.it
IOP Publishing (IOP), one of the world’s leading scientific publishers, has today announced the launch of a three-year pilot project under which participating
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