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Publisher's unacceptable statement on fee-based so-called Open Access and interference with institutional scientific management policies

Publisher's unacceptable statement on fee-based so-called Open Access and interference with institutional scientific management policies | Open Access | Scoop.it

"Alicia Wise, director of universal access at commercial publisher Elsevier, defended the company’s 37 per cent profit margins, attributing them to its efficiency. She said its average article fee was in line with the standard figure estimated by the Finch report on open access of around £1,750. She suggested higher education could save money by avoiding the “duplicate effort” of requiring papers to be deposited in institutional repositories even when they were freely available on publishers’ websites. She described forcing authors to self-archive papers as one administrative hassle too far”.


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Elsevier at its worst and Alicia Wise demonstrating once more how unwise she is. I assume Alicia Wise would find words, however outrageous, to justify 100% profit margins.  Compared to this 37% profit rate, which, for many research universities, amount to more than one extra million dollars, how much does a repository cost? Come on, Ms. Wise. Examine your own conscience and decide: are you simply a mercenary or are you blind to reality?

 

 

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Bernard Rentier's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:49 AM
Obviously, such a statement needs no further comment: it narrows down to a warm defense of pure greed and irrelevant arguments to justify outrageous pricing for Fee-based Gold OA and to interfere with institutional scientific management policy. Unacceptable.
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A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library - Ex Libris Initiatives Blog

A mandate for Open Access: The University of Liège (ULg) and ULg Library - Ex Libris Initiatives Blog | Open Access | Scoop.it

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A model to follow. Absolutely!

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Open Data for Agriculture: News tools available online | Blandin on Broadband

 

Last week the World Bank hosted a conference on Open Data for Agriculture. The goal was to “brainstorm about how Open Data can be harnessed to help meet the challenge of sustainably feeding nine billion people by 2050.”

 

It seems like that might be of interest to farmers and food advocates in Minnesota for a couple of reasons. First, Minnesota may have a role to play as food producer. Second, a range of tools have been developed that could be as useful in Minnesota as they are in Kenya. Third, this is an example of an industry that’s going digital – farmers without access to broadband and technology will be falling behind their international counterparts!

 

Here are some of the programs that were highlighted…

 

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La politique Open Access de l’Université de Liège fait des bébés - MyScienceNews

La politique Open Access de l’Université de Liège fait des bébés - MyScienceNews | Open Access | Scoop.it

Le 22 avril les Universités de Luxembourg et de Liège annonçaient la naissance de ORBilu, le nouveau serveur d’archivage des publications de l’université luxembourgeoise.


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Superbe ! Si seulement l'Université de Montréal en faisait autant.

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Peter Suber : Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo join ignorant attack on Open Access

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Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo join ignorant attack on open access Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo are some of the major players in… (RT @glynmoody: Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo join ignorant attack on #openaccess -

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