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No celebrations here: Why the White House public-access policy ...

No celebrations here: Why the White House public-access policy ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
I am taking a lot of flak from my friends in the open access community about my sour response to the White House's statement on public access to papers arising from federally-funded scientific research.
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Strong words from Michael Eisen, co-founder of PLOS & campaigner for open science

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Who is afraid of copyright?

Who is afraid of copyright? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Around the world knowledge is being enclosed and the struggle for public access is intensifying......I became aware of the link between the recent suicide of Aaron Swartz in the US, the Finch Report  adopted by the UK Government and the legal t...
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Knowledge control from perspective of political economist.

 

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Open Access for the Deeply Confused

Open Access for the Deeply Confused | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
On Friday my Twitter feed was awash with scientists and academics both rejoicing and despairing. Two big announcements had been released from either side of the Atlantic regarding the complex issue...
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Nice explanation

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Open and Shut?: Open Access: A Tale of Two Tables

Open and Shut?: Open Access: A Tale of Two Tables | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Useful, if lengthy, analysis of the Green/Gold OA discussion & RCUK position

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Researchers opt to limit uses of open-access publications

Researchers opt to limit uses of open-access publications | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Advocates of open publishing fret that misunderstandings lead scientists to choose restrictive licenses.
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Discussion in article & comments about license variations

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The tale of the open access 'ugly duckling' | Open Scholarship

The tale of the open access 'ugly duckling' | Open Scholarship | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
It is often assumed that the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines is the open access' ugly duckling' lagging far behind the Science, Technology and Medicine collective. Whilst this may be true in terms of the pure ...
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On the interstitial scholar

Part of the concern  in the humanities about author-pays open access concerns the impact on the 'independent scholar' - those individuals who produce academic writing of the highest standard whilst...
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Times Higher Education - Fools' gold?

Times Higher Education - Fools' gold? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Discussion of the concerns from Humanities about Open Access

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Note that David Barnett appears to be against Open Access for humanities' work.
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Peter Suber - Google+ - How often do authors at fee-based OA journals pay the fees…

Peter Suber - Google+ - How often do authors at fee-based OA journals pay the fees… | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
How often do authors at fee-based OA journals pay the fees out of pocket?

The best study to date on this question is from the EC-funded SOAP (Study of…
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Open Library of Humanities

RT @jwyg: New @OpenLibHums aims to support a "low cost, sustainable, #openaccess future for the humanities": http://t.co/mEirhxcn #digitalhumanities

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Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries | Dispelling Myths about Open Access

Scholarly Publishing - MIT Libraries | Dispelling Myths about Open Access | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Another useful link about myths...

 

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Open Access: journey without end?

Open Access: journey without end? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords, the second chamber in the UK parliament, met this week to hear evidence from various stakeholders on
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Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Professor Jack Meadows

Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Professor Jack Meadows | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Incredibly useful historical perspective on scholarly communication via an Interview with a retired Library & Information Science professor.

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This is what happens when a society journal goes gold open access #OAintheUK - via @rmounce

This is what happens when a society journal goes gold open access #OAintheUK - via @rmounce | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
RT @rmounce: This is what happens when a society journal goes gold open access #OAintheUK http://t.co/B2jkldaeUx
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White House moves to increase public access to scientific research ...

White House moves to increase public access to scientific research ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Today, the White House responded to a We The People e-petition that asked for free online access to taxpayer-funded research. As part of the response, John Holdren, the director...
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PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher

PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
Mike Taylor: A one-off fee allows researchers to publish as many papers as they like. The first PeerJ articles appear today
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Article about some of the new OA journals

 

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Publishers Blast New Open Access Bill, FASTR | Association of Subscription Agents

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US bill aiming to allow text & data mining, so that better use can be made of research outputs.

 

Opposed by publishers.

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Fourth-time lucky for US open access bill? : Nature News Blog

Fourth-time lucky for US open access bill? : Nature News Blog | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
A bill that requires free public access to articles resulting from federally-funded research was introduced into the US congress yesterday, delighting supporters of open-access.  Read more
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Can we have open data without open access? | Open Economics

Can we have open data without open access? | Open Economics | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
The Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation – Identifying best practice as well as legal, regulatory and technical standards for open economic data.
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Another Day, Another Society Against Open Access « Doug's ...

Another Day, Another Society Against Open Access « Doug's ... | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
I was alerted to The American Philological Association (APA)'s letter against the current UK Open Access policy, by AWOL. However, they did ask for comments from others on the subject. Here is the letter I sent them outlining ...
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Some useful comments about the context of the RCUK decision & its effects on humanities research.

 

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Neither Green nor Gold | Vice-Chancellor’s blog | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University

Neither Green nor Gold | Vice-Chancellor’s blog | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science?

Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science? | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it

"...[T]he government, or to be more specific, the universities minister, David Willetts, is planning to promote and push Open Access even further."


Via RepoSupportProject
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Thoughtful post on some of the opposing arguments to the OA policy

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Phishing in Open Access Waters | Antenna

Phishing in Open Access Waters | Antenna | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
1. “As an American academic publishing group, we wish to become your friends” Today, I received one email which claimed that the university administrat...
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Beware of charlatans

 

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Three things open access is not | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Three things open access is not | Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open Access discussions | Scoop.it
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Rebuffal of some of the myths that are growing now that Open Access is on more agendas

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