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Open access not as simple as it sounds: outgoing ARC boss

Open access not as simple as it sounds: outgoing ARC boss | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
After almost five years at the helm of the Australian Research Council (ARC), Margaret Sheil will this week step down to take up the position of Provost at the University of Melbourne.Professor Sheil…...
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EU survey confirms: 90% support Open Access for publicly funded research publications

"The EU recently released the results of the survey “scientific information in the digital age”. They are based on 1140 responses from Member states, coming from research funding organisations, university/research institutes, libraries, publishers, international organisations and individual researchers.

http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/survey-on-scientific-information-digital-age_en.pdf

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Research Data Management - The Elephant at the Door by Jonathan Breeze on Prezi

This prezi introduces the subject of research data management and why organisations (inc. HEIs) need to start putting steps in place to meet the increasing expectations of funders.
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Changes Coming For Open Access To Research In Europe | Intellectual Property Watch

Changes Coming For Open Access To Research In Europe | Intellectual Property Watch | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Pressure is growing in Europe for open, free access to research results, particularly if they are publicly funded.
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RepositoryMan: Soton Labs: Embedded Repository Experimentation

RepositoryMan: Soton Labs: Embedded Repository Experimentation | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

An interesting blog post from Les Carr on the University of Southampton's new programme of repository activity called "Soton Labs".

 

"Inspired by the idea of Google Labs, it is an institutional space for experimentation and innovation around research information systems, and EPrints will form its backbone. Driven by the needs of the research staff, it will be informed by a whole range experience and ideas (many gathered from research council and JISC projects) that can be offered to staff on the famous "permanent beta" experimental basis until they are ripe for integration into the main (business critical) repository."

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Science in the Open : A big leap and a logical step: Moving to PLoS

Science in the Open : A big leap and a logical step: Moving to PLoS | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Blog posting from Cameron Neylon announcing his appointment as Director of Advocacy for PLoS. He will take up this position in July 2012. The announcement from PLoS is available from http://blogs.plos.org/plos/2012/03/cameron-neylon-to-join-plos-as-director-of-advocacy/

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Open and Shut?: Open Access, brick by brick

Open and Shut?: Open Access, brick by brick | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

A very interesting blog post from Richard Poynder where he states:

 

"OA will continue to prove a brick-by-brick process — as evidenced by recent events in Australia."

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Enabling Open Scholarship - New, stronger, UK Research Councils' policy on Open Access

The EnablingOpenScholarship site provides information on the UK's Research Councils proposed revised policy on Open Access.  A link to the revised policy is available from http://www.openscholarship.org/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-03/rcuk_proposed_policy_on_access_to_research_outputs.pdf

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HIFA2015 Webinar 1: Can Open Access publishing provide Healthcare Information For All by 2015?

HIFA2015 Webinar 1: Can Open Access publishing provide Healthcare Information For All by 2015? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

To be held on 28th March 2012, this free Webinar is supported by the Public Library of Science, a HIFA2015 Supporting Organisation and a leading publisher of open access journals. Date: 28th March 2012 at 15:00-16:30h London/UK time (=14:00-15:30h GMT)

 

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Open and Shut?: Scholarly Publishing: Where is Plan B?

Open and Shut?: Scholarly Publishing: Where is Plan B? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

After Elsevier abandons the RWA, Richard Poynder interviews Claudio Aspesi about future business models for scholarly publishing.

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Genomics, prizes, DFID and Open Access | Professor Douglas Kell's blog

An interesting blog post on OA from Professor Douglas Kell CEO of the BBSRC.

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JISC elevator beta launched

JISC elevator is a new way to find and fund innovative ways to use technology to improve universities and colleges. Anyone employed in UK higher or further education can submit an idea. If your idea proves popular then JISC will consider it for funding. The elevator is for small, practical projects with up to £10,000 available for successful ideas.

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Open access to electronic theses soon to be commonplace : JISC

Doctoral theses can attract significant attention when made openly accessible in electronic form according to the respondents of a sector-wide survey of information professionals.
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Life after Elsevier: making open access to scientific knowledge a reality

Life after Elsevier: making open access to scientific knowledge a reality | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
As more than 10,000 scientists pledge to boycott Elsevier on the Cost of Knowledge website, its creator looks to the future...
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Stuart Lewis' Blog » Is the Repository Developer a dying breed?

Stuart Lewis' Blog » Is the Repository Developer a dying breed? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

An interesting blog post from Stuart Lewis on the role of repository developers.

"...I think that there will be increasing problems in the repository world if repository developers become a very rare breed..."

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Persistent myths about open access scientific publishing

Persistent myths about open access scientific publishing | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Dr Mike Taylor: Academic publishers do not pay peer reviewers, and lack of funds is no bar to publication in an open access journal...
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Melissa Terras' Blog: Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The Verdict

Melissa Terras' Blog: Is blogging and tweeting about research papers worth it? The Verdict | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

A fascinating posting from Melissa Terras where she concudes:

 

"If (social media interaction is often) then (Open access + social media = increased downloads)."

Also - "Don't tweet things at midnight...."

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Open Access to Dutch research stagnating

Open Access to Dutch research stagnating | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Open Access to higher education research results is not increasing. This is shown by The Dutch Research Repositories Monitor 2011, a study commissioned by SURF."

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Adoption of CERIF in UK HEIs – report just published

The full-text of the report 'Adoption of CERIF in Higher Education Institutions in the UK: A Landscape Study' is available (in PDF and Word). Made available on the Web by the Innovation Support Centre (funded by the JISC), managed by UKOLN and hosted by the University of Bath.

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ARMA, AURIL, and PraxisUnico release joint statement on Open Access to research results and data

ARMA, AURIL, and PraxisUnico release joint statement on Open Access to research results and data | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

The UK Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA), the Association for University Research and Industry Links (AURIL), and PraxisUnico have released a joint statement of support for Open Access to research results and data. The statement is available at http://www.arma.ac.uk/files/guest/Information/ARMA-PraxisUnico-AURILOAStatementMarch2012.pdf

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An institutional tangram – musings on developing an integrated research management system

An institutional tangram – musings on developing an integrated research management system | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Having implemented an institutional repository at Leeds Metropolitan and learning by experience some of the difficulties associated with advocacy around the use of that repository (both for OA research and OER) I have become ...

 

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Open Education Week

Open Education Week | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Open Education Week is taking place from 5-10 March 2012 online and in locally hosted events around the world." Events schedule http://www.openeducationweek.org/webinars/

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Academics must be applauded for making a stand by boycotting Elsevier. It’s time for librarians to join the conversation on the future of dissemination, but not join the boycott

Academics must be applauded for making a stand by boycotting Elsevier. It’s time for librarians to join the conversation on the future of dissemination, but not join the boycott | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

An interesting blog post from Dave Puplett published on the LSEImpactBlog

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Open and Shut?: Back to Budapest

Open and Shut?: Back to Budapest | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Richard poynder reports on the Back to Budapest discussions. New Budapest recommendations are expected in the next few weeks.

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Loughborough University Institutional Repository: The effects of open access mandates on institutional repositories in the UK and Germany

Loughborough University Institutional Repository: The effects of open access mandates on institutional repositories in the UK and Germany | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

This study looks at the views of institutional repository managers on the impact of mandates. 

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