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Open Repositories 2012 press release

Open Repositories 2012 press release | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Save the date for OR 2012 - the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR12).

09th to the 13th July 2012

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JMIR-A Study of Innovative Features in Scholarly Open Access Journals | Björk | Journal of Medical Internet Research

JMIR-A Study of Innovative Features in Scholarly Open Access Journals | Björk | Journal of Medical Internet Research | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
A Study of Innovative Features in Scholarly Open Access Journals...

"The successful innovations are fast becoming part of the academic infrastructure, with scientists voting with their manuscripts as to which ones will prevail."

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Save Scholarly Ideas, Not the Publishing Industry (a rant)

Save Scholarly Ideas, Not the Publishing Industry (a rant) | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

The scholarly publishing industry used to offer a service. It used to be about making sure that knowledge was shared as broadly as possible to those who would find it valuable using the available means of distribution: packaged paper objects shipped through mail to libraries and individuals. It made a profit off of serving an audience. These days, the scholarly publishing industry operates as a gatekeeper, driven more by profits than by the desire to share information as widely as possible. It stopped innovating and started resting on its laurels. And the worst part about it? Scholars have bent over and let that industry continuously violate them and the university libraries that support them.

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Science in the Open » Blog Archive » Open Access for the other 85%

Science in the Open » Blog Archive » Open Access for the other 85% | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"OA is about enabling people, enabling business, and enabling development."

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Is Peer Review a Coin Toss?

Is Peer Review a Coin Toss? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
As a managing editor, one of the most common questions I get is about the journal's acceptance rate. I'm typically puzzled by this because acceptance rate tells you very little about the likely f...
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Open Access Part II: The Structure, Resources, and Implications for Nurses

"The simple act of increasing access to scholarly resources can impact teaching content, student learning, clinical practice, and ultimately patient care outcomes."

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Open Data Institute to help drive innovation and growth

Open Data Institute to help drive innovation and growth | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

A world-leading Open Data Institute is to be established in East London bulding on the governments Open Data policy. It will be led by Professor Tim Berners-Lee and Prfoessor Nigel Shadbolt.

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PLoS Biology: Why Full Open Access Matters

PLoS Biology: Why Full Open Access Matters | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
PLoS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
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Open Access Forum 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Open Access Forum 2011 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Presentations now available from the 'Expert Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy' held on the 22-23 November. Open Access Forum 2011.

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EPrints - Are you ready for REF 2014?

News on the progress of the EPrints REF2014 plugin which has been specifically designed to help institutions manage their REF1 data (staff details) and REF2 data (research outputs). Further details will be made available in January 2012.

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STM Frankfurt Conference 2011 | STM

STM Frankfurt Conference 2011 | STM | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

STM Frankfurt Conference 2011
Biting into the Core: Challenges to peer review, business models and their ilk

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Repositories Support Project, Autumn School 2011

Repositories Support Project, Autumn School 2011 | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The following blog post has been written by Anne Spalding, Kaptur Project Officer, University for the Creative Arts, who attended the event in her role as Repository and Digitisation Officer for UC...
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Times Higher Education - THE Scholarly Web

"It is fair to say that open access to research has widespread support among academic bloggers."

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Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue « petermr's blog

"The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue..." from Peter Murray-Rust's blog - A Scientist and the Web

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Data Management Roadshows | Digital Curation Centre

Data Management Roadshows | Digital Curation Centre | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

The DCC are running a series of roadshows which look like excellent practical introductions to managing research data.

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The Ed Techie: The three ghosts of open access articles

The Ed Techie: The three ghosts of open access articles | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
WARNING - this post contains stretching of a flimsy idea to breaking point. Look away if you find strained literary metaphors distressing. In keeping with the festive season, I'm going to frame some thoughts on stages of academic publishing with...
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Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister

Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
New policy to make research freely available challenges business models of academic publishers...
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Open Access Part I: The Movement, The Issues, and The Benefits

Open Access Part I: The Movement, The Issues, and The Benefits | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Nursing must take action to participate in and promote the OA movement in order to derive the maximum gain for our science."

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British Library Group Sticks With Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

British Library Group Sticks With Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

A major British library group announced today that it has struck new deals with Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell, two of the largest publishers of academic journals. The group, Research Libraries U.K., had threatened to discontinue so-called Big Deal subscription arrangements with the two publishers because of what it called unsustainable price increases. U.S. libraries have also been re-examining whether Big Deals are really worth what they cost.

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Open Access is a piece for cake for Research in Learning Technology

Open Access is a piece for cake for Research in Learning Technology | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Research in Learning Technology , the journal for the Association for Learning Technology, is going Open Access from January 2012.

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Re-Licensing Jorum’s Learning and Teaching Resources into the Open | Jorum Team Blog | jorum.ac.uk

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Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - The scandal of publisher-forbidden textmining: The vision denied « petermr's blog

Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics, Cambridge - The scandal of publisher-forbidden textmining: The vision denied « petermr's blog | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Peter Murray-Rust describes the publishers' stranglehold on text-mining.

 

Image by Ian-S. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian-s/

 

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JMIR-Public Access and Use of Health Research: An Exploratory Study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy Using Interviews and Surveys of Health Personnel | O'Keeffe | Jou...

JMIR-Public Access and Use of Health Research: An Exploratory Study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy Using Interviews and Surveys of Health Personnel | O'Keeffe | Jou... | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Public Access and Use of Health Research: An Exploratory Study of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy Using Interviews and Surveys of Health Personnel...
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SHOW Trailer: Share Open Access Worldwide

SHOW 2011 (share/openaccess/worldwide) was the first-of-its-kind event to celebrate Open Access Week in Croatia, organized by InTech's Katarina Lovrecic and ...
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Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle Public Vote

Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle Public Vote | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Mendeley-PLoS Binary Battle Public Vote. Created using SurveyGizmo, online survey software.
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