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"The Finch Report and RCUK’s Open Access Policy In the UK, the JISC organization has long pioneered the exploration of different models of open access and, in particular, the role of institutional repositories"
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"...[T]he government, or to be more specific, the universities minister, David Willetts, is planning to promote and push Open Access even further."
Thoughtful post on some of the opposing arguments to the OA policy
"A few days ago was the anniversary of the beginning of the Cost of Knowledfe boycott of Elsevier. It seems a good moment to take stock of what the boycott has achieved and to think about what progress has or hasn’t been made since it started."
"Research Councils UK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access during the first five years of its new open-access policy."
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government's Open Access policy.
"The UK's move towards open-access publishing will inevitably place some learned societies' journals into financial jeopardy, according to the chair of the committee that recommended making the transition."
"The government wants to fund open-access research, because it knows that this has enormous economic, social and medical benefits. It doesn’t want to fund paywalled research because it knows that this achieves far less. Yet it invited paywall publishers onto the Finch Committee, and sure enough they got Green-OA embargoes and non-free licences accepted into the report’s recommendation."
"Little is known about the costs academic libraries incur to implement and manage institutional repositories and the value these institutional repositories offer to their communities. To address this, the authors report the findings of their 29 question survey of academic libraries with institutional repositories."
"Many research and educational institutions are finding the promises of creating and maintaining an IR alluring, and in many cases libraries are intimately, often centrally, involved in this effort."
These videos explore how institutions need to respond to the changes in scholarly communications to avoid a crisis in professional recognition of research – and to make the most of the opportunities that digital technologies can bring.
In summary, academic journals are being moved from a ‘pay-to-read’ model to a ‘pay-to-say’ model.
It should become the default method in every country for distributing new peer-reviewed scientific material in every field.
"...we recently worked with the finance team of a subscription-funded
publisher to identify in detail the cost savings which could be achieved in an OA model."
"We invite you to contribute to the conference program. The deadline (Feb 22) is quickly approaching!"
"Confidence. That is the word that best summarized the atmosphere at the tenth meeting of the Berlin Conference on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which was held in November 2012."
From access to data, resources to support, our panel's thoughts on how librarians are influencing the dissemination of research
Online comparison tool reveals which journals provide the biggest bang for the buck.
"Now that the European Commission has pledged to ensure that research funded under Horizon 2020 will be published with open access, many EU governments are considering how to make sure that the general public gets free access to research that is paid for through taxes."
The goal is Open Access. The route is green or gold.
By the study of the early development and actual situation of the institutional repository as while as the specific situation in our country's universities, the article comes up with the significances of constructing the institutional repository"
Are UK universities doing enough to make research accessible to students, funders and the public? Claire Shaw reports
Open Education Week is taking place from 11-15 March 2013 online and in locally hosted events around the world.
"The editors of 21 history journals have released a statement saying that they will not comply with all of the new, open-access recommendations of the Finch report and its implementation by UK research councils."
Stuart Shieber is the Welch Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University,Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), and chief architect of the Harvard Open Access (OA) Policy.