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A Journey to Open Access - Part 4

A Journey to Open Access - Part 4 | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"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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Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science?

Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science? | Open Access News from the RSP team | 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."

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Rachel H's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:01 AM

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

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The Elsevier boycott one year on

"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."

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Times Higher Education - Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

"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."

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Business, Innovation and Skills Committee: BIS Committee announces inquiry into Government's Open Access policy |

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today announces its intention to inquire into the Government's Open Access policy.

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Open access will cause problems for learned societies' journals, accepts Finch

"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."

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Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees?

Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"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."

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Institutional Repositories: Exploration of Costs and Value

Institutional Repositories: Exploration of Costs and Value | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"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."

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Foreword to "The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges" | Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)

Foreword to "The Institutional Repository: Benefits and Challenges" | Assn. for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"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."

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JISC Inform / Issue 35, Winter 2012 | #jiscinform

JISC Inform / Issue 35, Winter 2012 | #jiscinform | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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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.

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Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom

Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

In summary, academic journals are being moved from a ‘pay-to-read’ model to a ‘pay-to-say’ model.

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Open Access to Research Can Save Lives - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Open Access to Research Can Save Lives - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
It should become the default method in every country for distributing new peer-reviewed scientific material in every field.
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OAcosts.pdf

"...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."

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Second Call for Proposals: Open Repositories 2013

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"We invite you to contribute to the conference program. The deadline (Feb 22) is quickly approaching!"

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At the Berlin 10 Conference, the key word was confidence

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"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."

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How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up

How librarians can help widen access to research – live chat round-up | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
From access to data, resources to support, our panel's thoughts on how librarians are influencing the dissemination of research
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Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access

Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Online comparison tool reveals which journals provide the biggest bang for the buck.
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Former publisher Alma Swan leads the push to embed open-access publishing across the EU

"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."

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Rachel H's curator insight, January 17, 2013 7:20 AM

The goal is Open Access.  The route is green or gold. 

 

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The Study on Constructing Institutional Repository of University

The Study on Constructing Institutional Repository of University | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

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"

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Why did the UK government fund manure instead of apple trees?

"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."

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Where are university websites hiding all their research?

Where are university websites hiding all their research? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
Are UK universities doing enough to make research accessible to students, funders and the public? Claire Shaw reports
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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 11-15 March 2013 online and in locally hosted events around the world.

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Scholars' Lab

Scholars' Lab | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
"How can existing scientific communication practices be improved to increase efficiency in the accumulation of knowledge, and improve the alignment between daily practices and the values of the academic community?"
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21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"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."

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Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Harvard’s Stuart Shieber

Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Harvard’s Stuart Shieber | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

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.

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