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The ‘Finch Report’: the future is gold, but many challenges lie ahead

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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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Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian

Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

We are shifting from content ownership by individual libraries to joint provision of services on a larger scale, says Stephen Barr.

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Crisis in academic publishing

Crisis in academic publishing | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"In almost every country in the world, research is supported by public funds. When researchers publish their results in academic journals, they do so for free. The results are also reviewed by peers for free."

 

 

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Setting Prices for Open Access

Setting Prices for Open Access | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

This article explores "how Britain should expand access to publicly funded research"

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The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound

The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised -- Complexity, Confusion, and Conflicting Messages Abound | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"After a great deal of public and political resistance, the RCUK revises its OA policy. Unfortunately, the revisions only highlight the same problems"

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Green or gold? Open access after Finch

"There is now a broad consensus, that includes for-profit publishers, that open access is the
way of the future. The debate – and disagreement – is about the policies that are best suited
to steering this transition."

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Open access – is the UK leading the way?

Open access – is the UK leading the way? | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

From the text: "Novel scientific findings are disseminated via scientific journals. Currently, the scholarly publishing system has become dysfunctional and is in turmoil. The main reason is that the system was designed for the era of paper and print, not for the digital era."

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Open access and the European Commission

In this video, JeanFrancois Dechamp, talks about strategy, policy and funding for open digital research  

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