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UNESCO adopts open access policy

UNESCO adopts open access policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
UNESCO will make its future and past publications free for all to access
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‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’

‘Cultural change’ and ‘reductions in cost’ | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
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"Promises of the Finch Report and the realities of its implementation"

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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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World Bank Open Access Policy and Open Knowledge Repository

From the abstract: "The World Bank approved recently a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. The new policy formalizes the Bank's practice of making research and knowledge freely available online."

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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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Research Fortnight: Open-access review will be independent, pledges RCUK | Lincoln Research Blog

Research Fortnight: Open-access review will be independent, pledges RCUK | Lincoln Research Blog | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Research Councils UK has committed to commissioning and independent review of its open access policies in 2014, in updated guidelines published on 9 April"

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Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

Lords Science Committee recommend further changes to RCUK’s revised open access policy and guidance - News from Parliament - UK Parliament | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has written to Research Councils UK welcoming the publication of its revised open access policy but calling for three further changes to the policy to ensure that there is absolute clarity.
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Stevan Harnad: How & why the RCUK Open Access Policy needs to be revised

Stevan Harnad: How & why the RCUK Open Access Policy needs to be revised | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

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OA advocate Stevan Harnad withdraws support for RCUK policy

OA advocate Stevan Harnad withdraws support for RCUK policy | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"When on July 16th Research Councils UK (RCUK) published its updated Policy on Access to Research Outputs the Open Access (OA) movement greeted the news with enthusiasm. This was hardly surprising: unlike the recommendations in the controversial Finch Report (published a month earlier), RCUK stressed that it continues to view both gold OA publishing and green OA self-archiving as equal partners in any OA policy."

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