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No celebrations here: why the White House public access policy sucks

No celebrations here: why the White House public access policy sucks | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
a blog about genomes, DNA, evolution, open science, baseball and other important things
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The White House Directive on #OpenAccess is not as nice as it may seem. Indeed it concedes a good chunk of rights to the Publishers' lobby with a 12 months embargo.

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Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access | Jisc

Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access | Jisc | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Journal publishing models are changing rapidly, especially here in the UK.
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Exactly as prophetized by many of us. Before or after OA times, the profit has to be the same...A clear demonstration that only "fair gold" OA is acceptable and that "green" OA is optimal, at least for now, if we don't want to spend a huge part of research funds just for publication in the digital age.
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Plus de 500 publications de l’Académie Royale accessibles gratuitement dans les collections numérisées de l'ULg

Plus de 500 publications de l’Académie Royale accessibles gratuitement dans les collections numérisées de l'ULg | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access

Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Institutions ‘unbending’ on fee-free demand as talks with Elsevier resume
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Canal C2 video: Bernard Rentier & Paul Thirion (ULg) à Strasbourg "Un savoir enfermé est un savoir stérile"

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Les diapos de présentation : http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/173665

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Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing

Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Recent moves by established journals to make research papers freely available signpost the direction of travel in academic publishing
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Nice update on the State of the Art about OA
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PASTEUR4OA et l'Accès Libre en Europe

PASTEUR4OA et l'Accès Libre en Europe | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Le contexte : En juillet 2012, la Commission Européenne (C.E.) a publié la recommandation aux États Membres de développer et mettre en œuvre une politique et des stratégies qui garantissent l'accès...
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This is real life: Erin McKiernan "My experiences with open access publishing as an early-career researcher"

My experiences with open access publishing as an early-career researcher
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Yes, real life of a researcher facing real problems of access. Improving science level worldwide is possible: it takes universal Open Access. Now!
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Let Elsevier Go: The potential savings from cancelling journal subscriptions would cover the Open Access transition.

Let Elsevier Go: The potential savings from cancelling journal subscriptions would cover the Open Access transition. | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Dutch universities recently took a stand against publisher Elsevier following failed negotiations over subscription costs. As universities and library budgets worldwide look to transition to open a...
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation adopts a strong Open Access Policy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation adopts a strong Open Access Policy | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
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"This is big, and not only because the the Gates Foundation is big. The policy applies to both texts and data, requires CC-BY licenses, and is the first OA policy anywhere to give publishers fair warning and cut the permissible embargo from 12 months to zero over the next two years." (Peter Suber on Google+)

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Open access in South Africa: A case study and reflections | South African Journal of Science

Open access in South Africa: A case study and reflections | South African Journal of Science | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
In this paper, we locate open access in the South African higher education research context where it is, distinctively, not shaped by the policy frameworks that are profoundly changing research dissemination behaviour in other parts of the world. We define open access and account for its rise by two quite different routes. We then present a case study of journal publishing at one South African university to identify existing journal publishing practices in terms of open access.
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How much does the documentation cost for universities ? - FOIs to UK universities

Journal subscription costs - FOIs to UK universities
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Why it has become unsustainable.
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Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper

Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing hoax exposes 'wild west' world of open access journals and raises concerns about poor quality control
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Interesting. Two remarks:1. I agree with Paul Peters that "a more valuable study would have included some sense of whether traditional journals have a similar quality control issue" [and] "that the scam reflects a weakness in peer review, [and not only] a flaw in the gold open access model".Finally, I would add that the PLoS model of Gold OA is the good one, that I hope it will remain the good one and resist all temptations by Big Money, and that a lot of Gold OA formulas have been designed that are blurring the picture. So far, GO FOR GREEN !
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Why Experts Reject Creativity

People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking.

Knowledge doesn’t just turn us into critical thinkers. It maybe turns us into over-critical thinkers.

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, November 1, 2014 12:07 PM
and even more dangerous, professional evaluators, particularly in a harsh financial environment reject anything that is not in their own field....
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Beyond the Buck: An Expanded Vision for Open Access (Text Version)

Beyond the Buck: An Expanded Vision for Open Access (Text Version) | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Many of us who teach at universities now– especially at public universities– are aware of an insidiously corporate rhetoric that infuses a lot of the initiatives to which we are committing. I am hopeful that if we– faculty, provosts, librarians, students–work together, we can offer a pedagogical model to help guide our decision-making as we navigate the financial challenges that we currently face. I think we find ways to respond to economic realities while resisting the idea that we are just another business striving to keep ourselves solvent/profitable.
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2014 Dramatic Growth of Open Access: 30 indicators of growth beyond the ordinary

"The major advance is inclusion of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment instructing evaluators not to consider impact factor or other metrics in assessing the work of researchers, but rather focus on the quality of the work per se. This is an absolutely critical step in addressing the systemic dysfunction in the scholarly communication system, facilitating a shift to 'rational rationality', a system that is free to prioritize the advancement of scholarly knowledge, the knowledge commons, rather than the imperfect measures people have devised as heuristic devices."
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"La communication scientifique à la croisée des chemins : Enjeux et stratégies institutionnels".

Bernard Rentier & Paul Thirion - Canal C2 Strasbourg - video

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Les diapos de présentation : http://hdl.handle.net/2268/173664

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BULAC 's curator insight, December 15, 2014 10:17 AM

Une présentation des enjeux de la communication scientifique et du rôle des revues aujourd'hui par les deux artisans de la célèbre archive institutionnelle de l'université de Liège.

Fesquet didier's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:57 AM

les abonnements coutent l'equivalent d'une porche chaque 10jours!

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[GOAL] Re: What would be the implications of a 'gold' Open Access REF policy?

An overview by Stevan Harnad
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The Impact of Open Textbooks on Secondary Science Learning Outcomes

Given the increasing costs associated with commercial textbooks and decreasing financial support of public schools, it is important to better understand the impacts of open educational resources on student outcomes. The purpose of this quantitative study is to analyze whether the adoption of open science textbooks significantly affects science learning outcomes for secondary students in earth systems, chemistry, and physics.This study uses a quantitative quasi-experimental design with propensity score matched groups and multiple regression to examine whether student learning was influenced by the adoption of open textbooks instead of traditional publisher-produced textbooks. Students who used open textbooks scored .65 points higher on end-of-year state standardized science tests than students using traditional textbooks when controlling for the effects of 10 student and teacher covariates. Further analysis revealed statistically significant positive gains for students using the open chemistry textbooks, with no significant difference in student scores for earth systems of physics courses. Although the effect size of the gains were relatively small, and not consistent across all textbooks, the finding that open textbooks can be as effective or even slightly more effective than their traditional counterparts has important considerations in terms of school district policy in a climate of finite educational funding.
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UK government embraces new open data standard

UK government embraces new open data standard | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
The Open Contracting Data Standard aims to cut corruption in UK government contracts
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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone? | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.
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L'incroyable bourde des universités françaises : elles paieront 2 fois leurs publications chez Elsevier

Rue89 explique le "deal"
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Une maladresse qui coûte cher: 172 millions d'€... Il ne faut pas négocier.Les universités des Pays-Bas ont rejeté le deal. Il faut les suivre. Aujourd'hui la France a les menottes aux poings pour 5 ans.Seul un boycott nous protégera de cette exploitation éhontée.
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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, November 11, 2014 2:22 AM
Ce n'est pas nouveau! mais les multiples instances françaises imaginaient être les seules à faire de la recherche et restaient dans leur splendide isolement... Universités, CHU, CNRS, Inserm...Bravo au journaliste d'enfin afficher cette incohérence!
Fesquet didier's comment, November 11, 2014 6:40 AM
Oui, il faut suivre l'exemple des pays bas...nous produisons le contenu..et ils font des marges outrancières sur notre dos
Fesquet didier's curator insight, November 11, 2014 6:42 AM

Une somme colossale si on compare aux 300m d'euros qui arrivent à la paillasse dans les labos...

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The Dutch Universities held firm in their negotiations with Elsevier. We should all support them.

"In line with the policy pursued by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the universities want academic publications to be freely accessible."
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Great move! It is ironic that the Dutch are leading the resistance! Too bad the French missed the opportunity altogether and are satisfied with a price reduction...: http://scoms.hypotheses.org/293
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L’Open Access a 10 anni dalla Dichiarazione di Messina 2004-2014, Messina, 3 e 4 novembre 2014

L’Open Access a 10 anni dalla Dichiarazione di Messina 2004-2014, Messina, 3 e 4 novembre 2014 | Open Access to Scholarly Publishing | Scoop.it

10th anniversary of the Messina Declaration on Open Access

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I shall participate and I'll present the ULg-ORBi model of Green Open Access

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