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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 is mightier | 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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Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing

Open access and the direction of travel in scholarly publishing | Open is mightier | 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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COAR » Major international associations reaffirm their support for immediate open access to research articles

COAR » Major international associations reaffirm their support for immediate open access to research articles | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Has open access failed? - OUPblog (blog)

Has open access failed? - OUPblog (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
At the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing in Paris last month, Claudio Aspesi, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, raised an uncomfortable question.
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6 inspiring Open Access / Science events for your researchers (FOSTER) - Proud2Know

6 inspiring Open Access / Science events for your researchers (FOSTER) - Proud2Know | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do.

The Library of the 21st century, through its online repository, is transforming the role of academic publishing. Enabling access is what librarians do. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
    This is a weekly series highlighting Open Access Button users from around the world, discussing their work, and sharing their stories. If you would like to participate, please email o...
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Berlin Open Access Week Event for Generation Open

Berlin Open Access Week Event for Generation Open | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
In keeping with the theme of this year's Open Access Week of "Generation Open", this Berlin event is for Earlier Career Researchers and anyone else who is young at heart! 
It has a participative format that comprises:

Moderated un-conference where the audience talks and asks questions
Simple event theme, we picked “#OpenAccess – it’s up to all of us”
“Lightning talks” that anyone can give, 5 image slides in 5 minutes
Time to chat and mingle over a drink and something to eat
A cool venue 

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BioMed Central Launch Contest - "I Open Access"

BioMed Central Launch Contest - "I Open Access" | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Access launch contest BioMed Central Springer Open Chemistry Central "Why I open access"
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Launching the new Open Access Button. Push Button. Get Research. Make Progress.

Launching the new Open Access Button. Push Button. Get Research. Make Progress. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The past 18 months has been incredible. We have gone from an idea to a really useful, workable bookmarklet which has helped track thousands of people running into paywalls. Our bookmarklet was grea...
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Pondering a solution to the problem of Learned Societies and the transition to open access

Pondering a solution to the problem of Learned Societies and the transition to open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems faced in the transition to a pure open access environment for journals is that learned societies have become dependent upon subscription revenue to subsidise their activ...
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The cost of subscription publishing

The cost of subscription publishing | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The following article was submitted by Stuart Lawson. The high cost of subscription journals has been discussed endlessly among librarians and those advocating for open access. While it is common k...
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Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide.

Let’s Stand Together to Promote Open Access Worldwide. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Diego Gomez, a Colombian graduate student, currently faces up to eight years in prison for doing something thousands of researchers do every day: posting research results online for those who would not otherwise have a way to access them.
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Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps

Essential Guide: How to start an Open Access journal in five steps | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
As Open Access publishing continues its momentum, opportunities are growing for researchers to shift their disciplinary and institution platforms to affordable open access models. Suzanne Pilaar Bi...
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Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community

Open access repositories: Sharing research to the global community | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Presented by Peter Ballantyne at the ICRISAT Capac Science presentation.
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Open Access FAQ | Authors Alliance

Open Access FAQ | Authors Alliance | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
by Pamela Samuelson and Molly Van Houweling, Authors Alliance Co-Founders. Last updated Oct. 20, 2014. What is “open access”? Who is adopting open
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Open Minds, Open Access - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Open Minds, Open Access - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Minds, Open Access
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
If you're not quite sure what open access means, the best two-minute explanation was written by Peter Suber and he explains it well, if not in as much depth as in his book about it.
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Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information

Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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A Pay-it-Forward Approach to Open Access Publishing: Interview with Neil Christensen of UC Press

A Pay-it-Forward Approach to Open Access Publishing: Interview with Neil Christensen of UC Press | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Neil Christensen is the director of digital development at the University of California Press (UCP). Prior to working at UCP, Christensen worked in business development and as...
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What is a publisher now? Opportunities for the post-Open Access era… | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

What is a publisher now? Opportunities for the post-Open Access era… | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Debunking six myths about open access scientific publishing | P2P Foundation

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California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch - Los Angeles Times

California strikes a blow for research open access -- but pulls its punch - Los Angeles Times | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The idea underlying the open access movement in academia is a simple one: most scientific research is funded by the public through federal or state grants.
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access September 30, 2014: some useful numbers for open access week

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IR You Open? How Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing Benefit Universities | Brain-Work

IR You Open? How Institutional Repositories and Open Access Publishing Benefit Universities | Brain-Work | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research

Deciding who should pay to publish peer-reviewed scientific research | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
John Abraham: How open-access journals are changing the field of peer-reviewed science
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[Open Access Interview] Elisabeth de Turkheim: Open access calls for even more rigorous peer review

[Open Access Interview] Elisabeth de Turkheim: Open access calls for even more rigorous peer review | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The quality of peer review in open access publishing is the subject of some worry in the scientific community. Is the evaluation of publications as rigorous as in traditional publishing?
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