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Open Access, “Neoliberalism”, “Impact” and the Privatisation of Knowledge

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Open Access, “Neoliberalism”, “Impact” and the Privatisation of Knowledge | Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln.
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Wikimedia Foundation Announces New Open Access Policy For Research Funded by Organization | LJ INFOdocket

Wikimedia Foundation Announces New Open Access Policy For Research Funded by Organization | LJ INFOdocket | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Wikimedia Foundation is the provider of Wikipedia and a number of other projects. The foundation also funds academic research. From the Wikimedia Foundation Blog: The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to making knowledge of all forms freely available to the world.
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OA 1000+: more than 1,000 digitized publications by WZB researchers to be availabe as Open Access | WZB

OA 1000+: more than 1,000 digitized publications by WZB researchers to be availabe as Open Access | WZB | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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A Librarian’s Defense of Despair – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Flipping, not Flopping: Converting Subscription Journals to Open Access

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In an increasingly open world, should more subscription journals be converted to OA? And if so, why, how, and when?
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Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration”

Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration” | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Op…
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Data sharing: Make outbreak research open access

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Establish principles for rapid and responsible data sharing in epidemics, urge Nathan L. Yozwiak, Stephen F. Schaffner and Pardis C. Sabeti.
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Can Open Access Journals transform Market Research? | Blog - BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions

Can Open Access Journals transform Market Research? | Blog - BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open and Shut?: Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework: Strange bedfellows yoked together by HEFCE

Open and Shut?: Open Access and the Research Excellence Framework: Strange bedfellows yoked together by HEFCE | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Proposal for National Guidelines for Open Access to Scientific Information - Swedish Research Council

Proposal for National Guidelines for Open Access to Scientific Information - Swedish Research Council | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Swedish Research Council has been tasked by the Government to develop national guidelinesfor open access to scientific information and presents in this report its proposal for how theguidelines...
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Open access, open data, open science…what does “openness” mean in the first place? | Somatosphere

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Why journals should not forget their past

Why journals should not forget their past | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Scientific publishing has a noble history of tolerating tiny profits. We need a bit more of that spirit today, suggests Aileen Fyfe
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Beyond Beall’s List: We need a better understanding of predatory publishing without overstating its size and danger.

Beyond Beall’s List: We need a better understanding of predatory publishing without overstating its size and danger. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Although predatory publishers predate open access, their recent explosion was expedited by the emergence of fee-charging OA journals. Monica Berger and Jill Cirasella argue that librarians can play...
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Copyright, Open Access, and Human Rights - Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Copyright, Open Access, and Human Rights - Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The United Nations Human Rights Council is holding its 28th session this month, and one item on the agenda is discussion about a report from Farida Shaheed, who is a “Special Rapporteur” in the area of “cultural rights.”  Ms. Shaheed is a well-known Pakistani sociologist and human rights activist.  Her report is a remarkable document … Continue reading Copyright, Open Access, and Human Rights →
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Getting value from institutional repositories: IRUS UK - Jisc Digital…

Delivered alongside service partner Evidence Base this practical demonstration highlighted how usage statistics from the repositories can be used by institutio…
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HHS Expands Its Approach to Making Research Results Freely Available For the Public - The HHS IDEA Lab

HHS Expands Its Approach to Making Research Results Freely Available For the Public - The HHS IDEA Lab | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took a giant step forward in enabling the public to obtain results of government-funded research.  HHS released a comprehensive set of plans outlining how its agencies will expand access to the results of scientific research for the public.  These plans were developed in response to a White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) memorandum that...
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The Reckoning: An Analysis of Wellcome Trust Open Access Spend 2013-14

The Reckoning: An Analysis of Wellcome Trust Open Access Spend 2013-14 | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
To help make the costs around open access more transparent, the Wellcome Trust has published details on how much it spent on article processing charges in the year 2013-14. The data also shows to w...
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Canadian Funding Agencies Release Open Access Policy - Inside Higher Ed

Canadian Funding Agencies Release Open Access Policy - Inside Higher Ed | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Canadian Funding Agencies Release Open Access Policy Inside Higher Ed Called the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the guidelines will require all peer-reviewed publicly funded research be made available for free online within 12...
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CC-BY: What Open Access Can Learn From Open Source - Technology Blog and Community from IT Experts - ComputerworldUK.com

CC-BY: What Open Access Can Learn From Open Source - Technology Blog and Community from IT Experts - ComputerworldUK.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Here on the Open Enterprise blog I've often written about ways in which the underlying ideas of open source have been applied to other domains. One of the first areas to do so was in what is now called open access - the movement to make academic papers freely available, particularly those that have been funded by the taxpayer through government research grants. Open access is making great strides, but a recent article in the Library Journal suggested that there is discontent festering among certain academics
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"Why I believe in Open Access and what it means to me" David McCune, Director at SAGE Publications

"Why I believe in Open Access and what it means to me" David McCune, Director at SAGE Publications | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
With just over one week passing since our two year anniversary of PeerJ publishing articles and the opening of peer-review submissions to PeerJ Computer Science, we took this opportunity to ask David...
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A new resource for open access | Opensource.com

A new resource for open access | Opensource.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it. Learn more about open access in this new resource from Opensource.com
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The “total cost of publication” in a hybrid open-access environment: Institutional approaches to funding journal article-processing charges in combination with subscriptions - Pinfield - 2015 - Jou...

The “total cost of publication” in a hybrid open-access environment: Institutional approaches to funding journal article-processing charges in combination with subscriptions - Pinfield - 2015 - Jou... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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ADB Adopts Open Access for its Development Research

ADB has made all its economic and development research on Asia and the Pacific available under open access, a principle that promotes unrestricted online access to scholarly research so that it can be more widely distributed and used.
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