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 →
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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.
Open access is not free. By saying that up front, I hope to confound some of the more extreme critics of the open access movement, who sometimes pretend that all OA supporters are dreamy-eyed and woolly-headed librarians who imagine that all information “wants” to be free. So I start from the premise that open access …
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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