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Culture clash: Elsevier, academia.edu and copyright

Culture clash: Elsevier, academia.edu and copyright | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last week the academic publisher Elsevier issued several thousand takedown notices to the academia.edu website, requesting that they remove PDFs of academic articles that authors had uploaded to th...
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Data sharing: Make outbreak research open access

Data sharing: Make outbreak research open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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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How Might Scholarly Communication Benefit from Net Neutrality?

How Might Scholarly Communication Benefit from Net Neutrality? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Because so much of scholarly communication takes place via the internet, this week's announcement by Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler in support of Net Neutrality and regulat...
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Open Access publishing in the UK - NZ Commons

Open Access publishing in the UK - NZ Commons | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Dr Rupert Gatti of Open Book Publishers sets out the case for Open Access to Research
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Who Pays for Academic Publishing? Some Data Trails...

Who Pays for Academic Publishing? Some Data Trails... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, I came across a dataset on figshare (a data sharing site) detailing the article processing charges (APCs) paid by the University of Portsmouth to publishers in 2014. After I c...
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Share resources on your terms | tesconnect

Dear TES Resources members Over the last few months, hundreds of teachers have been working with us, giving their guidance and feedback on the new generation of the TES website. We are phenomenally grateful for the time and expertise offered by the education profession and we are now able to share with you the first of several significant changes to the website – designed to make it easier and more efficient to use.
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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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Paying the bills - Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Paying the bills - Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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 …
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Why Big Foundations Ganging up for Open Access is Important - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

Why Big Foundations Ganging up for Open Access is Important - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Ford just became the latest large foundation to announce it will require its grantees to allow ope...
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Open Access: Ford Foundation Will Now Require All Funded Projects to Use Creative Commons (CC-BY) Licensing | LJ INFOdocket

Open Access: Ford Foundation Will Now Require All Funded Projects to Use Creative Commons (CC-BY) Licensing | LJ INFOdocket | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
From the Ford Foundation: The Ford Foundation announced today that it is adopting an open licensing policy for all grant-funded projects and research to promote greater transparency and accessibility of materials.
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Self-archived articles receive higher citation counts than non-OA articles from same political science journals.

Self-archived articles receive higher citation counts than non-OA articles from same political science journals. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The low level of research funding for the social sciences in the US is likely to have a direct and negative effect on researchers' ability to pay the article processing charges associated with the ...
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Who should we trust? - Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Who should we trust? - Scholarly Communications @ Duke | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A recent discussion on an e-mail list, about university open access policies, raised the issue of trust.  The participants correctly noted how important it is that there be some level of trust between faculty, administrators and the library (which is usually charged with managing an open access repository once a policy is in place) in …
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