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Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' - SciDev.Net

Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' - SciDev.Net | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Access to open data 'key to sustainable development' SciDev.Net According to information and communication technology (ICT) experts who attended the International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries in...
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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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Sowing the seed: Incentives and motivations for sharing research data, a researcher’s perspective

Sowing the seed: Incentives and motivations for sharing research data, a researcher’s perspective | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Whilst most researchers appreciate the benefits of sharing research data, on an individual basis they may be reluctant to share their own data. The "Showing the Seed" study, commissioned by Knowledge Exchange, has gathered evidence, examples and opinions on current and future incentives for research data sharing from the researcher’s point of view, in order to provide recommendations for policy and practice development on how best to incentivise data access and reuse.
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Five Academic Publishing Predictions for 2015

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The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.
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The HEFCE report on Open Access Monographs: some reflections

The HEFCE report on Open Access Monographs: some reflections | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The environment surrounding open access to monographs was significantly advanced today by the release of a report commissioned by the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), a qu...
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COAR » COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship

COAR » COAR-SPARC Conference 2015 – Connecting research results, bridging communities, opening scholarship | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Open access needs simple and standard processes, say institutions - Research Information

Open access needs simple and standard processes, say institutions - Research Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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There is always an option. Open access in the time of postdocalypse | Open Science

There is always an option. Open access in the time of postdocalypse | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
There is a growing awareness of the fact that young researchers face difficulties in achieving their first permanent position in academia (if you are not familiar with this problem follow #postdocalypse hashtag on Twitter or read this post by Phil Jones). Usually, we are moving from one temporary project to another, and are always in the process of searching and applying for funding and positions. To have any chance in this pursuit we need publications because the number of published articles, t
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The Year 2014 in Open Access – a subjective review | Open Science

The Year 2014 in Open Access – a subjective review | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open access is still growing; the number of its supporters is growing, along with their influence in many decisive bodies. On the other hand, people still cannot get access to works funded with public money.
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Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access - Times Higher Education

Dutch universities dig in for long fight over open access - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Institutions ‘unbending’ on fee-free demand as talks with Elsevier resume
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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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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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A recap of a successful year in open access, and introducing CC BY as default : Of Schemes and Memes Blog

A recap of a successful year in open access, and introducing CC BY as default : Of Schemes and Memes Blog | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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The Battle for Open: How Openness Won and Why it Doesn't Feel Like Victory ... - Times Higher Education

The Battle for Open: How Openness Won and Why it Doesn't Feel Like Victory ... - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Sandra Leaton Gray on a chilling true story of the monetisation of the contents of academics’ heads
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Monographs have to adapt to keep a place in the future - Times Higher Education

Monographs have to adapt to keep a place in the future - Times Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Geoffrey Crossick, author of the report ‘Monographs and Open Access’, argues that the format is resilient but must embrace open access
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A sneak-preview site for research hits a big milestone - The Boston Globe

A sneak-preview site for research hits a big milestone - The Boston Globe | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The history and future of arXiv.org as it passes 1 million uploads.
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Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access

Unravelling the true cost of publishing in open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Universities must continue to monitor and track the variety of associated spending related to journal publishing and access, argues Lorraine Estelle. Many universities are forecasting that their AP...
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Open Access Movement Broadens, Moves Forward: 2014 in Review - EFF

Open Access Movement Broadens, Moves Forward: 2014 in Review - EFF | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
It's been a mixed year for open access but we've seen some real victories and a steady march toward a comprehensive federal open access policy.
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Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015

Academic publishing and scholarly communication: a status report | Harvard Magazine Jan-Feb 2015 | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The troubled present and promising future of scholarly communication
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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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