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Access to Scientific Literature: What to Do When Your Goose Stops Laying Golden Eggs

Access to Scientific Literature: What to Do When Your Goose Stops Laying Golden Eggs | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
After years of being held at the mercy of commercial publishing interests, scientists are beginning to wake up and take steps to recoup the rights to their own work.
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NYLA: Repositories and Open Access

NYLA: Repositories and Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last week, I got to go to my first New York Library Association conference, and it was a blast. As I mentioned previously, Amy Buckland and I gave our workshop on digital repository strategies and ...
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Library Intelligencer » Implementing Open Access APCs: the role of academic libraries

This blog is to provide information to University of Melbourne Library staff
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Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) - Mother Jones

Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) - Mother Jones | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.)
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Before Aaron Swartz became the open-access movement's first martyr, Michael Eisen was blowing up the lucrative scientific publishing industry from within.
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Point & Counterpoint: The Purpose of Institutional Repositories: Green OA or beyond?

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6 ways to find Elsevier’s open access content

6 ways to find Elsevier’s open access content | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
At Elsevier, we have been busy scaling our open-access publishing program; we now publish 56 OA journals and host a further 91 on behalf of our society and publishing partners.
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Open Access vs academic power

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Only the Open Access Movement can address the adverse impact of Western domination of the world of knowlege.
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UK's open access policies have global consequences - The Conversation

UK's open access policies have global consequences
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A report released recently has highlighted how out of step the UK has become with the rest of the world on open access policies.
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UK open-access route too costly, report says - Nature.com

UK open-access route too costly, report says - Nature.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Times Higher Education UK open-access route too costly, report says Nature.com The route to open-access publishing endorsed by the British government puts unacceptable strains on research budgets at a time of funding shortages, says a parliamentary...
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From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Should ODI bite the open access bullet for its journals? Response to last week’s rant on the Academic Spring

From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Should ODI bite the open access bullet for its journals? Response to last week’s rant on the Academic Spring | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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How Scholars Hack the World of Academic Publishing Now

How Scholars Hack the World of Academic Publishing Now | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
You can form a cartel. Or you can ignore it all together.
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Open access advocates can do more to help people find, read, understand and critique original research outputs.

Open access advocates can do more to help people find, read, understand and critique original research outputs. | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
As we begin to open up more scientific research to the public it is worth considering the risks involved when complicated, highly technical content is available but misinterpreted. Ellen Collins be...
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Making your publications open access

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Usueful list of resources for researchers and librarians supporting research.

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Open access: an opportunity for scientists around the globe | Euroscientist Webzine

Open access: an opportunity for scientists around the globe | Euroscientist Webzine | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Scientists must share early and share often to boost citations - The Conversation

Scientists must share early and share often to boost citations - The Conversation | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Scientists must share early and share often to boost citations The Conversation What Piwowar and Vision have shown is that papers that reported on research where the underlying data was made available in a public repository received 9% more...
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Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries

Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries (“@figshare: Library publishing services: An investigation into #openaccess publishing in academic libraries:
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The Global Registry of Research Data Repositories / El Repositorio de Repositorios, Re3data

The Global Registry of Research Data Repositories / El Repositorio de Repositorios, Re3data | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Open Access to research data and results as well as to articles and publications is a great achievement that is being attained through several disciplines. But the amount, variety and origin of...
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Quality not quantity: measuring the impact of published research

Few things are changing faster in the research world than publishing. The “open access” movement recognises that publicly-funded research should be freely available to everyone.
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The Conversations We're Not Having -- Overcoming Uncertainty, Chilling Effects, and Open Access Complacency

The Conversations We're Not Having -- Overcoming Uncertainty, Chilling Effects, and Open Access Complacency | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
While open access remains a hot topic in our industry, we may not be discussing the most difficult aspects. Worse, OA proponents themselves may not be answering some of the questions that are now a...
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Figshare to offer institutional data platform | Chemistry World

Figshare to offer institutional data platform | Chemistry World | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Universities can pay for a scientific repository that will hold all their research in one place and control whether it's public or private
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How to start an Open Access journal

How to start an Open Access journal | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
This post is written by Karina Quinn, a scholarly and creative writer working in queer theory, fictocriticism, and post-structuralist and feminist theories of the body, subjectivity, and self. She ...
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A coordinated approach is key for open access

A coordinated approach is key for open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Cooperation and a clear set of aims are essential for Europe to be a front runner in making research freely available, says Christoph Kratky.
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