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Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Bought the Rebel Start-Up

Elsevier and Mendeley: Why the Science-Journal Giant Bought the Rebel Start-Up | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Elsevier has two reasons to buy Mendeley. One is to squash it: to destroy or coöpt an open-science icon that threatens its business model.
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Will open access to research achieve transparency? Your responses, please - The Guardian

Will open access to research achieve transparency? Your responses, please - The Guardian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Will open access to research achieve transparency? Your responses, please
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The UK's minister for universities and science has taken a special interest in open access to journal articles.
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French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access

French scholars say ‘oui’ to open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Senior humanities and social science academics come out in support of move to ‘take knowledge out of silos’
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The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Real Digital Change Agent - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
MOOCs get the marquee billing. But open access has far greater potential to transform society, and to save colleges money in the process.
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Universities pay thrice for open access: Durham v-c

Universities pay thrice for open access: Durham v-c | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Christopher Higgins details academy’s cost burden to Booksellers Association conference
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Teaching about Open Access Without Saying "Open Access"

Teaching about Open Access Without Saying "Open Access" | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Do you know anyone who, full of misconceptions about open access, has a knee-jerk negative reaction to discussions of open access?  I certainly do.  Correcting the misconceptions that float around ...
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Hundreds of Articles Disappear as Publisher Changes Model from Open Access to Toll Access

Hundreds of Articles Disappear as Publisher Changes Model from Open Access to Toll Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The publisher EUROJOURNALS has apparently decided to change its publishing model from open access to toll access. This Seychelles-based publisher -- which is included on my list of predatory publis...
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Developing countries to get access to 12,000 online research books - SciDev.Net

Developing countries to get access to 12,000 online research books - SciDev.Net | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A global academic publishing company is making more than 12,000 research books available free online to low- and middle-income countries.
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Publishers Have A New Strategy For Neutralizing Open Access -- And It's Working | Techdirt

Publishers Have A New Strategy For Neutralizing Open Access -- And It's Working | Techdirt | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, Techdirt has been reporting on a steady stream of victories for open access. Along the way publishers have tried various counter-attacks, which all proved dismal failures. But there are signs that they have changed tack...
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RCUK fails to end ‘green’ embargo confusion

RCUK fails to end ‘green’ embargo confusion | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Revised open-access guidance leaves unanswered questions
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How institutional repositories are already working to solve the Open Access problem

How institutional repositories are already working to solve the Open Access problem | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last week, Mike Taylor discussed his concerns on institutional repositories as an adequate solution to the open access problem and asked Green OA advocates to address these problems. In response, N...
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Can repositories solve the access problem? | Sauropod Vertebra ...

Can repositories solve the access problem? | Sauropod Vertebra ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
For various reasons — and I won't, for now, go into the question of which of these reasons are and aren't sound — they favour an approach to open access where publishers keep final versions of their papers behind paywalls, ...
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Mendeley and ResearchGate: profile sites and repositories used in tandem to raise research profiles., 09/07/12, Library Research Support

A blog to chart issues arising in library research support at the University of Warwick Library
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RCUK changes open-access guidance yet again

RCUK changes open-access guidance yet again | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Research Councils UK has removed from its guidance on its open-access policy an exhortation for institutions and authors to make sure a “proper market in article fees” operates.
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Is open access the way forward for journal editors in the South?

Is open access the way forward for journal editors in the South? | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
So my question, as a journal editor from the south, is what to do. Should we create mega journals? Is open access the way forward? Should we continue to write in Spanish and disconnect ourselves from
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Open access terminology needs to be employed accurately

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Open-access terminology needs to be employed accurately, argues Cameron Neylon
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The Lancet to Launch Open Access Global Health Journal - AllAfrica.com

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The Lancet to Launch Open Access Global Health Journal
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The Lancet, the world's leading independent family of general medical and specialty journals, today announces the forthcoming launch of a new title, The Lancet Global Health.
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7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities - iLibrarian

7 Ways Librarians Can Participate in Open Access/Source/Education Communities - iLibrarian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil

SciELO announces open access eBook collection from Brazil | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Last Fall, I wrote about the SciELO ebook collection  for Open Access Week.  I just received this official press release announcing the collection of 300 open access ebooks from Brazil.  The press ...
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Open-access policy scrapes the barrel

Open-access policy scrapes the barrel | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A disastrous open-access policy lashes the promise of the digital age to an outmoded buggy of a model
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Open Access increases citation? A brief overview of two reports | Open Science

Open Access increases citation? A brief overview of two reports | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Yes to egalitarian 'open access', no to 'pay to publish': a ROAPE position statement on Open Access

Yes to egalitarian 'open access', no to 'pay to publish': a ROAPE position statement on Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it

 

 

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

Open Access, “Neoliberalism”, “Impact” and the Privatisation of Knowledge | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Open Access, “Neoliberalism”, “Impact” and the Privatisation of Knowledge | Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln.
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The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised — Complexity, Confusion and Conflicting Messages Abound

The RCUK Open Access Policy Is Revised — Complexity, Confusion and Conflicting Messages Abound | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
After a great deal of public and political resistance, the RCUK revises its OA policy. Unfortunately, the revisions only highlight the same problems, sow more confusion, and reveal how central the issue of academic freedom is ...
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