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Will Aaron Swartz's Suicide Make the Open-Access Movement Mainstream? - Slate Magazine (blog)

Will Aaron Swartz's Suicide Make the Open-Access Movement Mainstream? - Slate Magazine (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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LRCN plans institutional repositories for 100 libraries | NLA ...

The Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) is determined to undertake processes that would lead to the development of institutional repositories in at least 100 libraries in the country before the end of 2013.
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Major research council opts for open access policy - University World News

Major research council opts for open access policy - University World News | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Major research council opts for open access policy University World News Australia's major non-medical research funding organisation has adopted a new open access policy that means the results of all the research it backs must be made freely...
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OA and the UK Humanities & Social Sciences: Wrong risks and missed opportunities

OA and the UK Humanities & Social Sciences: Wrong risks and missed opportunities | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Humanities and Social Sciences are facing oblivion unless researchers take this generational opportunity to reset the thinking and funding mechanisms. Cameron Neylon writes that it is time humaniti...
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Open access publishing way to bridge the knowledge gap in higher education - Business Daily

Open access publishing way to bridge the knowledge gap in higher education - Business Daily | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Graduands during the 33rd Graduation Ceremony of Kenyatta University on December 14 2012.
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Open access revolution not sufficient for scholars in - P2P Foundation

Open access revolution not sufficient for scholars in - P2P Foundation | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Excerpted from a longer article by Jorge Contreras, who argues that both 'green' (self-archiving) and 'gold' (author pays publishing) open access publishing models are not sufficient for southern scholars.
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FreeFullPDF: Status of Open Access Repositories in SAARC Countries: A Picture from OpenDOAR and ROAR

Status of Open Access Repositories in SAARC Countries: A Picture from OpenDOAR and ROAR http://t.co/BHyA22Do
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On /That/ Statement by History Journal Editors

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» On /That/ Statement by History Journal Editors | Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln
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On the money as ever.

 

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Science publishing: Open access must enable open use - Nature.com

Science publishing: Open access must enable open use - Nature.com | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Science publishing: Open access must enable open use
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It is in this light that researchers should view the dramatic advance of open access in 2012.
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OpenAIRE interoperability workshop | EIFL

OpenAIRE interoperability workshop | EIFL | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
OpenAIRE interop wkshp—7 - 8 Feb 2013—interop btw research infrastructures = btw lit & data repositories—Minho Braga http://t.co/nIoi3u3i
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access 2012: early year-end edition

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Facebook advertising Open Access “Are you a researcher?” | Stuart ...

Facebook advertising Open Access “Are you a researcher?” | Stuart ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
2012 has been a busy year in the world of Open Access. From a UK funding point of view, the big news has included the Finch Report and the RCUK's reaction this in its new Policy on Access to Research Outputs.
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Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and ...

Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Reputation, professional copyediting and promotion; academics gain a lot from working with a professional publisher but there's no need to go it alone to go open access. Martin Weller writes that there are lots of ways to go ...
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Peter Suber - Google+ - Off to a bad start The Open Access Journal Publishers…

Peter Suber - Google+ - Off to a bad start The Open Access Journal Publishers… | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Off to a bad start

The Open Access Journal Publishers Association (OAJPA) is a new organization trying to fill the niche already well-served by the Open…
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A simple definition for open access - The Imaginary Journal of Poetic ...

A simple definition for open access - The Imaginary Journal of Poetic ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
In my dissertation, I map and analyze the relationship of open access and various Creative Commons licenses and conclude that OA and CC licenses, despite superficial similarities, simply do not map, and that attempting to ...
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Open Access to Scholarly Literature and How to Achieve It ~ Policy by the Numbers

Open Access to Scholarly Literature and How to Achieve It
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Embedded Metadata in PDFs Hosted in Institutional Repositories ...

Embedded Metadata in PDFs Hosted in Institutional Repositories ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Institutional repository managers, research support staff and librarians could be prompting their institutions to make the most of these externally provided services, to enhance the visibility of their researchers' work in ...
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Graham Parton's curator insight, January 9, 2013 11:44 AM

food for thought.. time to check our own document repository to see what it does... 

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Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals ...

Should Journalists Cite Material from Predatory Journals ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing. Home · About the Author ... After all, even high quality open-access journals like PLos ONE reject about 30% of submissions. For the 70% that make it through it's usually ...
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Leslie Chan on the Impact of Open Access | Open Science

Leslie Chan on the Impact of Open Access | Open Science | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Hindu newspaper recently published a highly revealing interview with Leslie Chan, champion of the Open Access Initiative, about the impact of Open Access on scientific development. A few extracts from the interview in ...
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Who owns academic research? How should business schools

Who owns academic research? How should business schools | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
We've all been there. A business project requires expert research-oriented knowledge or you are researching for your MBA in international business management.
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WHO | Global Health Observatory – the one-stop shop for health data

WHO | Global Health Observatory – the one-stop shop for health data | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A researcher wanting to find out which countries have the highest rates of tuberculosis can find it hard to pin down the latest information or decipher it from hundreds of columns of numbers often presented in a format that can overwhelm even the...
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A Journey to Open Access | Tony Hey on eScience

A Journey to Open Access | Tony Hey on eScience | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Part 1: Green open access for over 20 years My education into open access began over 40 years ago, when I was a practicing theoretical high energy physicist. This was in the 1970's – in the days of typewriters – … Continue ...
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Rethinking higher education: What Open Access can mean for Africa ...

Rethinking higher education: What Open Access can mean for Africa ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Through open access publishing students in developing countries—particularly those in Africa—can gain free unlimited access to research produced locally and internationally; academic publishers can publish articles at a much cheaper cost; ...
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LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data - LERU : League of European Research Universities

LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data - LERU : League of European Research Universities | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data (RT @oatp: LERU launches statements on Open Access and Open data - LERU : League of European Research Universities: "The Le...
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21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information

21 UK history journals make stand against Finch - Research Information | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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