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ALA creates institutional repository | News & Press Center

The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository (ALAIR).
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MSF pioneers opening up access to humanitarian data - SciDev.Net

MSF pioneers opening up access to humanitarian data - SciDev.Net | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
International IP and the Public Interest MSF pioneers opening up access to humanitarian data SciDev.Net By making its medical data open access, MSF will enable other scientists to conduct further research on them, potentially leading to health...
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Anita Jain: Predatory publishing and open access fees

Anita Jain: Predatory publishing and open access fees | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
At the meeting of the Indian Association of Medical Journal Editors [IAMJE] in Delhi recently, a session on predatory or non-legitimate jour
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Preprint posting, predatory journals and peer review: our top five posts on Open Access

Preprint posting, predatory journals and peer review: our top five posts on Open Access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The on-going discussion over open access to scholarly research was a regular feature this year on the Impact of Social Sciences blog. The top posts in this category came from a range of voices in h...
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Open Access in Latin America: Embraced as key to visibility of research outputs | SPARC

Open Access in Latin America: Embraced as key to visibility of research outputs | SPARC | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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What the Open Access Button Means for the Future of Research and Publishing

What the Open Access Button Means for the Future of Research and Publishing | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Open Access Button is designed to help researchers easily report when they hit a publisher paywall and are unable to access scholarly publications (because they lack a paid subscription to a particular journal or database or have not otherwise...
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#OpenAccess Is Not Just for Christmas | HASTAC

#OpenAccess Is Not Just for Christmas | HASTAC | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
This morning on Twitter I came across the headline "Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals". The tweet containing the headline and link was tagged with #OpenAccess. Biased as I am, I immediately assumed ...
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UNESCO publications now freely available through a new Open Access Repository | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO publications now freely available through a new Open Access Repository | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals - The Guardian

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals - The Guardian | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The Guardian Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals The Guardian Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a...
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The Academic Publishing Discussion is Getting Circular and I'm ...

The Academic Publishing Discussion is Getting Circular and I'm ... | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
On the other hand, it was sort of inevitable – I've published a good bit, and a lot of my stuff is available in various forms in various locations, so sooner or later one of those repositories was going to receive a takedown notice.
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Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards - ComputerworldUK (blog)

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Open Access: Looking Back, Looking Forwards
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Indeed it could be argued that such high profit levels prove that the academic publishing system is unfair and dysfunctional.
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Understanding your rights: repositories, websites, and “self-archiving” - Scientific American (blog)

Understanding your rights: repositories, websites, and “self-archiving” - Scientific American (blog) | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Understanding your rights: repositories, websites, and “self-archiving”
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A publishing giant goes after the authors of its journals' papers - The Economist

A publishing giant goes after the authors of its journals' papers - The Economist | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
A publishing giant goes after the authors of its journals' papers The Economist The first hornets to come buzzing out were members of a scientific social-networking site called Academia.edu (in which Rupert Pennant-Rea, chairman of The Economist...
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Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing - Campus Technology

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Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing
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With the beginning of the new year, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has implemented a new open-access policy for the scholarly writing done by its faculty.
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The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access: December 31, 2013: first open source edition

The Imaginary Journal of Poetic Economics: Dramatic Growth of Open Access: December 31, 2013: first open source edition | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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UCL presses ahead with open access

UCL presses ahead with open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Publishing arm aims to disseminate research and ease budgetary pressures
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Argentina Launches National Digital Repositories Portal and New Electronic Library Website, Open Access Law Also Approved | LJ INFOdocket

Argentina Launches National Digital Repositories Portal and New Electronic Library Website, Open Access Law Also Approved | LJ INFOdocket | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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With a nod to Lady Gaga, grad students sing praises of open-access publication

With a nod to Lady Gaga, grad students sing praises of open-access publication | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
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Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access

Riled up by Elsevier's take-downs? Time to embrace open access | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The publishing giant Elsevier owns much of the world’s academic knowledge, in the form of article copyright.
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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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Why Elsevier is completely in the right… and totally wrong

Why Elsevier is completely in the right… and totally wrong | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
The internet was all aflutter last week because Elsevier has sent thousands of take-down notices to Academia.edu, a social networking site where many researcher
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Wellcome Library pledges support for Knowledge Unlatched open access project - Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Library pledges support for Knowledge Unlatched open access project - Wellcome Trust | Open is mightier | Scoop.it
Wellcome Library pledges support for Knowledge Unlatched open access project
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Wellcome Library has signed up to a new open access pilot project, Knowledge Unlatched (KU).
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