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Diversity in the Open Access Movement, Part 1: Differing Definitions - The Scholarly Kitchen

Diversity in the Open Access Movement, Part 1: Differing Definitions - The Scholarly Kitchen | Openness | Scoop.it
How much does it matter that different OA advocates and organizations are working from mutually-incompatible definitions of open access?
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Monographs, Transparency and Open Access

Monographs, Transparency and Open Access | Openness | Scoop.it
How can we better communicate to readers the degree of access being made available in the context of open access monographs?
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OER Festival in Berlin – How An Open Event Inspires Open Educational Activities in Germany | Open Education Working Group

OER Festival in Berlin – How An Open Event Inspires Open Educational Activities in Germany | Open Education Working Group | Openness | Scoop.it
OER festival in Berlin inspires open educational activities in Germany https://t.co/5csX3c5rDO #OER
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Fair use and the importance of flexible copyright exceptions - International Communia Association

Fair use and the importance of flexible copyright exceptions - International Communia Association | Openness | Scoop.it

It’s Fair Use Week, and organizations and individuals are publishing blog posts, hosting workshops, and sharing educational media about the implementation and importance of this essential limitation to the rights endowed by copyright.

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What Should We Make of Secret Open Access Deals?

What Should We Make of Secret Open Access Deals? | Openness | Scoop.it

A spate of open access "big deals" marks a shift from global offsetting to local offsetting. But the secretive nature of these deals makes them difficult to interpret.

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Why Are Universities Fighting Open Education?

Why Are Universities Fighting Open Education? | Openness | Scoop.it

A Tired Argument Over Software Patents Is Holding Up Common-Sense Reforms In December, over 3,000 of you rallied in support in support of a proposed Department of Education (ED) policy that would make ED-funded educational resources a lot more...

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NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What "Public Domain" Means

NYPL Shows Academic Libraries What "Public Domain" Means | Openness | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library has now opened up hundreds of thousands of their digitized public-domain documents to unrestricted access and reuse, encouraging members the general public to exercise all the rights in those documents that the law gives...

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What Price Progress: The Costs of an Effective Data Publishing Policy

What Price Progress: The Costs of an Effective Data Publishing Policy | Openness | Scoop.it

The hidden costs of data availability policies.

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The UK copyright exemption for text and data mining vs. the DMCA and EUCD

The UK copyright exemption for text and data mining vs. the DMCA and EUCD | Openness | Scoop.it

New provisions in UK copyright law look promising for text and data mining. Last year, the government signed into effect an exemption to copyright for the purposes of non-commercial research.

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How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain

How Mickey Mouse Evades the Public Domain | Openness | Scoop.it

Every time Disney’s beloved mouse is about to enter the public domain, U.S. copyright law magically changes. Does he deserve special protection, or should he be relinquished to society?

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Invitation to Public Domain Day celebration in the European Parliament - International Communia Association

Invitation to Public Domain Day celebration in the European Parliament - International Communia Association | Openness | Scoop.it

Join us on January 25th in the European Parliament to celebrate Public Domain Day. This day falls on the first day of the new year and marks the term of copyright protection on creative works.

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Reboot of YouCan.FixCopyright.eu for Commission’s platform consultation - International Communia Association

Reboot of YouCan.FixCopyright.eu for Commission’s platform consultation - International Communia Association | Openness | Scoop.it

Last month we wrote about how the European Commission is running a consultation on the ‘Regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy’.

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Two fundamental challenges for a transition to open-access monographs

Two fundamental challenges for a transition to open-access monographs | Openness | Scoop.it
In my recent book I set out some of the benefits but also the challenges of transitioning to a world of open-access monographs. I’ve also written previously about some of the discourse of double dipping in the monograph space.
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COAR » Results of the COAR survey on research data management

COAR » Results of the COAR survey on research data management | Openness | Scoop.it
Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of … Continue reading »
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Class of 2017

Class of 2017 | Openness | Scoop.it
Our top pick of those whose works will, on 1st January 2017, enter the public domain in many countries around the world, including Gertrude Stein, Buster Keaton, H. G. Wells, and André Breton.
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A Possible Game-Changer for Open Educational Resources?

A Possible Game-Changer for Open Educational Resources? | Openness | Scoop.it
Amazon is reportedly poised to get into the open educational resources game. This could be huge, and not just for the most obvious reasons.
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Mapping OER. Analysis of the current state of open educational resources (OER) in Germany | Open Education Working Group

Mapping OER. Analysis of the current state of open educational resources (OER) in Germany | Open Education Working Group | Openness | Scoop.it

An interesting report about the landscape of open educational resources in Germany has been recently published. It can be translated as “Mapping OER. Analysis of the current state of open educational resources (OER) in Germany.

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Simplify open access by moving towards a unified policy

Simplify open access by moving towards a unified policy | Openness | Scoop.it
Is open access complicated? Compared to many issues faced by academics I would argue it isn’t. 

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Libraries Support Data-Sharing Across the Research Lifecycle

Libraries Support Data-Sharing Across the Research Lifecycle | Openness | Scoop.it

As more and more researchers are committed to sharing their data, libraries are seizing the opportunity to demonstrate their value across the research lifecycle and support open culture.

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COMMUNIA policy paper on leveraging copyright in support of education - International Communia Association

COMMUNIA policy paper on leveraging copyright in support of education - International Communia Association | Openness | Scoop.it

Communia has published a policy paper on the topic of leveraging copyright in support of education.

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Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access

Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access | Openness | Scoop.it

Academic consortia urge faster changes in scholarly publishing.

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What the diary of Anne Frank can tell us about Text and Data mining - International Communia Association

What the diary of Anne Frank can tell us about Text and Data mining - International Communia Association | Openness | Scoop.it

Recently, everybody has been busy discussing the question of whether the Diary of Anne Frank will enter (or by now, has entered) the public domain on January 1st this year (Answer: It’s complicated).

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The New York Public Library just unleashed 180,000 free images. We can't stop looking at them.

The New York Public Library just unleashed 180,000 free images. We can't stop looking at them. | Openness | Scoop.it

Say goodbye to your afternoon.

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‘Free the Law’ will provide open access to all

‘Free the Law’ will provide open access to all | Openness | Scoop.it

A collaboration between Harvard Law School and Ravel Law has created a program called “Free the Law,” which will make American law open and publicly available to anyone with Internet access for the first time in history.

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Class of 2016

Class of 2016 | Openness | Scoop.it

Our top pick of those artists and writers whose works will in 2016 be entering the public domain in many countries around the world.

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