Within the overall framework of the organization’s strategy on OA, the recent launch of OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools by UNESCO highlights its efforts for enhancing capacities to deal with Open Access issues. The carefully designed and developed sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals are based on two needs assessment surveys, and several rounds of face-to-face and online consultations with relevant stakeholders.
This post was originally published on the Creative Commons blog under CC BY 4.0. This week is Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy.
Open access is not free. By saying that up front, I hope to confound some of the more extreme critics of the open access movement, who sometimes pretend that all OA supporters are dreamy-eyed and woolly-headed librarians who imagine that all...
As of May 2014, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) listed close to ten thousand fully open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journals. Most of these journals do not charge article processing charges (APCs).
Copyright and the Value of the Public Domain: An Empirical Assessment International IP and the Public Interest Abstract: The purpose of this research study is 1) to map the size of the public domain and frequency of its use; 2) analyse the role of...
Matteo Uggeri (Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Digital Learning and Collaboration Area – on Facebook) has written a post for us looking at open education in Italy and focusing on policies in schools.
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