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Is CC-BY really a problem or are we boxing shadows?

Is CC-BY really a problem or are we boxing shadows? | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it
Comments from researchers and colleagues have indicated some disquiet about the Creative Commons (CC-BY) licence in some areas of the academic community.
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5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies

5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it

"Organizing and writing a bibliography can feel like the most tedious part of writing a research paper. The following five tools can help students organize and create their bibliographies.

One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. The EasyBib Bibliography Creator makes it easy to properly cite resources and format a bibliography in APA, MLA, or Chicago style. Click here for directions for the process of using this add-on..."

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FOSTER – Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research

FOSTER – Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it
FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data.

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4 ways open access enhances academic freedom

4 ways open access enhances academic freedom | Library & Information Science | Scoop.it

Are politicians stealing our academic freedom? Is their fetish with open access publishing leading to a "pay to say" system for the rich?

Will the trendy goal of making publicly financed research freely available skew the world of scholarship even more in the direction of the natural sciences?

I don’t think so. But it took me a while to get there. (...) - by Curt Rice, Blog "Thourghts on university leadership", March 27, 2013


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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:36 AM

Rather relevant thoughts about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement, that is here to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving, please do have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf

Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:40 AM

Rather relevant and concise thoughts/analysis about Open access policies, namely the trending Gold route of Open Access publishing, the related Open Data movement that is to stay, and four examples how open access publishing may enhance academic freedom.

 

For a concise analysis of the different ways of Open Access publishing/archiving have a look at SHERPA’s brief guide: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/sherpaplusdocs/Nottingham-colour-guide.pdf