"The African Journal Archive (AJA) is a Sabinet Gateway project in conjunction with the Carnegie Corporation that is making African research accessible to the whole world. The archive preserves journal literature emanating from publishers and societies in Africa and includes searchable collections of journal articles that have been digitised back to the earliest possible issues. This archive is indeed a valuable resource for local and international libraries.
The archive is now available on an easy-to-use website which enables easy discoverability of articles and also enhances the research experience of end users."
Green Open Access (self-archiving) is a growing trend in publishing and disseminating research results. Almost every university and research institution now has its own repository for scientific articles.
The IFLA Library pulls together IFLA's digital resources in a convenient single online location for ease of accessibility, search and browsing. It has been launched in summer 2013 with the IFLA World Library and Information Congress papers, and will continue to grow with the addition of existing and new resources.
The Guardian Why open access makes no sense The Guardian Proponents of what has come to be called 'open access' claim that this is simply obvious, but in fact this argument mistakes the fundamental nature of academic research, it mistakes nature...
World's research funders launch open-access action plan Nature.com (blog) The structure of academia and the research communities, the landscape of publishers, and the funding of research and publications vary from country to country … specific...
Data, computer code and manuscripts are the produce of scientific work. It is what we make. Nowadays, people claim that all of it has to be open access or open source. But what is that all about? (...) - by Florian D. Schneider, 01 March 2015
The Guardian Beyond Open Access: understanding science's closures The Guardian If the late 1990s versions of open science were about opening up the processes of how we do and apply science for public scrutiny and discussion, then the more recent...
The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
The Guardian Making the case for open access books The Guardian After all, it was only a few months ago that many humanities researchers were up in arms when Research Councils UK (RCUK) implemented its new policy on open access to journal articles.
Harold Varmus is still waiting for the revolution. In a 1999 proposal he later described as a “manifesto,” the then director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggested creating an electronic repository to host freely accessible research papers, including manuscripts prior to their formal publication. The next year, a version of Varmus's proposal spawned PubMed Central, a digital archive where all papers stemming from NIH-funded research must be submitted within 12 months of publication. However, the agency never created one key aspect of Varmus' ultimate vision: a preprint portal. (...) - by Ewen Callaway, Nature Medicine 19, 512 (2013)
Engagement is a critical element of learning. If we can get people to pay attention to what we’ve developed or what we’re saying and engage with us, the content, and each other, learning follows. Gaining and maintaining engagement in the...
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