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Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access

Price doesn't always buy prestige in open access | My Open Access links | Scoop.it
Online comparison tool reveals which journals provide the biggest bang for the buck.

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The Elsevier boycott one year on

"A few days ago was the anniversary of the beginning of the Cost of Knowledfe boycott of Elsevier. It seems a good moment to take stock of what the boycott has achieved and to think about what progress has or hasn’t been made since it started."


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High price of gold: How early career researchers will suffer


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RepoSupportProject's curator insight, February 8, 2013 5:31 AM

"Early career researchers and other "poor" academics may be disadvantaged under the gold model of open access, evidence submitted to the Lords Science and Technology Committee has suggested."

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Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe

Analysis of funder Open Access policies around the world « SPARC Europe | My Open Access links | Scoop.it

"We have analysed 51 mandatory funder polices listed in the ROARMAP registry (http://roarmap.eprints.org) according to which routes to OA the policy specifies. The results at 10 February 2013 are shown below."


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Can repositories solve the access problem?

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"The progressive RCUK policy on open access has recently come under fire, particularly from humanities scholars, for favouring Gold OA over Green."


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"Staffing and Workflow of a Maturing Institutional Repository" by Debora L. Madsen and Jenny K. Oleen

Institutional repositories (IRs) have become established components of many academic libraries. As an IR matures it will face the challenge of how to scale up its operations to increase the amount and types of content archived.

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Worldwide open access: UK leadership? - Stevan Harnad


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Commentary: “Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars” | LJ INFOdocket

Commentary: “Open Access and the Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers and Authors in a Global Community of Scholars” | LJ INFOdocket | My Open Access links | Scoop.it
Open Access & Author-Pays Problem: Assuring Access for Readers & Authors in a Global Community of Scholars http://t.co/ekw7Ybgf0c
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Times Higher Education - Research councils' 'green' open-access policy 'will not be enforced'

"Research Councils UK has announced it will not enforce its stated embargo periods for green open access during the first five years of its new open-access policy."


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Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science?

Is Open Access Really So Bad for British Science? | My Open Access links | Scoop.it

"...[T]he government, or to be more specific, the universities minister, David Willetts, is planning to promote and push Open Access even further."


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Rachel H's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:01 AM

Thoughtful post on some of the opposing arguments to the OA policy

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Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons

Clarifications about CC BY in the UK Open Access Policy - Creative Commons | My Open Access links | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. In the UK, the House of Commons has asked for feedback on their Open Access Policy.

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Times Higher Education - Funding councils publish REF open-access proposals

"The UK's higher education funding councils will not express a preference for either green or gold open access in their submission rules for future research excellence frameworks"


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Research council failed to clearly communicate its open access policy, say peers | BMJ

Research council failed to clearly communicate its open access policy, say peers | BMJ | My Open Access links | Scoop.it

"The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has criticised Research Councils UK (RCUK) for failures in communicating its policy on open access. In a report published on 22 February the peers recommended that RCUK clarify its guidance, communicate it more clearly, and monitor implementation"

 


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Open Access: Making Use of the Creative Commons License

Open Access: Making Use of the Creative Commons License | My Open Access links | Scoop.it

Last week my colleague Emily Gover co-hosted a webinar with Creative Commons’ Director of Global Learning, Dr. Cable Green. I had the privilege of listening to Cable make his case for Open Educational Resources (OER) as a business model and, of course, for the benefit of education.

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White House pushes open access to taxpayer-funded research | Inside Higher Ed

White House pushes open access to taxpayer-funded research | Inside Higher Ed | My Open Access links | Scoop.it
#USA: Big Push for #OpenAccess http://t.co/svM2bYlXZt #openscience #science
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The Transition to Finch - the implications for individual researchers within and outside of HE http://t.co/t15uIMs3rK #OpenAccess
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