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Dramatic Growth of Open Access in 2012

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2012 has been a fast growing year for Open Access

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Network to boost visibility of Latin America's science - SciDev.Net

Network to boost visibility of Latin America's science - SciDev.Net | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
An open-access science network plans to catalyse the foundation of research repositories and boost transnational science collaborations.

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An opportunity for Latin America: jump directly into science as it will be performed and disseminated in the 21st century. Free, fast and fluid communication of scientific results will be more and more at the core of scientific research itself in the near future. Persisting in the old fashion will keep scientists between walls and make them miss the next generation step.

Florence Piron's curator insight, December 29, 2012 10:45 AM

The project, entitled LA Referencia, is designed as an online federated network of institutional repositories of scientific publications. Its goal is to offer open access to scientific papers and doctoral and master's theses in partner countries — Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, México, Perú and Venezuela.

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ULg's institutional repository ORBi is ranked 18th of European Union (47th worldwide) at Ranking Web, 2nd in size (1st of universities, 7th WW)

ULg's institutional repository ORBi is ranked 18th of European Union (47th worldwide) at Ranking Web, 2nd in size (1st of universities, 7th WW) | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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Scholarly Open Access: Jeffrey Beall's blog. Support J. Beall, a predator publishers hunter, victim of e-mail spoofing

Scholarly Open Access: Jeffrey Beall's blog. Support J. Beall, a predator publishers hunter, victim of e-mail spoofing | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing
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Stanford scientist sets sail on new publishing model with launch of open-access, embargo-free journal

Stanford scientist sets sail on new publishing model with launch of open-access, embargo-free journal | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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A new study from Stanford molecular and cellular physiologist Axel Brunger and colleagues clears up a controversy in the neuroscience community by pinpointing a critical feature of the mechanism by which our nerve cells manage to talk to one another in something approaching real time. While the study is noteworthy in itself, the fact that its findings appear in the first issue of eLife, a newly launched open-access journal, rather than Science or Nature is also significant.

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eLife, good title and nice concept
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CIHR Open Access Policy un Canada

CIHR policy on access to research outputs: summary, context of its development and adherence to the policy on open access publications. Provides links to additional information and resources.
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Crowdsourcing a database of “predatory OA journals”

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The problem Its often been noted that under the author-pays model of publication (Gold open access), journals have a financial incentive to publish as many articles as possible so as to collect as ...
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Beall’s List of Predatory Open Access Publishers 2013

Beall’s List of Predatory Open Access Publishers 2013 | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
The gold open-access model has given rise to a great many new online publishers. Many of these publishers are corrupt and exist only to make money
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ORBi: What should be done on policy level to give Open Access in Belgium a boost? The CRef answer

ORBi: What should be done on policy level to give Open Access in Belgium a boost? The CRef answer | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Towards a Belgian-wide open access mandate. Waiting for a European one...
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A 1945 Essay On Information Overload, Curation, And Open-Access Science | Maria Popova

A 1945 Essay On Information Overload, Curation, And Open-Access Science | Maria Popova | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Excerpted from article by great curator Maria Popova:

"Tim O'Reilly recently admonished that unless we embrace open access over copyright, we'll never get science policy right. The sentiment, which I believe applies to more than science, reminded me of an eloquent 1945 essay by Vannevar Bush, titled "As We May Think".
Much of what Bush discusses presages present conversations about information overload, filtering, and our restless fear of missing out. Bush worries about the impossibility of ever completely catching up and the unfavorable signal-to-noise ratio, makes an enormously important and timely point about the difference between merely compressing information to store it efficiently and actually making use of it in the way of gleaning knowledge. To that end, I often think about the architecture of knowledge as a pyramid of sorts; at the base of it, there is all the information available to us; from it, we can generate some form of insight, which we then consolidate into knowledge; at our most optimal, at the top of the pyramid, we are then able to glean from that knowledge some sort of wisdom about the world. He stresses, as many of us believe today, that mechanization or algorithms in the contemporary equivalent will never be a proper substitute for human judgment and creative thought in the filtration process. He presages hypertext, the internet, and even Wikipedia and, perhaps more importantly, laying out a model for what excellence at the intersection of the editorial and curatorial looks."
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teoportal's curator insight, December 19, 2012 11:49 AM

Tu vivienda esta aquí (pisos, apartamentos, chalets, villas, casas, adosados, locales, estudios, etc .....o promoción de obra nueva) nunca fue tan fácil en comprar tu vivienda, nosotros les ofrecemos una gestión personalizada en compra de tu vivienda, pide mas información sin compromiso.

Lisa Labon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:52 AM

Mind boggling to think what that the overload of content he speaks of is now created in a single day, every day.

garassini's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:51 AM

Applicare il metodo delle associazioni mentali all'archiviazione e alla ricerca delle informazioni. La visione profetica di Vannevar Bush.

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The combination of Open Access and Open Source accelerates scientific research

The combination of Open Access and Open Source accelerates scientific research | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
PLoS Blogs - PLOS Computational Biology launched a collection of seven existing software articles which present novel biological insights
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Open access et système auteur-payeur | Société Mathématique de France

Open access et système auteur-payeur | Société Mathématique de France | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
La SMF crée cette page pour indiquer quelques documents en rapport ainsi que pour accueillir des contributions spontanées au débat sur les modes d'accès aux publications scientifiques. Nous souhaitons afficher des textes argumentés, qui permettent à chacun de se forger une opinion et à la communauté mathématique de faire entendre ses choix par l'intermédiaire des sociétés savantes.
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"Open access: why academic publishers still add value". An amazing and outrageous collection of false concepts

"Open access: why academic publishers still add value". An amazing and outrageous collection of false concepts | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Alexander Brown stands up for publishers, justifying their costs and explaining how they help move science forward. If we were to listen to this propaganda, we would have to believe that publishers are the one who are responsible for the quality of scholarly literature and for integrity of the research process. Every scholar should feel deeply offended by these statements. If we can agree on some added value, what is at stake is not quality (only scholars can judge that, it is why publishers subcontract reviewing to scholars, for free!) or integrity (idem), it is just some comfort.
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Would crowdsourcing-based peer review become a reasonable option ?

Would crowdsourcing-based peer review become a reasonable option ? | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Josie McLellan writes on Open Access, and the potentially dramatic consequences, not only for the dissemination of research results, but for how they are produced and published
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Nowadays, the reviewing load has become so huge that the process itself is no longer trustable in many cases. And clearly, in a near future, it will become unmanageable. Everybody can foresee the dangers of crowdsourcing. As an alternative, is there an educated-crowdsourcing perpective...? However, Open Access is not the culprit, but rather the current assessment philosophy and the "publish or perish" rule. 

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DT > Digital Textbooks: Open Access Directory > OA Book Business ...

DT > Digital Textbooks: Open Access Directory > OA Book Business ... | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Advertising; Collaborative underwriting; Commissioning; Cross subsidies; Crowdfunding; Dual-edition publishing; Endowments; Institutional subsidies; Liberation; Street performer protocol; Temporary OA; Tiered quality ...
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OA Advantage. One more example

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Open Access readership advantage.

After all, this is what we hope for our papers...

 

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[Open Access Interviews] Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results

[Open Access Interviews] Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
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Reconciling Law and Ethics with Open Science in Biotechnology Research

Do the current ethical and legal policies applicable to research with genomic databases sufficiently account for the new reality of open biotechnology? How could the current policy framework be improved to facilitate the transition to a more transparent, collaborative research context? Our research will investigate the impact of open biotechnology on research ethics and legal policies with a particular focus placed on informed consent (scope of consent, privacy, data ownership) to large open database projects. We will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative research strategies that will offer complementary applied legal and ethical data on the impact of open biotechnology on the governance of genomic research. The use of a common research methodology in all streams of the project will facilitate comparisons and integration of our results. Our methods will include comparative legal and ethical research (policy review, legal research), questionnaire analysis and focus group interviews. To validate our findings, we will engage stakeholders at the annual meetings of two major organizations involved in research with open databases: The Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) and the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).


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Adoption of open access in Theological Studies will accelerate with a new generation of scholars—like Jack

Adoption of open access in Theological Studies will accelerate with a new generation of scholars—like Jack | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
Jack Weinbender works half-time in our library as my assistant. He’s a whiz around an Excel spreadsheet, so I regularly put him to work gathering and representing our user and resource statis...
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Warfare: disinformation about Open Access

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Peter Suber: More on how scam journals are giving OA a bad name
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Open and Shut?: The OA Interviews: Harvard’s Stuart Shieber

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Stuart Shieber is the Welch Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Director of Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC), and chief architect of the Harvard Open Access (OA) Policy — a 2008 initiative that has seen Harvard become a major force in the OA movement.
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Opening the access or becoming scholarly poor

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Marcus Hanwell discusses becoming what Peter Murray-Rust termed "scholarly poor," a highly qualified scientist essentially shut out of the scientific process due to the academic paywalls in place.
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Managing the transition to open access: a role for intermediaries? | Wellcome Trust

Managing the transition to open access: a role for intermediaries? | Wellcome Trust | Open-Up Public Science! | Scoop.it
A new report from the UK Open Access Implementation Group examines the potential part that intermediaries could play in helping universities, funders and publishers to manage the impact of increasing volumes of open access article processing charges.
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Planting the green seeds for a golden harvest: Comments and clarifications on “Going for Gold”

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