Filed under: general, Open_Access, press_release, PUP, scholcomm | Comments Off on Scholarly Publishing Celebrates 8th Annual Open Access Week
Open Access Week is a global celebration to raise awareness of open access in scholarship and research. OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue […]
Filed under: general, Open_Access, press_release, RSRCH, scholcomm | Comments Off on Purdue e-Pubs celebrates 5-millionth download, success of highly utilized collections and their impact on research
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue e-Pubs, one of the three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, has reached another significant milestone, hitting 5 million downloads this past month. A key collection piece downloaded as part of this milestone is the Birck and NCN publication series, one of the most popular and highly utilized […]
Filed under: general, Open_Access, press_release, RSRCH, scholcomm | Comments Off on Purdue University Libraries Launches New, Open Access Resource Website
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access. The website is located at: lib.purdue.edu/openaccess Open Access (OA) describes the online, […]
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on Open Access Now Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
October 5, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of the launching of Open Access Now. Open Access Now is a team-managed, one stop source for news, policy and current writing about open access and scholarly communication. The purpose of this publication is to centralize and aggregate the variety of information that is published, online or […]
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on DOAJ and OASPA Respond to Science Article
Read the recent responses from the Directory of Open Access Journals and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review.”
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on Digital Commons Community Well-Positioned to Participate in SHARE
In the recent edition of the Digital Commons DC Telegraph, Bepress discusses how well the Digital Commons community is positioned to participate in the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Proposed by the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the SHARE model puts institutional […]
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on University Provosts and Presidents Show Support of Proposed Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill
Announced on September 16, 2013 the “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community” in support of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill. This important bipartisan bill introduced into both the House and the Senate in February, now has a growing list of higher education leaders who have signed an open letter underscoring […]
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on Changes to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has recently released a summary of the feedback it has received on the revised DOAJ selection criteria.
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on Recent American Libraries Magazine Article of Interest on Libraries as Publishers
In a recent American Libraries magazine article, Meredith Farkas, head of instructional services at Portland (Oreg.) State University, discusses the changing publishing landscape and libraries as publishers.
Filed under: Open_Access | Comments Off on 6 Things You May Not Know About Open Data
In a recent article Palo Alto, California CIO Jonathan Reichental addresses six things you may not know about Open Data.