Times Higher Education, 25th February, by Paul Jump 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. To read the full article, click here: http://www
Dan Hicks and Alice Stevenson (eds) 2013. World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization. Oxford: Archaeopress We are delighted to announce the publication of a new 280,000-word overview of the world archaeological collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of
22nd February 2013: The White House has directed federal agencies to develop open-access policies within the next six months. The directive comes from John Holdren, President Obama’s chief Science Advisor. Nature News Blog post by Richard Van Noorden: available here. White Hous
Lack of clarity over open access is “unacceptable” – RCUK must clarify and monitor its implementation closely Source: Parliament UK, 22nd February 2013 The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today criticised Research Councils UK’s (RCUK) for failures in it
WISER: Open Acces – What’s Happening? A summary presentation introducing some key definitions, the green v gold Open Access routes, RCUK’s policy, and further links to resources and support available to help you determine what you need to do. Presentation given by
The Council held a policy debate on open access to scientific information of public-funded research projects on the basis of the Commission communication “Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research” (12847/12) a
“Fools’ Gold?”, Times Higher Education, 14th February 2013, Paul Jump reports: Open-access publishing, once a niche preoccupation, is now a hot-button issue. But concern is growing that unintended consequences of new publication mandates will cost individual scholar
Abstract: "Digital repository managers rely on usage metrics such as the number of downloads to demonstrate research visibility and impacts of the repositories. Increasingly, they find that current tools such as spreadsheets and charts are ineffective for revealing important elements of usage, including reader locations, and for attracting the targeted audiences. This article describes the […]
"On behalf of the European Research Area Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (ERA SGHRM), the European Commission has launched a survey on rewards, education and skills needed to promote Open Science."
"A few months ago, we noted that the Gates Foundation has emerged as one of the leaders in requiring the research that it funds to be released as open access and open data -- an interesting application of the money that Bill Gates made from closed-source software. Now it seems that his successor as Microsoft […]
Abstract: Providing local access to locally produced content is a primary goal of the Institutional Repository (IR). Guidelines, requirements, and workflows are among the ways in which institutions attempt to ensure this content is deposited and preserved, but some content is always missed. At Los Alamos National Laboratory, the library implemented a service called LANL […]
"A free new Chrome and Firefox extension called Unpaywall seeks to get you past that paywall and show you the data you want whenever it’s available someplace else. It is far from comprehensive, but on top of OpenAccess, preprints and a few other options, science is beginning to become something that doesn’t require a subscription. The extension […]
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