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
"Earlier this week, there was a mini-workshop in Paris called Couperin’s open science days 2018. (Original title in French: Journées sciences ouverte 2018.) I followed most of it via webcast, and I will now summarize some of the salient points. The videos are available online, but most of them are in French. The German way: […]
"This brief provides an overview for Canadian university administrators of the current problematic state of scholarly journal costs, and proposes some recommendations to address the situation. Current Situation. Over the past several years, a convergence of escalating subscription costs, unfavourable exchange rates, and tightening budgets at Canadian universities has put a spotlight on the unsustainable […]
"Elsevier has extended Big Deals at German institutions that would otherwise have expired due to contracts ending. This is a not-uncommon courtesy in cases of tardy or mildly-delayed (but otherwise normal, that is, big-pig–advantageous) contract negotiations, but the Loon does not think the Germany situation falls into either of those categories."
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