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University of California Press Expands into Open Access with Innovative Journal and Monograph Programs

Press Release | Collabra, Luminos, UC Press | January 20, 2015

UC Press today announces Collabra and Luminos, two new open access programs for journal and monograph publishing.... Instead of retaining all funds generated from author article processing charges (APCs), UC Press directly compensates reviewers and editors for their work on the journal; reviewers and editors can then opt to pass these earnings on to an APC waiver fund that benefits other authors or to their institution’s open access fund.... At launch, Collabra will focus on three broad disciplinary areas: life and biomedical sciences, ecology and environmental science, and social and behavioral sciences.

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University Of California To Open Its Research Vaults, For Free

Joe McKendrick | SmartPlanet | August 13, 2013

The University of California has open-sourced all future research articles authored by faculty at all of its 10 campuses. The articles will be made available to the public at no charge. Read More »

University of Chicago Awarded $20 Million To Host COVID-19 Medical Imaging Center

Press Release | University of Chicago | August 7, 2020

A new center hosted at the University of Chicago-co-led by the largest medical imaging professional organizations in the country-will help tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by curating a massive database of medical images to help better understand and treat the disease. Led by Prof. Maryellen Giger of UChicago Medicine, the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) will create an open-source database with medical images from thousands of COVID-19 patients. The center will be funded by a two-year, $20 million contract from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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University Of Iowa Pushes For ‘Open Access’ To Research

Vanessa Miller | The Gazette | December 3, 2013

A Maryland 16-year-old, inspired by the death of a family friend, recently developed a rapid and inexpensive screening method using Google, Wikipedia and YouTube for certain cancers. Read More »

University Of Tennessee Signs Compact For Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE)

Press Release | University of Tennessee (UT) | April 10, 2013

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) has proclaimed support for open-access publishing of journal articles by signing the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). UT is the eighteenth institution to join a roster of signatories that includes Harvard, Duke, Sloan-Kettering, and other preeminent research institutions. Read More »

University Research: If You Believe In Openness, Stand Up For It

Erin McKiernan | The Guardian | August 22, 2014

Publishing openly provides greater exposure, boosts prospects and can lead to more citations...

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University System Of Maryland To Test Open-Source Pilot Program

Fatimah Waseem | The Diamondback | September 3, 2013

A student-driven initiative plans to turn the page on skyrocketing textbook costs by promoting an affordable, online educational resource that’s picking up steam across the nation: open-source textbooks. Read More »

Unlocking Chemistry: It's Time To Make The Subject As Open As Bioscience

Peter Murray-Rust | The Guardian | January 6, 2014

Now that millions of patented compounds are open information, chemistry has a chance to catch up, says Peter Murray-Rust Read More »

US Backs Push For open Access Textbooks In Arabic

Sunanda Creagh | Phys.org | February 7, 2013

The United States has backed a project that aims to translate American textbooks into Arabic and make them available without copyrights restrictions to educators and students in the Middle East. Read More »

US Federal Open Access Rulemakings To Come

David Wojick | The Scholarly Kitchen | October 21, 2013

In order to implement the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) public access mandate, most of the federal agencies involved will have to go through an elaborate rulemaking process. Publishers and others who are potentially impacted by this open access (OA) mandate might start thinking about how to participate in these rulemakings. [...] Read More »

Using GitHub As A Repository For Machine-Readable Scholarly Articles

Press Release | Pensoft Publishers | July 22, 2013

Inspired by eLife, Pensoft now deposits article XMLs on GitHub Read More »

Victoria Govt Makes Its Spatial Data Available To Public [Australia]

Michael Lee | ZDNet | July 8, 2013

The Victorian government has released a new set of spatial data as part of its DataVic Access policy, which makes government information freely available to the public.

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Walking Away From The American Chemical Society

Jenica Rogers | Attempting Elegance | September 12, 2012

There’s no gentle introduction to this, so I’ll get right to my point: Librarians, this is a call to action. tl;dr: SUNY Potsdam will not be subscribing to an American Chemical Society online journal package for 2013... Read More »

We Can Work It Out: Collaboration Leads To Insights, New Targets In Epilepsy

Ron Leuty | Business Times | August 13, 2013

A little scientific cooperation goes a long way. Epilepsy researchers, who more than a decade ago forged a national collaboration, have discovered 25 new mutations around the neurological disorder. What’s more, they also uncovered two genes behind rare childhood forms of the disease... Read More »

We Need To Talk About Open Access

Stephen Curry | Reciprocal Space | November 24, 2012

Last week I spoke on open access at the annual conference of Research Libraries UK (RLUK).[...] Read More »