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Publishers Flip Out, Call Bill To Provide Open Access To Federally Funded Works A 'Boondoggle'

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | February 20, 2013

A year ago, we wrote about Rep. Mike Doyle introducing an important bill to provide public access to publicly funded research. [...] Unlike just about any other publication, [academic] journals don't pay their writers (and in many subject areas, authors need to pay to submit), they don't pay the peer reviewers -- and then they charge positively insane amounts to university libraries... Read More »

Publishers Offer CHORUS As Solution To Federal Open Access Requirements

Meredith Schwartz | Library Journal | June 6, 2013

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has put forward its bid for a coalition of publishers to handle many of the requirements outlined in the recent Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memo requiring open access to federally funded research, in the form of the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS). Read More »

Publishers Respond In CHORUS To White House Open Access Mandate

Beth S. | Pocket Full of Liberty | June 7, 2013

In February, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) informed federal agencies spending more than $100 million on research to develop strategies to make published results of federal funded research publicly available. OSTP stipulated that results must be freely available within one year of publication. Read More »

Purdue Libraries create buzz with open access e-Pubs at Indiana State Fair

Staff Writer | DC Telegraph | December 11, 2012

Purdue is a great example of a public university that uses their IR (Purdue e-Pubs) to provide valuable public resources for its state.  This year, they had a great opportunity to further extend awareness of those resources at the Indiana State Fair. Read More »

Science Europe Denounces ‘Hybrid’ Open Access

Ross Mounce | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | May 2, 2013

Recently Science Europe published a clear and concise position statement titled: Principles on the Transition to Open Access to Research Publications. This is an extremely timely & important document that clarifies what governments and research funders should expect during the transition to open access. Read More »

Scientific Publishers Offer Solution To White House's Public Access Mandate

Jocelyn Kaiser | Science Insider | June 4, 2013

A group of scientific publishers today announced a plan for allowing the public to read taxpayer-funded research papers for free by linking to journals' own websites... Read More »

Search/Find Open Access Scholarly Articles, Reports Using New iOS Apps From CORE Project

Gary Price | infoDOCKETT | May 9, 2012

The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project comes from the Knowledge Management Institute at The Open University in the UK. Read More »

Seen To Be Done: Opening Access To Justice In Victoria [Australia]

Bruce Baer Arnold | The Conversation | July 8, 2013

The Victorian state parliament is currently considering the Open Courts Bill (2013) after questions have been raised about just how much transparency is needed in the justice system. The bill, proposed by the government, centres on suppression orders and follows several controversies in Victoria and elsewhere over the past five years. Read More »

Shine A Light

Staff Writer | The Missourian | March 19, 2014

This is Sunshine Week across the country. It’s a time when newspapers, press organizations and journalists extol the virtues of open government and promote the importance of access to public information.This is Sunshine Week across the country.

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Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing

Kalev Leetaru | Forbes | June 14, 2016

Last month the European Union offered a bold and striking call for all scientific literature to be made available to the world free of charge. Many questions remain regarding how such a vision can be made into reality, especially where the funding for such a mandate will come from. Such calls, happening amidst a sea change in the open access debate, offer a powerful moment of reflection into why the vast majority of scholarly research is still walled off from the public that largely pays for it...

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Smart Disclosure Makes Consumers Happier And Markets Better

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 3, 2013

The government collects reams of information that might benefit citizens, but just opening that data up to the public isn’t enough, according to a task force report released Thursday. Read More »

Strengthening Democracy In South Africa

Loren Treisman | Indigo Trust | May 16, 2013

Across the globe, access to critical laws, parliamentary information and locally relevant news and an informed and engaged citizenry contribute towards a thriving democracy. South Africa is no different.  I came across a number of organisations which are contributing towards this process in very different ways. Read More »

Support California's New Open Access Bill

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | April 25, 2013

Good news: we are finally seeing real progress toward improving the public's ability to access to the research we pay for. In February, we saw both a White House memorandum and the introduction of bipartisan legislation designed to promote open access to taxpayer-funded research on the federal level. Now California has stepped up to try and secure the same public access rights to state-funded research. Read More »

The Future Of Open Access: Why Has Academia Not Embraced The Internet Revolution?

Kalev Leetaru | Forbes | April 29, 2016

More than any other technology, the web has revolutionized access to the world’s information, putting everything from recipes to encyclopedias to books to news at the fingertips of anyone with an internet connection anywhere on the planet. The web’s role in democratizing access to global information has made it a poster child for the power of technology to advance society. Read More »

The Lancet Launches Free, Open-Access Online Global Health Journal

Tom Paulson | Humanosphere | June 25, 2013

pre-eminent biomedical science journals and arguably the leading research publication focused on global health, has launched its first ever free, open-access journal – devoted to covering global health. Read More »