Several very interesting articles appeared during the last days: Wilbanks John; Licence restrictions: A fool’s errand Nature, 495, 440–441 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495440a Neylon, Cameron; Let’s get this straight , The Times Higher Education 28 March 2013 Va Noorden, Richard; Open Access: The true cost of science publishing Nature 495, 426–429 (28 March 2013) doi:10.1038/495426aContinue reading “Catch up on your OA reading during Easter Break!”
Today is Document Freedom Day! From the website http://www.documentfreedom.org: What is Document Freedom Day? It is a day for celebrating and raising awareness of Open Standards and formats which takes place on the last Wednesday in March each year. On this day people who believe in fair access to communications technology teach, perform, and demonstrate.
Both the ELAG2013 workshop and the OpenAIRE/LIBER and THATCamp pre-conferences might be of interest for #openaccess and #opendata people ELAG 2013 May 28 – May 31, Ghent, Belgium Registration for ELAG 2013 is now open! ELAG is the annual conference of the European Libraries Automation Group. ELAG 2013, the 37th ELAG conference, will take placeContinue reading “ELAG 2013”
Following the publication in Le Monde newspaper of the article Savoirs. Un bien public convoité,  (Knowledge. A sought after public good) a community of university officials, teachers-researchers, publishers and library directors have wished to respond and express their support for open access to research results by publishing in Le Monde an opinion column entitledContinue reading “I love open access”
made by Gwen Franck at University of Hasselt, 14/03/2013 http://www.slideshare.net/OpenAccessBelgium/open-access-17228540
Originally posted on Gowers's Weblog:
A few days ago was the anniversary of the beginning of the Cost of Knowledge boycott of Elsevier. It seems a good moment to take stock of what the boycott has achieved and to think about what progress has or hasn’t been made since it started. This post is…
Originally posted on OpenCitations blog:
The first of six blog posts about libraries and linked data, bearing this title, is to be found at http://semanticpublishing.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/lld1-what-are-linked-data/. A draft of that post, that erroneously appeared here in this blog, has been removed.
Today, we’ve received this mail in our mailbox: “Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research By Dr. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Sarah Callaghan from PREPARDE has rounded up a useful set of links about data repository accreditation http://proj.badc.rl.ac.uk/preparde/blog/LinkRoundupDataRepos
… “it was a very big year, I think, for open access” via … “it was a very big year, I think, for open access”.