Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rotating Global Map of Institutional Repositories from Eprints

As one of the highlights of Open Access Week 2010, here is the link to an interesting map from Eprints of newly added Institutional Repositories. It helps in creating a vivid image of the Open Access awareness growing on a truly … Continue reading

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China – Stop Making Paper and Start Open Access

A book tightly shut is but a block of paper. (Chinese Proverb) Not long ago Chinese librarians have signed a joint open letter and addressed it to international publishers. They explained that “the prices of journals went up annually at … Continue reading

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Simon Fraser University – From Fur Traps to Science Fiction

What would a fur trader such as Simon Fraser do with Open Access to data? He would probably not have thought of traveling to the mouth of a river which bears his name to this date. However, for the students … Continue reading

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Trinity College Gives Irish Blessing to Open Access – May the Luck of the Irish Enfold You

Probably the most exciting news during the Open Access Week 2010 is that of Dublin’s Trinity College providing free online access to its research. Trinity College has thus joined the outstanding pioneers of the OA movement on student campuses, MIT, … Continue reading

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Open Access Initiative – Two Big Thumbs Up

In re-imagining of the society, the library, and the science of the future, there is a growing presence of huge institutions adding up to ideas. Recently, a library, 14-million-books strong, and a nuclear institute, 18-member-states strong, have shown support to … Continue reading

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InTech Open Access Books – What is the Difference?

InTech Open Access publisher is among the first to publish Open Access books and it is, moreover, the biggest publisher of Open Access scholarly books. So, what is the difference between an Open Access Book and an Open Access Journal? … Continue reading

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Open Access Peer Review – Which One? Any One?

There’s been much talk lately about peer review techniques in Open Access publishing, and special attention was paid to it at Scholarly Kitchen. Yet another hard question is posed upon Open Access advocates who are to regulate the new and … Continue reading

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