Category Archives: OA Mandates

Open Access Year End Highlights: Coming Up Roses?

How to look geeky on your last day at work? Pick out the year end highlights in Open Access and take much joy in it. A remarkable year, 2011, powerful both in discourse and action around the movement, with far … Continue reading

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OAI7 Open Access Advocacy Session: Conversation, Emerging Trends, Integration

OAI7 Workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication that ended last week in Geneva is that sort of a workshop that stores gems in your mind that you can use for a personal enlightenment later, when all the open access folks … Continue reading

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A Poem from RoMEO: Archiving is a Tale of Woe Without the Help of RoMEO

SHERPA RoMEO provides a summary of permissions normally provided for self-archiving in publishers’ copyright agreements. RoMEO colors publishers in either green, blue, yellow, or white: green can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher’s version/PDF, blue can archive post-print (ie final … Continue reading

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Focusing on the Impact of Open Access on Legal Scholarship – 50% More Citations

A new paper by James M. Donovan from the University of Kentucky College of Law caught much attention recently. The paper is self-archived and it examines the citation trend of open access articles from three different law journals. The opening … Continue reading

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Breaking the Loop of Open Access Model – Creating a Revenue

In a speech made by Stuart Shieber at the SOAP symposium in January, the question of open access not being quite a major force yet was raised, although the model has gone through significant transformations since it has last been … Continue reading

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Libraries on the Web – Should They Strive to Become New Search Engines?

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. (Jose Louis Borges) When librarian happens to also be a writer, he imagines an infinite library, like Jorge Louis Borges did when he described one with books containing … Continue reading

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Open Access To Research Data vs. Open Access To Research Articles

The New Symposium on Open Data organized by the Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI) was held on December, 1 in Washington DC. Stevan Harnad participated virtually. In his video that has now been made publicly available, he once … Continue reading

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