Sunday, 13 April 2008
'Open Access Week': Some Posts from the Blogosphere
As was recently mentioned in several blogs such as here here and here, the idea of (the world's first - and not last) 'Open Access Week' was thought of, simmered/stirred, and then put into action.
As OA week draws to a close today, I thought I would post a summary in chronological order of many (not all) of the OA related items (that I found today) in the blogosphere over the last week.
Much much better still, go check out the Open Access News blog maintained so diligently by Peter Suber and also now, his trusty assistant editor, Gavin Baker.
Very importantly, as Peter Suber points out:-
"BTW, if you take part, please mention at some point that the NIH is collecting public comments on the policy until May 1. It would be a shame to generate a new wave of support for the policy and not have it show up when the NIH is evaluating responses. Publishers who oppose the policy are sure to submit their comments."
Hat tip to bloggers Martin Fenner and Bob O'Hara for helping to get the ball rolling.
NIH public access law is now being implemented
A day worth celebrating
April 7, 2008 - NIH Public Access Policy implemented today
NIH Public Access to Begin
The old ways fade
A landmark law for open access to biomedical research
Today is an important day for Open Access
Removal of permission barriers is already part of the definition of OA
Reactions to the NIH policy
Scotland's First University-Wide Green Open Access Self-Archiving Mandate
NIH Mandate on Open Access - Good First Step, Thanks to PLoS et al, but still a long way to go
Harold Varmus on the NIH Green Open Access Self-Archiving Mandate
Publishing in an ASBMB journal? You can get a CC license for your paper - at a price
Government in the Web 2.0 Age
EUA urges universities to develop clear strategies to advance open access
Top researchers talk about Open Access
Open Access Part I - Early Canadian Involvement to 1999
Open Access to Scholarly Communications
International journal of mental health systems : Biomed Central
Europe Pushes for Open Access of Research
Open Access UpToDate
PubMed Central Journals — Full List Search by part or all of a journal name
'Wikinomics' Sheds More Light on Open Source
Assistant Editor - London
Free Database Access for National Library Week
Bentham Open Access Journals
Open Notebook Science and Cheminformatics
Repository66 map updated
"To celebrate the first ever ‘Open Access Week‘ running from the 7th to the 11th April 2008, the maps have been upgraded with lots of the latest open access repositories that have sprung up over the last few months."
There are now over 920 repositories shown on the map, containing a whopping 8 million items between them!
All Your Research Belongs to You
Blog Discussion Post #4 - Open Access
Open Access: what it means for research, teaching, and one's career
Professors Boycotting Academic Journals
Repository, Archive, Network, Database, Library, Platform: Different names, same shtick?
More on OA monographs: when authors consent and publishers don't
New Journal Ranking Source
Five more BioMed Central journals indexed by Thomson Scientific
Another competitive edge of Open Access
Publisher’s talking points put them in a head to head ignorance fight with the RIAA
Networking Scientific Literature
Open Access, Scholarly Publications: Rewrite on PubMed Central and Open Access
Indian science could gain from open access push
Cornell University Library and Duke University Press to Collaborate on Project Euclid
NIH now requires open-access to manuscripts
Sharing knowledge: how the internet is fueling change in anthropology
Public Access to NIH Research - Prof Harold E Varmus
University of Southampton announces institutional Open Access mandate
Open Science Directory: New Open Access Initiative for Developing Countries
NIH Funded Research - PubMed Central now mandatory depository, with Open Access after 12 months at most
Open Access to Knowledge and Information: Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives – the South Asian Scenario
Open Access Week - kudos to the Wellcome Trust
Learning 2.0-- Brown and Adler
Free databases at ebscohost
Dissertation Proposal -- Next draft
and a splendid time was had by all…
Culture of Sharing Forum
Issues in Scholarly Communications Class
Promoting OA repositories in India
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