September 24, 2017

Open Access: ARL Awarded $1.2 Million to “Expand and Enhance” SHARE

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We’ve been tracking the SHARE project for several years. A few items that will provide some background are linked at the bottom of this post along with some info about a similar type of project from Germany. Btw, IMLS and Sloan also showed financial support for SHARE on March 28, 2014 when they awarded the […]

A New Special Issue of Online Information Review is Devoted to Open Access

From Emerald Information: Emerald Group Publishing is marking International Open Access Week (19-25 October) with the launch of a Special Issue on Open Access (OA) from Online Information Review, with contributions from some of the world’s leading experts on the debate. The aim of this special issue is to contribute insights, analysis and commentary towards […]

Open Access Publishing: University of California Press Publishes First Monographs in Luminos, Announces Inaugural Luminos Member Libraries

From the U. of California Press: Today, we are happy to announce the culmination of the launch phase of an important new concept in monograph publishing, with the first five scholarly monographs open to the world, many more titles to come, and the first of our inaugural Luminos Member Libraries ready to support the transformation […]

Maria Bonn From U. of Illinois GSLIS Shares “Strategies for Enhancing the Discovery of Open Access Content”

Readers of infoDOCKET know that we often write (and speak about) about the importance of marketing in libraries of all types. If we don’t market/sell/promote our skills and services, who will? So, we especially like the following two paragraphs from Bonn’s 657 word column. From the October 2015 (76.9) Issue of College and Research Libraries […]

De Gruyter Introduces a New Open Access Pricing Model to Prevent “Double Dipping”

From De Gruyter: De Gruyter is introducing a new pricing model that prevents “double dipping” with open access publications. Double dipping is when publishers are paid twice for articles in hybrid journals, on the one hand through charging for the open access publication itself and, on the other hand, through the journal subscription price. Jacek […]

Open Access: Knowledge Unlatched Launches Second Collection

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From KU: Following on from its highly successful Pilot concluded last year, Knowledge Unlatched is delighted to announce the launch of its second collection. [Our emphasis] If at least 300 libraries from around the world pledge their commitment by 31 January 2016, 78 new Humanities and Social Sciences books will be made free for anyone […]

New Research Article: “‘Predatory’ Open Access: A Longitudinal Study Of Article Volumes And Market Characteristics”

The following full text article was recently published by BMC Medicine. Title Predatory’ Open Access: A Longitudinal Study Of Article Volumes And Market Characteristics Authors Cenyu Shen Hanken School of Economics Helsinki, Finland Bo-Christer Björk Hanken School of Economics Helsinki, Finland Source BMC Medicine 2015, 13:230 Abstract Background A negative consequence of the rapid growth […]

Research Article: “Strategies for Success: Open Access Policies at North American Educational Institutions” (Preprint)

The following approved for publication preprint is scheduled for final publication in the July 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries (C&RL). Title Strategies for Success: Open Access Policies at North American Educational Institutions Authors Christine Fruin University of Florida Shan Sutton University of Arizona Source C&RL Website Abstract Recognizing the paucity of quantitative and […]

French Language Version of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Goes Live

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From a Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) Announcement: Last December DOAB welcomed OpenEdition as a partner. One of the first and most visible results of this cooperation is the launch of a French version of DOAB. We are proud to announce that DOAB is now also available in French. The books listed in the […]

Creative Commons Awarded $450,000 From Arcadia Fund to Support Open Access Publishing

From CC: Creative Commons is pleased to announce a grant award in the amount of $450,000 over 3 years from the Arcadia Fund, the charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. [Clip] Creative Commons will use funds from Arcadia to develop tools that complement the current CC license suite and empower authors to retain […]