December 17, 2017

Article: “Open Access and Discovery Tools: How Do Primo Libraries Manage Green Open Access Collections?”

The following article (preprint) will be published in Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to a Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content, Ken Varnum, Editor (ALA Editions; In Press). Title Open Access and Discovery Tools: How Do Primo Libraries Manage Green Open Access Collections? Author François Renaville University of Liège (Belgium) Source via arXiv (September 2015) Abstract […]

American Numismatic Society Launches Open Access Digital Library

From Coin World: The American Numismatic Society (ANS) continues its mission of providing Open Access research tools to researchers worldwide with its newly unveiled Digital Library. The ANS Digital Library will grow to house three collections of digital material: numismatic theses/dissertations, auction catalogues, and ebooks. [Clip] Over the next few months, the ANS will begin […]

Open Access: Public Library of Science Will Increase PLOS One Article Processing Charge on October 1st

Note: The current APC charge for PLOS One is $1,350. From the PLOS Blog: For the past six years, PLOS has absorbed increasing publishing costs without raising author fees. At the same time, PLOS invests resources to improve the quality of PLOS ONE output, thoroughly checking for ethics, competing interests and robust science. As a […]

“California Digital Library’s Shared Cataloging Program Helps Support Alternative Press/Open Access Resource”

From the California Digital Library (CDL): SCP [Shared Cataloging Program] staff are constantly on the lookout for how their cataloging can be leveraged for the greater good. Such an opportunity recently presented itself with the licensing by CDL of 800 titles offered by Reveal Digital in their Independent Voices collection.  This collection is a cooperative […]

New Open Access Resource: “Scientists Create the First Digital ‘Tree Of Life’ For 2.3 Million Species”

From the Christian Science Monitor: Scientists from 11 organizations have digitized a “tree of life,” a genetic map of 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes that all branched off over time from a common ancestor. In a September 18 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers wrote […]

New Report Looks at the “Transition to Open Access” in the UK

The report linked below was released on Friday, September 18, 2015. From a Summary Posted on the Research Informatin Network (RIN) Web Site: A report has been published on monitoring the transition towards Open Access in the UK. Commissioned by the Universities UK (UUK) OA Coordinating Group and produced by a team of experts led […]

Open Access: ScienceOpen Database Hits 10 Million Article Records Milestone

ScienceOpen (SO) aggregates open access articles from a number of sources and also provides a publishing platform. From SO: ScienceOpen, the research + open access publishing network, has added article records from more than 10 million scientific publications. Researchers can now filter published content by the number of citations and monitor the relevance and impact […]

New Article: “The Presence of High-impact Factor Open Access Journals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) Disciplines”

The following article (in English) is published in the Italian Journal of Library, Archives, and Information Science (JLIS.it). Title The Presence of High-impact Factor Open Access Journals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) Disciplines Authors Annarita Barbara Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy Monica Zedda Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy Donatella Gentili Istituto Superiore di […]

“‘WikiGate’ Raises Questions About Wikipedia’s Commitment to Open Access”

From ars technica: Scientific publisher Elsevier has donated 45 free ScienceDirect accounts to “top Wikipedia editors” to aid them in their work. Michael Eisen, one of the founders of the open access movement, which seeks to make research publications freely available online, tweeted that he was “shocked to see @wikipedia working hand-in-hand with Elsevier to populate […]

Milestones: 43% of Articles Published by MIT Faculty Since Open Access Policy Adopted Available in Institutional Repository

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From MIT Libraries: A new milestone was reached in collecting articles under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy : 43% of the articles published by faculty since they adopted their Policy are now being shared through the Open Access Articles Collection in Dspace@MIT. As of the end of July 2015, downloads of the 17,400 articles deposited […]