June 6, 2020

SPARC Interviews Gale Etschmaier, Dean of Florida State University Libraries, and the Negotiations Team on Elsevier/Big Deal Cancellation

From the Introduction to a Q&A Interview From SPARC: Florida State University (FSU) lost access to its Elsevier content in March 2019, following cancellation of its $2 million Big Deal contract. However, Elsevier was not their first Big Deal cancellation. FSU had previously canceled their Springer Big Deal in 2016, and so went into their […]

News From SAGE; Public Knowledge Project, and Others

ALA Committee on Accreditation (CoA) Announces Accreditation Decisions Made at 2020 Midwinter Meeting American Chemical Society Signs its First North American ‘Read And Publish’ Agreement with Louisiana State University SAGE Launches Portal to Streamline Open Access Publishing Process The Road to Preprints (Part 1): Introducing Open Preprint Systems (via PKP)

Report From Germany: “A Smooth Transition From Subscriptions to APCs”

From OpenAccess2020.de: The strategic goal of the National Contact Point Open Access OA2020-DE is to create requirements for the large-scale open access transformation in accordance with the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany. This also includes analysing existing transformation approaches and formulating changes or adjustments that make sense from our perspective. This is also the […]

Participants at COAR Meeting “Agree to Work Together on a Technical Architecture For Distributed Peer Review on Repository Resources”

From a Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) Communiqué: On January 23-24, 2020, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) convened a meeting to investigate the potential for a common, distributed architecture that would connect peer review with resources in repositories. [Clip] Meeting participants reviewed and discussed a number of different use cases. While each case […]