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Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge - ScienceAlert
A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper every published - freely available online. And she's now refusing to shut the site down, despite a court injunction and a lawsuit from Elsevier, one of the world's biggest publishers.
february 2016 by osi_info_program
A dubious article for a dubious journal
At Light Blue Touchpaper, Cambridge security researcher Richard Clayton reports receiving a request to review an obviously poorly scanned and plagiarized paper for an open access journal and mulls over the business model. Fellow researchers report in the comments that they also received the same paper and request.
openaccess  OA 
may 2015 by osi_info_program
University of California announces open access policy
On July 24, the Academic Senate of the University of California passed an open access policy that ensures that future research articles authored by the 8,000 faculty at all ten UC campuses, who collectively publish some 40,000 articles a year, will be made available to the public free of charge. Faculty at UCLA, UCI, and UCSF will begin depositing articles in eScholarship on November 1, 2013; deposits by faculty on the remaining campuses are expected to begin November 1, 2014.
openaccess  oa  california 
august 2013 by osi_info_program
MIT reports on the prosecution of Aaron Swartz
MIT's report on the results of its internal investigation concludes that: 1) MIT did not target Swartz; 2) MIT did not encourage his prosecution; 3) but “missed an opportunity to demonstrate the leadership that we pride ourselves on,” based on its reputation as an institution known “for promoting open access to online information, and for dealing wisely with the risks of computer abuse.” John Schwartz at the New York times adds some <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/us/mit-releases-report-on-its-role-in-the-case-of-aaron-swartz.html?_r=0">commtary and reactions</a>.
openaccess  aaronswartz  AaronSw  Aaron_Swartz  hacking  law_enforcement 
july 2013 by osi_info_program
Amherst College launches open-access scholarly press | Inside Higher Ed
Amherst College is launching a new scholarly press ... Amherst thinks that there may be long-term gains -- both for scholarship and the economics of academic publishing -- by publishing books that are subject to traditional peer review, edited with rigor and then published in digital form only, completely free.
openaccess  publishing 
december 2012 by osi_info_program
“We Do Not Have Hollywood on the Outskirts of Warsaw”: What Poland Can Teach Us About Circulation (Part One)
Henry Jenkins interview: Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska [an OSF grantee] recently posted an English language translation of their report, "The Circulations of Culture," which deals with the informal, sometimes illegal exchange of media content which is occurring in contemporary Poland. This report is a model of the kinds of thoughtful research which should be done in other countries around the world, including the United States, on this highly contentious topic. They start with a recognition that the pervasive language of “piracy” closes off issues which we need to be exploring.
openaccess  piracy 
november 2012 by osi_info_program
What We Think « Thought Out Project
ThoughtOut: How Ideas Work is a project that aims to open the doors to academic research in order to share expertise in the arts and humanities with the public who have helped fund this research.
openacademia  openaccess 
october 2012 by osi_info_program
Open access is no more than academic consumerism. It neither democratises knowledge production nor communication | The Sociological Imagination
Nothing in this dispute bears on questions concerning how one might democratise knowledge production itself (e.g. how research credit might be distributed across students, informants, etc.; how one might select research topics that people find worthwhile; how impact across many audiences might be made a desideratum for securing a research grant).
oped  openaccess  peerreview  nki  bh 
may 2012 by osi_info_program
Harvard vs. Yale: Open-Access Publishing Edition - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
Earlier this week, Yale university student, Emmanuel Quartey, posted a video interview with the school's librarian, Susan Gibbons, in which he asked her about open-access publishing. Her response was far more ambivalent than the Harvard faculty council's. Though she noted that open-access journals are more accessible, she worried that asking younger faculty to publish in open-access (presumably less prestigious) journals could jeopardize their chances to attain tenure.
yale  openaccess  bh 
may 2012 by osi_info_program
Sponsors and Supporters back away from Research Works Act (SPARC)
While there is clearly much to celebrate in today’s turn of events, squelching the Research Works Act is only half of the Congressional battle. The community can now focus its full attention on taking positive steps to ensure that public access to publicly funded research becomes a reality. If you haven’t done so already, take this opportunity to remind your Senators and Representatives to actively support the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). Today’s events tell us - loud and clear - that people are listening when we tell them what we oppose; now we must capitalize on this chance to be sure that they hear – just as clearly - what we support. Go to our Action Center to further support FRPAA.
research_works_act  news  bh  openaccess 
february 2012 by osi_info_program
interview with Internet Archive's Brewster Kahle - latimes.com
The founder of the Internet Archive on his love of libraries, Web pages and pretty much all forms of information.
openaccess  libraries 
february 2012 by osi_info_program
Will Academics' Boycott Of Elsevier Be The Tipping Point For Open Access -- Or Another Embarrassing Flop? | Techdirt
Back in 2000, right at the dawn of open access, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) was created with the same aim of making research more widely available. To achieve this, the three founders of PLoS circulated an open letter calling for "the establishment of an online public library that would provide the full contents of the published record of research and scholarly discourse in medicine and the life sciences in a freely accessible, fully searchable, interlinked form", which contained the following passage:

To encourage the publishers of our journals to support this endeavor, we pledge that, beginning in September 2001, we will publish in, edit or review for, and personally subscribe to only those scholarly and scientific journals that have agreed to grant unrestricted free distribution rights to any and all original research reports that they have published

Nearly 34,000 scientists signed that letter, but only a handful of publishers committed themselves to making their articles available as the letter requested; worse, few signatories followed through with their promised boycotts of the publishers who refused. Will things be any different this time, in the post-SOPA world?
openaccess  collectiveaction  boycott  news  bh 
february 2012 by osi_info_program
jstor opens limited free access option non-subscribing scholars | Inside Higher Ed
Now JSTOR is getting ready to go one step further, by cutting a small window in its paywall for visitors who are not affiliated with any subscribing institution. The new program, called Register & Read, will soon let anybody read articles in the JSTOR archives at no cost.
jstor  openaccess  news  bh 
january 2012 by osi_info_program
Executive Director David Prosser said in a telephone interview with Research Fortnight Today that the group is in discussion with the Higher Education Funding Council for England to see if the rules for the Research Excellence Framework could include a requirement that papers submitted to the REF be made available in open access repositories.
ref  uk  openaccess  news 
october 2011 by osi_info_program
Internet Ruffles Pricey Scholarly Journals - NYTimes.com
With the rise in costs of academic journal subscriptions and the constraints of university budgets, an increasing number of universities are refusing to renew their expensive subscriptions, turning instead to open access publishing.
openaccess  academia 
september 2011 by osi_info_program
Growing Subset of Open Access Content in UK PubMed Central | Open Access Comments
“In 2001, just 7% of the articles published in that year and added to UK Pubmed Central, were defined as ”open access”,” it is stated on PubMed Central’s blog. “In 2009, 33% of the articles published that year and added to UK PubMed Central were classified as “open access”.”
openaccess  openscience 
august 2011 by osi_info_program
Leading research organisations outline their vision for new open access journal | Wellcome Trust
"The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society and the Wellcome Trust are supporting a new, top-tier, open access journal for biomedical and life sciences research."
openaccess  news 
july 2011 by osi_info_program
From deadly E. coli to endangered polar bears: GigaScience provides first citable data
"BioMed Central and BGI launch a new integrated database and journal, to meet the needs of a new generation of biological and biomedical research as it enters the era of "big-data.""
bigdata  openscience  news  openaccess 
july 2011 by osi_info_program
Yale Opens Its Vault Online, for Free - NYTimes.com
"Yale University announced that it is opening its entire digital image collection to the public for free – the first Ivy League institution to take this step towards open access. Yale houses millions of images in its archives, museum and libraries, from a sonata written by the hand of Mozart to a watercolor by William Blake."
openaccess  yale  university  news 
may 2011 by osi_info_program
Free Science, One Paper at a Time | Wired Science | Wired.com
Story of two brothers trying to republish their father's scientific papers and the problems they run into along the way.
openaccess  openscience 
may 2011 by osi_info_program
The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge with subtitles | Universal Subtitles
Legal scholar Lawrence Lessig travels to CERN to discuss today’s knowledge-blocked publishing system of scientific research. Unlike artists and authors that often produce for money, Lessig argues that academics, researchers, and scientists do not get paid directly for their articles and thus operate under different incentives that require different rules.
openaccess  science  presentation  lessig 
april 2011 by osi_info_program
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