Monthly Archives: February 2014

A model OA journal publication agreement

Thanks to Danny Kingsley for drawing this to our attention. 

An excellent blog post by Stuart Shieber which discusses using Creative Commons licences in open access publishing and includes a draft Publication Agreement.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/pamphlet/2014/02/19/a-model-oa-journal-publication-agreement/

 

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First open access eText from ANU Press

Open access textbook publishing has come to Australia. ANU Press launched The Joy of Sanskrit: A first-year syllabus for tertiary students by McComas Taylor and Grazia Scotellaro last week.

The book can be downloaded here: http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/anu-etext/the-joy-of-sanskrit/ and appears on the ANU Press homepage.

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Books in STEM and social sciences are accessed just as much as humanities books

Books – not just for the humanities and social sciences. New research demonstrates that books in STEM and social sciences are accessed just as much as humanities books. Yes – really!

 

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Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders

Why open access should be a key issue for university leaders by Martin Hall.  A must read – he positions open access within major changes to research (1) The sheer volume of new, peer-reviewed publications is already too great for manual review in many fields of study and 2) The sharply declining unit cost of bandwidth, digital storage and processing capacity, combined with the breathtaking pace of technical innovation, is allowing massive, almost instantaneous flows of digital data across the world). Proposes active take up of open access to survive in this changing world.

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Royal Society Open Science

The Royal Society has announced the launch of Royal Society Open Science, an open access journal for original research across the entire range of science on the basis of objective peer review. It will be provide a scalable publishing service, allowing the Society to publish all the high quality work it receives without the restrictions on scope, length or impact imposed by traditional journals. The cascade model will allow the Royal Society to make more efficient use of the precious resource of peer review and reduce the duplication of effort in needlessly repeated reviews of the same article. A fabulous initiative.

 

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Library-Press Collaboration Survey

“This report uncovers the current landscape of collaboration and conversation between university libraries and university presses. The report and the set of broad conclusions and recommendations on sucessful collaborations are the product of extensive surveying and interviews with member institutions of both AAUP and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), conducted through 2012-2013 by the AAUP Library Relations Committee. Forty-two libraries and forty-one presses participated in this information gathering process.”

 

http://www.aaupnet.org/resources/for-members/data-collection-and-analysis/library-press-collaboration-survey

 

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6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing

OASPA has announced that the 6th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) will be hosted by UNESCO at their Paris Headquarters from September 17th – 19th, 2014. 

Web page:  http://oaspa.org/conference/

 

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