Open Access

National Digital Library of India dedicated to the Nation

(19 June 2018) The Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the new digital initiative of HRD Ministry. National Digital Library of India, on the occasion of National Reading Day in New Delhi today. This National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:33 am
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FAO launches Open Access for all publications

New policy facilitates and promotes access to a wealth of knowledge for all (18 June 2018, Rome) As of today, FAO will implement an Open Access policy, enabling maximum reach and ease of use for FAO knowledge products. FAO has been disseminating knowledge since its foundation in 1945, and its publications have been freely accessible […]

June 20, 2018 - 9:12 am
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MIT and Royal Society of Chemistry sign first North American “Read and Publish” agreement for scholarly articles

Experiment aims to shift publishing models toward open access (14 June 2018) The MIT Libraries and the Royal Society of Chemistry have signed a groundbreaking license agreement that incorporates elements of a traditional subscription purchase and open access to scholarly articles. The experimental two-year agreement is seen as an important step on the path toward […]

June 17, 2018 - 12:47 pm
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SAOA to digitize Indian Newspaper Reports for open access

(1 June 2018) The South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), administered by the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), has recently begun digitizing the Indian Newspaper Reports containing weekly translations and summaries of local Anglo-Indian and vernacular-language newspapers from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, from throughout South Asia. The digitization of 110 microfilm reels held by CRL […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:33 pm
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COAR and DuraSpace launch partnership

(6 June 2018) COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and DuraSpace are pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative partnership. Both organizations believe in a strong role for innovative open technologies to promote long-lasting and open access to digital data and information. In addition, we are jointly committed to supporting the adoption of repository […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:25 pm
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Open Science in Indonesia

(22 May 2018) Last month, the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education  (IGDORE) hosted their first Open Science Meetup in Ubud, Indonesia. Despite being a small group of participants, many different nationalities, disciplines, and professions were represented. During the 5-day event, open science projects like Conscience, Curate Science, and the Open Science MOOC were presented, […]

May 23, 2018 - 11:57 am
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Internet Archive awarded grant from Arcadia Fund to digitize university press collections

(22 May 2018) Internet Archive has received a $1 million dollar grant from Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – to digitize titles from university press collections to make them available via controlled digital lending.  The project, Unlocking University Press Books, will bring more than 15,000 titles online from university […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:54 pm
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Use DOAJ as a search engine

(21 May 2018) Did you know about the search engine functionality in Chrome and other browsers? To get DOAJ search results while on any web page, you can set your browser’s search box to interface the DOAJ search engine and land on DOAJ’s search results page. This trick removes the need to first navigate to DOAJ […]

May 22, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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Recording and the slides of the COAR webinar by Leslie Chan are available

(3 May 2018) The recording and the slides from today’s webinar entitled Open Access in the global South: Perspectives from the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network are now available on Zenodo. Prof. Leslie Chan shared key lessons from OCSDNet which is a research network with scientists, development practitioners, community members and activists from 26 countries […]

May 4, 2018 - 9:21 am
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Over 16,000 sound effects made available for free from BBC library

(24 April 2018) The BBC has made its sound effects archive available to the public for free for the first time. The archive incorporates effects used by the corporation’s radio output since the 1920s – that tallies up to a staggering 16,000 sound effects. However there is one important reservation on its usage: as per […]

May 2, 2018 - 9:12 am
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SAGE Publishing partners with Figshare to support wider access to article supplemental material

(26 April 2018) SAGE Publishing today announces a new partnership with Figshare, the industry leading open repository of research data.  This partnership will help us improve the discoverability of supplemental material we publish for our authors, as well as support the display of this material online. Launched in 2011, Figshare is dedicated to improving the […]

April 28, 2018 - 7:53 am
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IntechOpen embeds Dimensions badges from Digital Science

Becoming the First Publisher to Provide Citation Badges for Books (26 April 2018) IntechOpen is the market leader in scientific publishing of Open Access books with more than 3,350 published OA books to date and 1.7 million downloads of scientific chapters and books in the last year. More than 107,500 researchers, including Nobel Prize laureates, […]

April 26, 2018 - 7:40 pm
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Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the legal sharing of academic journal articles

(19  April 2018, New York/Stuttgart) In a cooperation agreement announced today, three publishers and ResearchGate will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers. The agreement ultimately involves publishers who want to help and support content sharing and believe that […]

April 20, 2018 - 9:16 am
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The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) introduces EmpowOA

(18 April 2018) The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) has introduced the EmpowOA programme to provide scholars and librarians working in the humanities with tools, spaces and cogent arguments. With EmpowOA, OLH will 1) strengthen libraries’ collective power, 2) strengthen the powerful advocacy network of scholars who edit and write for their journals, and 3) […]

April 19, 2018 - 7:56 pm
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SCOAP3 celebrates the publication of its 20,000th open access article

(13 April 2018) Since its start in 2014, SCOAP3 has supported the Open Access publication of 20,000 articles. All articles are released under a CC-BY license and are openly accessible on publishers’ websites and the SCOAP3 repository for further distribution. SCOAP3 makes all articles immediately Open Access at no cost or burden for authors thanks to […]

April 13, 2018 - 7:49 am
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