Open Access

Science journals end open-access trial with Gates Foundation

Pilot experiment has seen 26 papers published under open-access terms so far and should yield a report by the end of the year.   (13 July 2018) The publisher of Science last month ended a pilot partnership that allowed open-access (OA) publishing for researchers funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The trial was an […]

July 18, 2018 - 11:09 am
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The Crossref Open Citation Index (COCI)

(12 July 2018) A citation index is a bibliographic index recording citations between publications, allowing the user to establish which later documents cite earlier documents. Several citation indexes are already available, some of which are freely accessible but not downloadable (e.g. Google Scholar), while others can be accessed only by paying significant access fees (e.g. […]

July 14, 2018 - 10:57 am
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Research Data Support pilot for Wellcome-funded researchers

The Wellcome Trust is partnering with Springer Nature on a pilot to help researchers make their research datasets more findable and accessible. (12 July 2018) Any researcher with funding from the Wellcome Trust, a global biomedical research charity that supports thousands of researchers, can receive more support to practice open research as a part of […]

July 13, 2018 - 11:50 am
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Expression of interest for indiaRxiv Steering Committee

(6 July 2018) The Open Access India is constituting an advisory and a steering committee to establish and manage preprints repository for India, indiaRxiv with the support of Centre for Open Science. Earlier, the community had launched preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences, AgriXiv. Anyone who would like to get involved in establishing the […]

July 7, 2018 - 10:45 am
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Open Preservation Foundation launches new strategy

(4 July 2018) The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) has today published its new strategy, setting out the long-term direction for the organisation. The strategy establishes the OPF’s position in the digital preservation landscape and guides the tasks, tools, and projects that the Foundation will address. New core values define the Foundation’s fundamental beliefs and how […]

July 6, 2018 - 11:51 am
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British Library to develop shared open access repository services

(2 July 2018) The British Library, working with a group of cultural and memory organisations, is piloting a shared repository service for research content built on an open source platform. The repository aims to increase the visibility and impact of research outputs, making the knowledge generated by cultural institutions easier to explore and use for […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:57 pm
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Report shows value of hybrid journals to research community and beyond

(2 July 2018, London) A report from Springer Nature shows that OA articles published in hybrid journals attract more downloads, citations, and attention compared with non-OA articles in hybrid journals. The findings of the report, Assessing the open access effect for hybrid journals, demonstrate this wider value which hybrid journals bring to researchers and to […]

July 4, 2018 - 4:40 pm
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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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