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The OER University
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The OER University

22 October 201222 October 2012

Wayne Mackintosh The OER university: Kiwi ingenuity leads a low cost, low risk but high impact solution for open education futures worldwide The OER university (OERu) will provide free learning opportunities for all students worldwide using courses based solely on open educational resources (OER) and open access (OA) materials with pathways for learners to earn...

PrOActive about Open Access
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PrOActive about Open Access

22 October 201222 October 2012

Partnering with the Royal Society of New Zealand in the publication of the Society’s eight journals, Taylor & Francis’ goal is to maximize access to and discoverability of the quality research published within the journals. We have a dedicated publishing office in Melbourne, supporting our ANZ-based editors, society officers, libraries and authors on local time....

Open Access — A Challenge
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Open Access — A Challenge

22 October 201222 October 2012

Dr Siouxsie Wiles A few days ago I was asked what my role is in science. It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately*. So, who am I and what is my role? I am a publicly funded scientist with a passion for nasty microbes and things that glow in the dark. I...

Open Access and the Role of Universities in Society
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Open Access and the Role of Universities in Society

22 October 201222 October 2012

David Nichols Universities have long been accused of operating in an ivory tower, separate from the rest of society. One area where this characterisation is fairly accurate is in the accessibility of university research works. The current system of scholarly communication places most articles from most authors behind a ‘paywall’ at a publisher’s website. How...

On the Cultural Heritage of Science
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On the Cultural Heritage of Science

22 October 201222 October 2012

Fabiana Kubke I think I met Penny Carnaby, then National Librarian, back in 2010. She did not have to convince me about the value of Open Access. What I did learn from her was that Open Access had implications that went beyond the value of sharing scientific findings as broadly as possible. Science after all...

The Challenge for Scholarly Societies
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The Challenge for Scholarly Societies

22 October 201222 October 2012

Cameron Neylon [This post was originally published on Cameron Neylon’s blog, Science in the Open, under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.] With major governments signalling a shift to Open Access it seems like a good time to be asking which organisations in the scholarly communications space will survive the transition. It is likely that...

Open Access: Some Thoughts from a Publisher’s Perspective
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Open Access: Some Thoughts from a Publisher’s Perspective

22 October 201222 October 2012

Alice Meadows Although many publishers now offer authors some form of Open Access (OA), it’s probably fair to say that we did not exactly rush to embrace the open access (OA) model initially – not without reason, since there were, and in some respects still are, genuine concerns about the viability of OA both as...

Open Access to Scholarly Publishing
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Open Access to Scholarly Publishing

22 October 201222 October 2012

Penny Carnaby What’s happening in scholarly publishing? There has been considerable discussion of scholarly publishing in the media recently. In the United States, the Research Works Act and the Federal Research Public Access Act cthat generated a storm of protest across the world, including a boycott of Elsevier journals. This debate was significant in succeeding...

Open Access in the Book Disciplines
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Open Access in the Book Disciplines

22 October 201222 October 2012

By Sigi Jöttkandt Happy open access week, everyone, and thanks, Matt, for the invitation to blog. A couple of weeks ago, Aidan Byrne, the Chief Executive of the Australian Research Council expressed strong support for open access in an interview in The Chronicle of Higher Education. He said he intends to include the provision for...

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