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“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”
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“Taxpayer funded research is being locked behind paywalls”

30 October 201930 October 2019

Tohatoha launches campaign to change the way scholarship and science is shared in NZ Taxpayer funded research that could be improving the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders is being locked behind paywalls due to a profit-focused approach to academic publishing, says open access advocacy group Tohatoha NZ. This viewpoint, discussed at length in a...

Uploading Godzone
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Uploading Godzone

7 November 201814 August 2019

How a volunteer, stay-at-home mum is helping share Kiwi biodiversity with the world through Creative Commons licensing When Siobhan Leachman – a trained lawyer – returned home to New Zealand following a five-year OE in London with her boyfriend, she never imagined that her career would eventually involve an obsession with moths. Leachman – who...

Open Access Week 2014
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Open Access Week 2014

14 October 201414 October 2014

Announcements and Week-Long Activities University of Canterbury and Lincoln University Video Release In a joint initiative with Lincoln University , the University of Canterbury will be launching 6 short videos each with a different researcher explaining how their research has benefited from being open access. They will be showcased on the main Library webpage. University...

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Open Research Practice

17 June 201417 June 2014

Come along and hear from Kaitlin Thaney, Director of Mozilla Science Lab about the future of open research practice. We will also hear from people in universities, government, and the private sector who are active in open practice. As a inaugural director of the Mozilla Science Lab Kaitlin Thaney fosters an ongoing dialogue between the...

Review Is the Key to Open Access
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Review Is the Key to Open Access

25 October 201325 October 2013

By Andrew Preston, co-founder of Publons A favourite ploy among unsolicited email advertising, that bane of the connected world, is the offer of instant degrees conferred by bogus institutions. Easy to get, sure, but unlikely to get you far in a competitive job market. In short, where you got your degree matters. Reputation is everything....

The Need for Libre Open Access
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The Need for Libre Open Access

24 October 201324 October 2013

By Fabiana Kubke, Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, at the University of Auckland and Chair of the Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand Advisory Panel. re·pos·i·to·ry noun \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\ : a place where a large amount of something is stored : a person who possesses a lot of information, wisdom, etc. [1] At University repositories, this...

Levelling up to Open Research Data
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Levelling up to Open Research Data

22 October 201322 October 2013

By Deborah Fitchett, Digital Access Coordinator at Lincoln University. The movement to open up research data is gaining momentum. Both publishers and funders are starting to require researchers to publish their data at the same time as the results and conclusions they’ve derived from it. Most recently, the National Science Challenges’ Request for Proposals (pdf)...

A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013
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A Big Year – OA in Australia 2013

21 October 201321 October 2013

By Dr Danny Kingsley This has been a big year for open access around the world, and developments in Australia have moved apace. Two things happened on the first of January 2013 – the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced their open access policy and the Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG) began operations (disclaimer – I work...

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Review of the Performance-Based Research Fund

16 October 201316 October 2013

Following the 2012 round of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), the Ministry of Education, alongside the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Tertiary Education Commission, decided to review the PBRF, to see whether the fund is achieving its aims. Part of this review was a process of public consultation, including a general call...

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