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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 Scholars Needed for Open Access
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Open Scholars Needed for Open Access

22 October 201222 October 2012

Richard White 3.5 inch floppy.  That’s the medium I stored my thesis on when I finally completed it in 1996.  I don’t have any of these disks left – or a machine that will read them for that matter – so the only copies I have of my thesis are the physical ones I got...

Is Open Access for Free Too Much to Ask?
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Is Open Access for Free Too Much to Ask?

22 October 201222 October 2012

Paul Gardner Google is now the second most valuable IT company. They made the bulk of their fortune by providing fast and accurate internet searches for free and are funded almost entirely by advertising. If you had told me this would happen a decade or two ago I would’ve thought it was ludicrous! Similarly, the...

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What to Make of the Finch Report?

11 July 201211 July 2012

[Listen to Fabiana Kubke talk about open access in her Nethui interview with bFM] For advocates of open access, it’s been a busy few months. On May 17, the EU released plans to make  €80 billion of research from their Horizon2020 programme publicly available. On June 19, the White House petition for open access hit...

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UC San Francisco Adopts Open Access Policy

25 May 201225 May 2012

On May 23, the Academic Senate of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) voted to make all current and future research publicly available. The move follows years of public debate about the rising cost of academic journals and the responsibility of researchers to free up publicly funded research. UCSF currently receives US$532.8 million from the...

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Creative Commons Meetup: Open Research and OER in Tertiary

1 May 20121 May 2012

THURSDAY 12 July 2012, 6pm-7pm at NetHui 2012, SkyCity Convention Centre The drive for ‘open’ in tertiary education—be it ‘open education,’ ‘open research’ or ‘open access’—is quickly gaining steam. In May, the academic senate of the University of California San Francisco joined Harvard and MIT to announce that all current and future research would be...

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Beethoven's Open Repository of Research

8 November 20118 November 2011

According to Beethoven “There should be only one repository of art in the world, to which the artist would donate his works in order to take what he would need”. Scientist and open access advocate Daniel Mietchen has teamed up with University of Auckland’s Fabiana Kubke to plan for a living research repository in the...

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Open Access Week 2011

21 October 201121 October 2011

Open Access – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need. Open Access Week is global celebration of Open Access to scholarship and research. Institutions use this week as a designated opportunity to learn about and promote the benefits of...

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2011 Creative Commons Global Summit

15 August 201115 August 2011

Registration is now open for the 2011 Creative Commons Global Summit in Warsaw, Poland, 16-18 September. The Conference From Creative Commons … For three days in September 2011, the Creative Commons Global Summit will bring together the CC community in Warsaw, Poland, to engage strategically on the future of our shared commons, to renew and...