Friday, October 29, 2010

The Conclusion of Open Access Week 2010

A very encouraging letter from SPARC re the conclusion of Open Access Week 2010:
The largest, most successful International Open Access Week yet has just come to a close. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, this year’s event was no less than three times larger than it was just a year ago. Hundreds of videos, photos, blog posts, and more were released to promote and highlight the benefits of Open Access to research and take the conversation even more deeply into the research community – and they absolutely did. . . .

Friday, October 22, 2010

Impressive Open Access Stats from MIT

Interesting news from MIT about its ongoing success with its year-old campus wide open access policy. In the past year there have been added "1,900 scholarly articles to the MIT Open Access articles collection in DSpace@MIT".

Friday, October 15, 2010

New BC Library Guide on Copyright

BC Libraries has just released a new guide entitled Copyright and Scholarship. The primary purpose of the guide is to give guidance for resolving basic copyright questions. (There's a link to it on the right of this blog under heading: Related Library Pages). The guide includes information on:

Key Concepts


Types of Content

It is important to bear in mind that the guide is designed to provide basic, general information about copyright, and does not constitute legal advice.

Monday, October 4, 2010

October SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Peter Suber has published the October issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter. It is the 150th issue of the Newsletter. In it Suber "takes a close look at my own experience self-archiving, how I was an easier case than many other authors, how I was a harder case, and why I needed so long to move beyond a personal web site to an OA repository."