Tag Archive for 'Open Access'

Open access to data can break down barriers and empower patients

Without a technological shift to a new care model based on the open use of data, public health and social services will struggle to keep up with the needs of those with long-term health conditions and the looming problem of ageing populations. Read more

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Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks?

If you’re looking to read a best-selling book from 1922 or earlier on your Kindle, you’re in luck. Just about all popular books published between 1913 and 1922 (94 percent, to be exact) are available today as ebooks, often for free. But for books published 1923 and later, the picture is […]

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What Does “Unsustainable” Mean?

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From Crowdfunding To Open Access, Startups Are Experimenting With Academic Research

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Open Access: Progress, Possibilities, and the Changing Scholarly Communications Ecosystem

By all accounts, we’re past the tipping point with open access. During the past 10 years, OA has moved from the domain of disruptive technology to an increasingly adopted approach to research dissemination. But even with policies springing up all over the world, a growing number of high-quality open access journals […]

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Rat de bibliothèque (Article in French)

En 2002, Google a commencé à approcher diverses universités parmi les plus prestigieuses — dont Harvard et Berkley — en leur offrant de numériser tous les livres contenus dans leurs vastes bibliothèques. Il faut savoir que douze ans après son commencement, la saga n’est pas terminée. Lire la suite ($) / Bande-annonce […]

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Academics Write Papers Arguing Over How Many People Read (And Cite) Their Papers

There are a lot of scientific papers out there. One estimate puts the count at 1.8 million articles published each year, in about 28,000 journals. Who actually reads those papers? According to one 2007 study, not many people: half of academic papers are read only by their authors and journal […]

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