Monthly Archive for May, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions: Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC)

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Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum […]

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Academia.edu founder on Open Access dreams

Discoveries by laypeople are rare but free access to research results would increase the likelihood, says Richard Price. This is not pie in the sky. There are cases of outsiders coming up with fresh, important ideas that no one researching in the field had thought of. Read more

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New cassette tape could hold 47 million songs

Forget the cloud, and rework your mental image of those mysterious data centers. Sony has reinvented a tool for storing a mind-numbing amount of data: a cassette tape. Read more

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The Embargoes Don’t Work: The British Academy provides the best evidence yet

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Major international associations join together to underscore their support for immediate open access to research articles

Policies that promote Open Access are increasingly being adopted world wide by research funders, academic institutions and national governments in order to improve the use and value of scholarly research. Read more

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NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

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