Archive for the 'open access' Category

Open Access in Finland: down the long road

A national goal for open scholarship Finland is among the many countries that have a vision of moving towards more open scholarship. The journey toward open scholarship was started in 2014-2017 by the Open Science and Research project of the Ministry of Education and Culture, after which the coordination work was […]

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Elsevier agreement in Denmark: (just) one step forward

During the last few months intense negotiations have taken place between Danish universities and publishing giant Elsevier. The topic was of course license agreements and Open Access. On January 26 it was announced that Danish universities had entered into a new license agreement for the coming four years, which means […]

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IFLA ARL Hot Topics 2019

The presentations from the Hot Topics session at IFLA WLIC 2019 in Athens are now available. The three Hot Topics broadly coalesced around the “Open Agenda” with energetic discussion around 1) Plan S 2) Training for African librarians to advance the use of Open Educational Resources in the 4IR and […]

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Review of Trends in Academic Research Libraries in North America

• Open Access. The release by cOAlition S of Plan S, a European initiative to make full and immediate open access to research publications a reality by 2020, has attracted a lot of critical attention from OA advocates in the United States. Meanwhile the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) […]

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Australia and New Zealand respond to Plan S

The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) have this week released a joint response to the European Plan S Implementation Guidelines. They welcome the cOAlition S initiative of working towards immediate full open access to research publications by 2020. Martin Borchert, Chair […]

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