Monthly Archives: October 2011

Carleton announces Open Access award for graduate students

The Graduate Student Open Access Award, sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the Library and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International), was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals. Up … Continue reading

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Carleton Library announces CURVE- Carleton University’s Institutional Repository

CURVE (Carleton University Research Virtual Environment) is an open access repository  that collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton’s academic research output and creative work.  Carleton faculty, staff and graduate students will be able to voluntarily deposit their work, ensuring long … Continue reading

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New Open Access Publishing Guide for Students

The Right to Research Coalition announced a new guide for students, entitled “Optimize Your Publishing, Maximize Your Impact“.  (PDF)

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Royal Society Journal Archive: Now Permanently Free to Access

Approximately 60,000 historical scientific papers are now freely accessible (including the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal) via a fully accessible online archive.  Click here for more detailed information.

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Open Access & Scholarly Publishing: Is it time to tear down the paywalls?

Interesting article from “The Conversation” as part of Open Access Week celebrations.

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Society for Scholarly Publishing Conference: Call for Submissions

The SSP 34th Annual Meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia, May 30-June 2, 2012.  The conference theme is Social, Mobile, Agile, and Global: Are you ready?  Deadline for submissions is November 11, 2011.

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New Reports from JISC

JISC has released several reports, including most recently the following: “Benefits to the Private Sector of Open Access to Higher Education and Scholarly Research“ “JISC Collections Open Access Fees Project: Final Report“ JISC historically stood for “Joint Information Systems Committee”, … Continue reading

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