Monthly Archives: February 2012

Carleton University Graduate Student Open Access Award Announced

Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International) (OVPRI) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Graduate Student Open Access Award.  This monetary award of $1000.00 was established to … Continue reading

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Elsevier withdraws support for Research Works Act

Elsevier released a statement today to withdraw support for the Research Works Act. Read more about the discontent with Elsevier in these past posts (“Elsevier publishing boycott gaining momentum” and “Elsevier defends its practice”). Read more about the fury of … Continue reading

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Federally Funded Research-Publicly Available?

Building on the National Institutes of Health’s Public Access Policy, a new bill was introduced recently known as the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). Read more about it here and here. This is in contrast to the Research Works … Continue reading

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COAR Call for Action

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) has joined many in the research community in “condemning Elsevier for its recent business practices and lobbying that undermine policies and activities promoting open access to scholarly literature”. Click here for COAR’s Open … Continue reading

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Elsevier defends its practices

As a continuation of a previous post, The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses Elsevier’s response.  Interesting to read the comments back and forth at the bottom of the post.

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Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography- New update

The latest update to the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (January 31, 2012) is now available, listing links to resources (articles, books, etc) that are “useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet”.

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Elsevier publishing boycott- Gaining momentum

There is growing momentum on the web for a boycott of Elsevier publishers. Started by Timothy Gowers of the University of Cambridge who asked for a boycott on his blog on January 21st, the online petition now has more than … Continue reading

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