Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Open Access: “Information wants to be free”?
Earlier this year I was invited to discuss with Georgia Institute of Technology librarian Fred Rascoe my eBook “Open access: Could def...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Community Action Publishing: Broadening the Pool
We are today seeing growing dissatisfaction with the pay-to-publish model for open access. As this requires authors (or their funders or ins...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Unbundling the Big Deal: An interview with SUNY’s Shannon Pritting
The Big Deal has been a topic of heated discussion among librarians for some twenty or more years now. When first introduced, the attract...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
PLOS CEO Alison Mudditt discusses new OA agreement with the University of California
The Public Library of Science ( PLOS ) and the University of California ( UC ) have today announced a two-year agreement designed to make...
Monday, November 18, 2019
Open access: Could defeat be snatched from the jaws of victory?
When news broke early in 2019 that the University of California had walked away from licensing negotiations with the world’s largest schol...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The OA Interviews: K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India
India has announced that it will not, after all, be joining cOAlition S. Instead it will focus on developing an open-access solution bette...
Monday, August 05, 2019
The Open Access Interviews: Edith Hall
Open access to research papers in STM journals has always been a controversial topic. When the focus shifts to humanities research, and to m...
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