Open Access

Scholarly communications selected links from February, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017 marked the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative BOAI15 #ElsevierValentines 2017: A lightly-curated selection of #ElsevierValentines tweets may make you think or smile. Plum Analytics has been acquired by Elsevier – “scientific publishers are investing ...

Open access / public access news from December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Presentations from OpenCon 2016 are now available on YouTube. OpenCon is a platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system of research and education. OpenCon 2016 was held in Washing...

Help Improve Wikipedia

By Shannon Davis on January 18, 2017

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world, and often the first stop for researchers. We all use Wikipedia to look up information, so why not help make it better? From January 15 to February 3, Wikipedia is asking users (and particularly librarians) to add one reference to Wikiped...

Open access / public access news, October 2016

By Ruth Lewis on October 31, 2016

It’s been a big month for open access news. I need to share a few treasures even though I’m not entirely caught up. Most of these were connected to International Open Access Week, 2016. There were 8 great examples of the “open in action” theme in Commit to Putting Open in ...

Scholarly communications selected links from September 2016

By Ruth Lewis on September 30, 2016

The last week of October will be the ninth International Open Access Week with the theme “Open in Action;” the theme will “highlight the researchers, librarians, students, and others who have made a commitment to working in the open and how that decision has benefited them—from researchers ...

Scholarly communications selected links from August 2016

By Ruth Lewis on August 31, 2016

Recommended links: A Quick Tour Around the World of Scholarly Journal Publishing, by David Crotty, Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press, in The Scholarly Kitchen blog. This is a nice overview of changes and issues from a publisher perspective. If you read this, you̵...

Scholarly communications links from July 2016

By Ruth Lewis on July 28, 2016

>>>>>Open Access articles worth reading! How open science helps researchers succeed, by Erin C McKiernan et al. eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.16800 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.1680. Slides from the article are available for use also; they are licensed CC-BY. The academic, economic and societa...

Scholarly communications links from June 2016

By Ruth Lewis on June 30, 2016

OpenCon 2016: Only one week left to apply to attend OpenCon 2016 on November 12-14 in Washington, DC! Applicants can request a travel scholarship, which will be awarded to most of those accepted. OpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the worl...