Open Access

Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO)

By Alison Verbeck on January 21, 2016

Earlier this year the Research Ideas & Outcomes (RIO) journal was launched. RIO’s mission is to open up the entire research cycle — by publishing project proposals, data, methods, workflows, software, project reports and research articles. These will all be made freely available on a single c...

Public access/open access news in December 2015

By Ruth Lewis on December 31, 2015

— Last month I shared several critiques of academia.edu. That conversation continues in Chronicle of Higher Education, As Academia.edu Grows, Some Scholars Voice Concerns and elsewhere; I thought this page from the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of California was very u...

Open Access Publishing

By Alison Verbeck on November 30, 2015

What Open-Access Publishing Actually Costs – an interesting and informative article in the November 9, 2015 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

OpenCon 2015

By Ruth Lewis on November 24, 2015

OpenCon 2015 was held in Brussels Nov. 14-16. I didn’t catch much live because of the time difference but several talks and sessions are available online for you now. It sounds like it was an unforgettable experience for the young scholars who were selected to attend. Here are a few selecti...

Art and Architecture Collections in Open Scholarship

By Jennifer Akins on October 22, 2015

  In honor of Open Access Week, we’re featuring Building Case Studies, part of the Open Scholarship Materials Resource Center collection created by architecture students at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The goal is to create a Materials Library database allowing users...