Public Access

Scholarly communications selected links from May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2018

In Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules, Several Senators Note Importance of Open Internet for Research, Education and Equity ARL [Association of Research Libraries] Policy Notes, May 16, 2018. Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project #blockchai...

Scholarly communications selected links from late summer, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 30, 2017

Public access: FASTR Legislation Would Ensure Permanency of Public Access to Scientific Research (SPARC) | Open Access Can’t Wait. Pass FASTR Now (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | Does Reg Review threaten Public Access? (David Wojick) Preprints: Six New Preprint Services Join a Growing Com...

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...

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 links from May 2016

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2016

Open access week, October 24-30, 2016: Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”. Activities at Washington University have varied over the years. If you have ideas or would like to work on a plan for Open Access Week 2016, please contact Ruth Lewis. Open acce...

Scholarly communications links from April 2016

By Ruth Lewis on April 28, 2016

Worth reading: Takeaways from SPARC MORE conference, March 2016. I attended this conference; SPARC Open has done a nice job of distilling some of the big issues. The recordings are a little disappointing since a few are cut off or missing. Some of my favorite presenters: Danny Anderson, President...

News and notes for biology, March 2016

By Ruth Lewis on March 31, 2016

Olin Library Transformation Project is a new page you can check for up-to-date information about Olin Library construction. Books and journals with call number J and K have been moved from Olin Library to the Law Library. A few books about bioethics or regulations may sometimes be needed by biofo...

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...