News Archives - 2012

May 17, 2012

Washington, DC and The Hague, The Netherlands– As the academic community struggles to ensure that research articles become more accessible than ever before, a new front in the battle is brewing – a battle to ensure that the information in those articles can also be fully used in the digital research environment.

May 16, 2012
Beverly Goldberg, American Libraries
The librarians of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, joined the ranks of the worldwide open-access (OA) movement May 14 by voting to make their scholarly articles freely available in the university’s institutional repository, the Scholarly Commons. Based on Harvard University’s model policy, MU’s open-access principles take effect immediately and make the libraries the first department on Miami’s campus to successfully pass an open access policy.
May 16, 2012
Winston Hide, Guardian News
The associate editor of Genomics says its publisher Elsevier effectively denies developing world access to research findings.
May 15, 2012
Rahul Rekhi, PolicyMic
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should make all federally funded biomedical and health research publicly available within six months of publication.
May 15, 2012
Don't forget to register and book your hotel room for the 12th ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2012). JCDL 2012, this year's premiere international conference on all things related to digital libraries, is only a month away.
May 14, 2012
The World Bank
What is Open Access and why is the Bank's new Open Access policy so significant for development? The panel, moderated by World Bank Publisher Carlos Rossel, will answer these questions and address the challenges, successes, pitfalls and benefits other institutions experienced when they made similar game-changing decisions.
May 10, 2012
Academic publisher Versita announced today the launch of a new program of Open Access journals. 100 Emerging Science Journals are being launched in 2012. The program's focus is on young and rapidly developing fields of science, which have not yet been covered by a designated journal. The emerging topics have been identified in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics.
May 09, 2012

The next SPARC-ACRL Forum, "Campus Open Access Funds: The State of Play" will be held at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, on Saturday, June 23rd, from 4:00-5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom South at the Disneyland Hotel. Co-sponsored by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries), the popular semi-annual forum focuses on emerging issues in scholarly communication.

May 05, 2012
The Brookings Institute
On May 16, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), sponsor of the Federal Research Public Access Act, to discuss the government's role in research publication. Following the Congressman's keynote, a panel of experts will explore the broader contexts of open access, the complexities of government mandate, and the role of research publication in innovation. Congressman Doyle and the panel will take questions from the audience after each presentation.
May 03, 2012
Richard Van Noorden, Nature
Soon, we’ll all be reading publicly funded UK research free of charge. That momentous change has been in the works since last March, and in December the British government explained why and how it would happen (yes, although you might not guess it from recent media reports, the UK open-access shift was underway well before what the Guardian has called this year’s ‘Academic Spring’).