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Open Access News Ceases Publication


Peter Suber has announced that Open Access News has ceased publication. OAN was a prolific (over 18,000 posts) and enormously influential blog that played a major role in launching and energizing the open access movement. Hats off to Peter Suber and Gavin Baker for writing this incredible publication.

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Overview of Open Access Models for eBooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Open Access Publishing in European Networks has released Overview of Open Access Models for eBooks in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Duke University Adopts Open Access Policy

Duke University has adopted an open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from "New Policy to Ease Access to Faculty Works ":

At the Academic Council meeting Thursday, faculty members passed the Duke Open Access policy proposed by the task force’s co-chairs, Cathy Davidson, Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, and Paolo Mangiafico, director of digital information strategy. The proposal passed unanimously.  read more »

SPARC RELEASES NEW GUIDE TO EXPLORE CAMPUS-BASED OPEN-ACCESS FUNDS

For immediate release
March 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has released a new guide and supporting Web resource exploring campus-based open-access publishing funds. Authored by SPARC Consultant Greg Tananbaum, these timely new resources survey the current North American landscape of open-access funds and explore key emerging questions on how such funds are considered and developed on college and university campuses.
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University of Kansas Adopts Revised Open Access Policy

The University of Kansas has adopted a

revised open access policy

.

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Encouraging Open Access

Virtual Work Space for Academics  Promises Greater Access to Research

The revamped “IR+” repository, unveiled last week by University of Rochester, focuses on giving researchers an online “workspace” within the repository where they can upload and preserve different versions of an article they are working on.  read more »

Harvard Business School Adopts Open Access Policy

The Harvard Business School has adopted an open access policy.

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University of Virginia Adopts Voluntary Open Access Policy


The University of Virginia has adopted a voluntary open access policy.

Here's an excerpt from "Faculty Senate Approves Open Access, Authors' Rights Resolution":  read more »

A Survey of the Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems


Brian D. Edgar and John Willinsky have self-archived "A Survey of the Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal Systems" on the Public Knowledge Project website.

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