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Provosts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and University of Wisconsin at Madison take a stand on Open Access. Read more: at Inside Higher Ed

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A new Chair, as part of the UNESCO Chairs Programme has been created in our area of interest. The Chair is to be jointly directed by the University of Victoria and PRIA with Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon named as the Co-Directors. This is the first such Chair to be created out of a partnership […]

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Jane on February 1st, 2012

The January, 31, 2012 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the growing protest against Elsevier, the world’s largest scientific journal publisher. Apparently, it all started with a rant on a blog post at the end of January. The post was by Timonth Gowers, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University. He suggested it would […]

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Around the world, academics are protesting against Elsevier’s business practices: Check out this page: http://thecostofknowledge.com/ nuff said…

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On OCTOBER 29, 2011 MICHAEL NIELSEN wrote a wonderful article in the WSJ titled: The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share: From cancer to cosmology, researchers could race ahead by working together—online and in the open. The author makes a solid case that publicly funded science should be open science. Read it here.

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