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International Open Access Week is October 24-30 – MIT News Office. MIT was the first institution to have a university-wide, faculty-driven open access policy, which was established in March 2009. Learn more about MIT’s efforts to promote open access in the video, MIT Faculty on Open Access. Professors Hal Abelson, Eric von Hippel, Richard Holton […]

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Nothing like some awesome news to get me back to my blog: I was forwarded this blog post by Budd Hall this morning: It comes from The Conversation, an Australian initiative. Launched in March 2011, The Conversation is an independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector. “Prestigious US academic […]

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On April 6, 2011, Noam Chomsky spoke at UTSC on Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities. Noam Chomsky is one of America’s leading scholars and intellectuals. A prolific author, lecturer, and activist, Chomsky is currently an Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His talk ought […]

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Jane on June 6th, 2011

The latest issue of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, (Jun2011, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p1130-1145) includes an article by Sandra Miguel, Zaida Chinchilla-Rodriguez, and Félix de Moya-Anegón: “Open Access and Scopus: A new approach to scientific visibility from the standpoint of access“. Their study, titled ” Open Access and […]

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Published in the latest issue of Health Information & Libraries Journal (June 2011), 28 (2), pg. 143-147 Nana Turk wonders if open access publishing provides a solution for scientists from smaller countries who have problems gaining visibility for their research. The abstract reads: “Scientists from smaller countries have problems gaining visibility for their research. Does […]

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