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Jane on March 19th, 2010

A year after MIT faculty adopted a policy to open access to their scholarly articles, many publishers of scholarly journals have confirmed support of their efforts, and more than 850 articles have been added to the MIT Open Access articles collection in the Libraries’ digital repository, DSpace@MIT, where they are freely available on the Web. […]

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Tim Berners-Lee at TED 2010 University: “The year open data went worldwide but we have only just started”. At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results […]

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Open Access to Research Is Inevitable, Libraries Are Told Libraries have a role to play in supporting current and future public-access efforts, said speakers at the membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries. Read the Wired Campus article written by Jennifer Howard.

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Barbara Fister a librarian and author at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN had a few things to say after listening to Randy Bass, professor of English and director of the Visible Knowledge Project at Georgetown University. She wrote in Library Journal yesterday, “[Librarian’s] need to solve the ownership problem by doing away with ownership. […]

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Jane on February 18th, 2010

Sharon Terry, Patient Advocate from Open Access Videos on Vimeo. This is one video from an excellent series of videos on the benefits of Open Access by PLoS. There are several videos in this series discussing OA from the community angle. PLoS stands for the Public Library of Science and rhymes with floss. As Carl […]

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