“Disseminating knowledge was once a costly undertaking. The expenses of printing, distributing, and housing the work of researchers and scholars left most research in the hands of publishers, journals, and institutions in a system that has evolved over centuries. And the licensing model that has arisen with that system butts heads with the quick, simple, [...]
Elliot Harmon, June 29th, 2012 “In their excellent Washington Post opinion piece, Matt Cooper and Elizabeth Wiley suggest that federally funded research should be freely accessible over the Internet. They argue that when students lose their access to academic databases after graduation, society doesn’t get the same benefits it could from that research:…. http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/33156
The UK Joint Information Systems Committee and the British Library have just released a major (17,00 student) study of the behaviors and beliefs of “Generation Y” (eg born 1983-1992) doctoral students involving social media, information access, and related matters. The entire report is interesting and I recommend you check out the following tables and figures: [...]
In April 2012, the World Bank announced that it will implement a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. According to a World Bank press release web.worldbank.org…., the new policy builds on recent efforts to increase access to information at the World Bank and to make its [...]
The Scholarly Communication program in the Center for Digital Scholarship has launched a new web site, Open Access@KU: http://openaccess.ku.edu. The web site contains information about open access efforts at KU and around the world. Awesome!