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Open access comes of age. By: Whitfield, John. Nature, 6/23/2011, Vol. 474 Issue 7352, p428-428, 1p; DOI: 10.1038/474428a On June 21, 2011 Nature published the article: ‘Open access comes of age: Publishing model enters phase of slower but steady growth’ by John Whitfield – The article focuses on a recent study by Mikael Laakso, Welling […]

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Jane on June 6th, 2011

If you have ever wondered about the case for Open Data… just read this article that appeared in the comment section of the Lancet … Science as a public enterprise; the case for open data. By: Boulton, Geoffrey; Rawlins, Michael; Vallance, Patrick; Walport, Mark. Lancet, 5/14/2011, Vol. 377 Issue 9778, p1633-1635, 3p “The past half-century […]

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Jane on March 9th, 2011

“As fair use protections and potentials continue to expand, how can nonspecialists help shape a more rational future for fair use? ” On February 25th, an EDUCAUSE Live event took place called “The Future of Fair Use” delivered by Steve Anderson. The event is available for download at adobeconnect here. The session is a wonderful […]

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Jane on February 16th, 2011

With assistance from the Research Enterprise and Scholarly Communications Team a part of the University of Guelph Library, the Research Shop adopts Open Access guidelines! The Research Shop is another name for the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES). ICES fosters collaborative and mutually beneficial community-university research partnerships. ICES draws on strong traditions of community […]

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Peer-review was meant to be a safeguard against the publication of bad science but the balance is shifting towards open access The Guardian has published online the full manuscript of its major investigation into the climate science emails stolen from the University of East Anglia, which revealed apparent attempts to cover up flawed data; moves […]

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