In an article published today in The Guardian, Ian Sample, science correspondent writes “Harvard University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls….”

  1. The Guardian
  2. See also the posts in

  3. The Verge
  4. and in Boing Boing
  5. and in The Atlantic
Jane on April 24th, 2012

Jalees Rehman, MD

Open Science and Access to Medical Research is an invited guest blog on the website of Scientific American and written by By Jalees Rehman on April 24, 2012. Jalees Rehman, MD is a German scientist and physician. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. He concludes that: “t the time for open science and networked discovery has arrived and that it will definitely enhance the progress of scientific research, as long as we build institutions that help us process and understand the flood of scientific data that will be released in the new open science world.”

Read the post here.

Jane on April 16th, 2012

Leslie Chan posted this video on vimeo a few months ago… It is worth watching

If you watch it, please take time to read the comments posted by Stevan Harnad…

Published: April 16, 2012

The trend toward open access scientific publishing gained strength last week when the Wellcome Trust, the second-largest nongovernmental funder of scientific research in the world, said it was considering sanctions against scientists who do not make the results of their research freely available to the public.
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Jane on April 16th, 2012

Digital Scholarship ( has released the Research Data Curation Bibliography. It includes over 100 selected English-language articles and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of earlier key sources are also included.

The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works. If such versions are unavailable, italicized links to the publishers’ descriptions are provided.

It is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

For a list of all Digital Scholarship publications, see: