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My Monday morning reminder to keep my eye on the global, societal benefits of OA came in the form of a google alert. The IFLA site was updated but the page refers to a 2004 declaration…….. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has a statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and […]

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Jane on February 24th, 2010

In this Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Henry Yu, Associate Professor, Department of History, UBC discusses his work with students in the INSTRCC program and how they use the web to make migration stories and memories easily and openly accessible to the public using tools like YouTube. He also shared other ways […]

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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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In 2007, the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, began conducting research to understand the needs and practices of faculty for in-progress scholarly communication and archival publication. The final report, Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven […]

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Jane on June 22nd, 2009

“I do not want to publish in peer-reviewed journals anymore. I want to publish in places where people in the community will benefit most from my research. I wish that the Tenure and Promotion committee saw that this kind of communication has greater value.” When I heard this expressed, I saw nods of agreement by […]

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