Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dramatic Growth of Open Access and Happy Holidays from OA Librarian!

An Early Edition of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available. In brief: while content recruitment for the IR may seem slow, on a global level the growth is phenomenal - more than 24 million publications in Scientific Commons, growing by close to 150,000 publications a week. DOAJ is now at over 3,780 journals, 780 more than last year, a growth rate of 2 titles per day. There are 59 open access mandates, 11 in process, and many more coming. 2009 is predicted to be a year of Walking the Talking, a shift in focus from debate to implementation.

Happy Holidays to everyone from the OA Librarian Team. While some of us may be blogging over the holidays, others will be enjoying a wedding and honeymoon, or just Working Less, resting up for a busy 2009!

Marunouchi winter illumination 2006-01 HAMACHI

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