Thursday, November 17, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
PS Disclosure: I am one of the Canadian editors for E-LIS.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
- Start an open access publishing program with a local focus.
- Mergers of libraries and university presses.
- Redirect funding from subscriptions to paying author fees for open access (Fister does not think this is workable on a grand scale; note that I would disagree)
- Build small and nimble coalitions among libraries with scholars who do get it
Friday, May 06, 2011
Update May 9: here is another more direct link to the announcement
Text from science journalist Vivienne Parry: He is the Open Access Librarian in the Scholarly Communication Centre, part of the Libraries and Cultural Resources unit at the University of Calgary, Canada. Andrew is responsible for the Open Access Authors Fund, which has made possible over 170 articles for University of Calgary authors since its inception in 2008. This fund was the first of its kind in Canada. It is one of several programs in the University of Calgary’s outstanding open access suite. It includes an institutional repository; an expansive digitization program; OA journals and monographs in the University of Calgary Press. Andrew has regularly written on and spoken about open access over the last several years. He is one of the people behind the OA Librarian blog and is a Canadian editor for the open access repository for library and information science, E-LIS.
Comment: the University of Calgary's Open Access Authors Fund, led by Andrew, is just one of the initiatives that I hope Andrew will do more speaking and writing about in the near future. It is a pleasure to see this award go to someone who has frequently been a co-author, co-presenter, co-OA Librarian, and co-E-LIS member. Thanks for all that you do, Andrew!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Also, in a posting to the American Science Open Access Forum, Anna-Lena Johansson from DOAJ notes:
"Now there are more than 6300 journals from more than 110 countries in more than 50 languages in the DOAJ. More than 2500 journals are providing metadata on article level, which means that more than 500,000 articles are searchable from DOAJ."
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Saturday, February 05, 2011
The foundation of modern librarianship rests on an essential set of core values, which define, inform, and guide all professional practice. These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association. Among these are:
- Education and Lifelong Learning
- Intellectual Freedom
- The Public Good
- Social Responsibility
Thanks to Al Kagan for the pointer.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011
2010 was the strongest year for open access growth so far. In 2010, 1,401 journals were added to DOAJ for a total of 5,936 journals. The Electronic Journals Library now records over 27,000 journals that can be read free of charge; over 3,500 were added in 2010. 1,037 journals actively participate in PubMedCentral, an increase of 313 over the past year, and more than half of these journals contribute all articles as open access. PMC now provides access to over 3.2 million free articles, an increase of over 300,000 this year. OpenDOAR lists 1,817 repositories, having added 257 this year. A Scientific Commons search encompasses 38 million items, an increase of over 6 million since last year. There are 261 open access mandate policies, an increase of 83 this year.
Happy New Year to the Open Access movement!