Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ACRL new website (Scholarly Communications section)

ACRL has just launched a completely revamped website. The Scholarly Communications section looks well-organized and useful!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy one-year anniversary to NIH Public Access (mandatory) policy

The NIH Public Access policy's being strengthened to a mandate is now one year ago - and the results are a tripling of author deposits to PubMedCentral, as reported by Meredith Wadman in today's Nature News. Great chart for anyone tracking the dramatic growth of open access!

Friday, April 03, 2009

E-LIS now has over 9,000 documents

Another milestone to report: The Directory of Open Access Journals went over the 4,000 journal mark a day or so ago and now there is a note on the E-LIS home page that E-LIS now contains over 9,000 documents. It would have gone over this mark sometime in the last 12 hours or thereabouts; as of last night, the number was 8895. Congratulations to E-LIS (and DOAJ).

This is also the 500th post on OA Librarian.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Clear up OA MIsunderstandings with April SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Peter Suber has just released the April 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter, featuring a thorough treatment of still all-too-common OA misunderstandings.