Tuesday, June 30, 2009

PKP 2009 Conference: Full Program now available

The full program for the 2009 PKP Conference is now available for download here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

U.S. Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) re-introduced

In the U.S., Senators Cornyn and Lieberman have teamed up to re-introduce the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA). This is huge; FRPAA would require all U.S. federal funding agencies with significant research spending portfolios to develop public access acts, similar to NIH.

Stay tuned to Open Access News for a summary and comments as well as updates like this one.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

E-LIS Team wins OAI6 Poster Prize!

The E-LIS team won the Poster Prize at OAI6! Very impressive, as there were many excellent poster sessions on innovative open access projects - details can be found here. Congratulations to Imma Subirats, Antonella de Robbio, Fernanda Peset and Zeno Tajoli (and of course all of the E-LIS team, editors and contributors alike).

[Disclosure: I am part of the E-LIS team].

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

June 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter

Peter Suber just released the June 2009 SPARC Open Access Newsletter. This month's feature is an in-depth analysis of the defeat of the University of Maryland proposed OA mandate.