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ESAC – Efficiency and Standards for Article Charges. Open Access In Action. Open Access remains an increasingly important element of the scholarly publishing landscape.

Open Access In Action

The rising costs of subscriptions are straining library budgets, and institutions are under ever increasing pressure to meet a complex system of funder-mandates. Follow us to learn how librarians like you are driving practice across the lifecycle of open access. Updated weekly with original articles, video interviews, news and perspectives, Open Access in Action will track the evolution of open access (OA) issues through the library lens, where this movement transitions from philosophy to the hands-on solutions that make it real. Featured Video Interview Gary Price, Editor, infoDOCKET and Dr. View Previous Interviews: Featured Articles Open Access in Perspective Posted on September 14, 2016 by John ParsonsSponsored by Dove Medical Press The “Open Access in Action” series has explored many but certainly not all the facets of this highly disruptive publishing trend.

Read the Rest... OA2020 Roadmap. [Download as PDF] A.

OA2020 Roadmap

Introduction This roadmap complements the Expression of Interest; it is intended to offer guidelines for some practical steps that can be taken to prepare for the envisaged open access transformation. For reasons explained below, this document addresses mainly the library level within the structural organization of a research institution. This roadmap is designed as a living document. This document also complements other open access recommendations and policy statements where the necessary steps are outlined, for example: B. A departure from the subscription system will not happen by itself; it has to be conceptualized and pursued actively as a target. Gold OA. Researchers How to request APCs Use this service to claim APCs for your post-grant FP7 publications.

Gold OA

Before you do so, please make sure you check with your institution for potential agreements with OpenAIRE and/or with publishers that will make the whole funding request process easier for you. If you decide to use this system, you need to register first and the system will guide you through the process. Institutions How to get involved A number of universities and research centres across Europe are collaborating in the Pilot kick-off stage by aligning their strategies and reporting standards. View all participating institutions... Open Access at Oxford » Other funder OA requirements. Thinkchecksubmit. ALL APC. Toolkit for Open Access support staff. The opeNWorks project team is pleased to release a toolkit for Open Access support staff.

Toolkit for Open Access support staff

The toolkit has been designed in response to feedback received at our December workshop and from project partners. %7Bfc9f07ac-b2c9-4cd7-b763-2f21e0c6e94b%7D_Outsell_2015_Open_Access_Report.pdf. BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine. BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources.

BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine

BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library. As the open access movement grows and prospers, more and more repository servers come into being which use the "Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting" (OAI-PMH) for providing their contents. BASE collects, normalises, and indexes these data. BASE provides more than 80 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60-70% of the indexed documents. BASE is a registered OAI service provider and contributed to the European project "Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research" (DRIVER). In comparison to commercial search engines, BASE is charcterised by the following features: Start searching BASE. UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online. Within the overall framework of the organization’s strategy on OA, the recent launch of OA curricula for Researchers and Library Schools by UNESCO highlights its efforts for enhancing capacities to deal with Open Access issues.

UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online

The carefully designed and developed sets of OA curricula for researchers and library and information professionals are based on two needs assessment surveys, and several rounds of face-to-face and online consultations with relevant stakeholders. These curricula will soon be converted into self-directed e-learning tools, which will enable users to self-assess their knowledge on Open Access and take a learning pace that is initiated and directed by the learners themselves. UNESCO also aims to strengthen this initiative by translating the OA curricula into several languages that will increase their reach and impact. SCONUL_open_access_briefing.pdf. Unglue.it — Support Free eBooks.

0892368969. Publishing Research Consortium. Research-Consulting-Counting-the-Costs-of-OA-Final. Gold Open Access: Counting the Costs. Printer-friendly version Send to friend Theo Andrew presents new data on the cost of Gold OA publishing at the University of Edinburgh. Research Councils UK (RCUK) have recently announced a significant amendment to their open access (OA) policy which requires all research papers that result from research partly or wholly funded by RCUK to be made open access [1].

To comply with this policy, researchers must either; a) publish in an open access journal, termed Gold OA, which often incurs an article processing charge (APC); or, b) ensure that a copy of the post-print is deposited in an appropriate repository, also known as Green OA. A subsequent clarification from RCUK stated that Gold OA is the preferred mechanism of choice to realise open access for outputs that they have funded and have announced the award of block grants to eligible institutions to achieve this aim [2].

Report claims improvements needed for article processing charges » As a response to the Finch report, the UK Open Access Implementation Group (OAIG) examines how intermediaries could help manage the impact an increase in the volumes of open access article processing charges (APCs) could have for universities, funders and publishers.

Report claims improvements needed for article processing charges »

The implementation of the Finch report and new polices from Research Councils will result in vastly increased volumes of open access publishing in the UK, and in payments of article processing charges (APCs). Figshare.com. SCOAP3. Occam's Typewriter. The internet was all aflutter last week because Elsevier has sent thousands of take-down notices to Academia.edu, a social networking site where many researchers post and share their published papers.

Occam's Typewriter

This marks a significant change of tack for Elsevier. Previously the publisher had only been sending a handful of DMCAs a week to Academia.edu (the notices are named after the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act), but now it appears they have decided to get tough. There was the predictable outrage at the manoeuvre though, as several commentators acknowledged, Elsevier is acting entirely legally. It is simply enforcing rights that were handed to it — for no compensation — by the authors who have now been affected by the takedown demands. The company is behaving rationally. The problem, and it is a fundamental one for legacy publishers as a whole, is that what seems reasonable in this market is changing. There is a sense that the company knows the ground is shifting beneath its feet.

Peter Suber - Google+ - Second shoe drops: new White House Directive mandates OA … Open Access Archivangelism. Enabling Open Scholarship - Open Access policies for universities and research institutions. Good practices for university open-access policies - Harvard Open Access Project. OASIS. Open Access.