background preloader

Open access

Facebook Twitter

ISTinria sur Twitter : "Une chronologie de l'#openaccess #rediff #été... Open Access: A Chronology. Ross Mounce sur Twitter : "Folks, if you want people to actually read your research, make it #OpenAccess #OAAdvantage. The open access advantage considering citation, article usage and social media attention.

Cartes. Un Open Access sans licence libre a-t-il un sens ? Voilà un moment déjà que je voulais écrire sur les rapports entre l’Open Access et les licences libres, et une affaire survenue à propos du site MyScienceWork la semaine dernière me donne une excellente occasion de le faire. Open Access (storefront). Par Gideon Burton. CC-BY-SA. Source : Flickr. Enclosure informationnelle Stéphane Pouyllau, qui travaille au CNRS sur les projets ISIDORE et MediHal, a épinglé sur son blog les pratiques du portail MyScienceWork, dans un billet intitulé "Le libre accès privatisé ?

". MyScienceWork est une entreprise qui a mis en place un moteur donnant un accès fédéré à des archives ouvertes, doublé d’un réseau social auquel les chercheurs peuvent s’inscrire pour partager des références et rester en contact. . [...] il n’est même pas signalé l’origine des publications : ni source, ni référence d’éditeurs, et donc HAL-SHS n’est même pas mentionné ! Sur le fond, je suis d’accord avec l’analyse de Stéphane et il me semble qu’on peut le remercier pour sa vigilance. Developments in OA monograph publishing | Australian Open Access Support Group. One of the bigger concerns expressed about the ARC open access policy is that it includes all publication outputs. That means books and book chapters*. So what is happening out in monograph-land? As book sales plummet and traditional academic publishers struggle for survival, some organisations are looking at alternative models.

This page is a summary of some of the new initiatives in this space. * Bear in mind that the ARC policy only applies to research that is funded from the 2013 round and into the future. That research will need to be undertaken and then crafted into book form, so it is unlikely that the issue of making books open access under the policy will hit reality for many years. Contents University open access ePresses: Australia ANU E Press is the largest of university presses in Australia, producing 42 open access scholarly eBooks in 2012 and 55 in 2013. The University of Adelaide Press publish scholarly books by University of Adelaide scholars. Business model: Freemium. What happens when you tweet an Open Access Paper. So a few weeks ago, I tweeted and posted about this paper Terras, M (2009) "Digital Curiosities: Resource Creation Via Amateur Digitisation". Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25 (4) 425 - 438.

Available in PDF. I thought it worth revisiting the results of this. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it got downloaded twice (not by me). All in all, its been downloaded 535 times since it went live, from all over the world: USA (163), UK (107), Germany (14), Australia (10), Canada (10), and the long tail of beyond: Belgium, France, Ireland Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Greece, Italy, South Africa, Mexico, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Europe, UAE, "unknown".

Worth it, then? I have no idea how many times it is read, accessed, downloaded in the journal itself. I'll feature the next one from my back catalogue, shortly... Update 08/11/11: As a result of posting this, and this post getting retweeted far and wide (thanks all!) Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Michael Eisen doesn't hold back when invited to vent. “It's still ludicrous how much it costs to publish research — let alone what we pay,” he declares. The biggest travesty, he says, is that the scientific community carries out peer review — a major part of scholarly publishing — for free, yet subscription-journal publishers charge billions of dollars per year, all told, for scientists to read the final product.

“It's a ridiculous transaction,” he says. Eisen, a molecular biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, argues that scientists can get much better value by publishing in open-access journals, which make articles free for everyone to read and which recoup their costs by charging authors or funders. Among the best-known examples are journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), which Eisen co-founded in 2000.

The past few years have seen a change, however. The cost of publishing Costly functions The value of rejection The path to open access. [1302.1105] Open Access, library and publisher competition, and the evolution of general commerce. OpenEdition Books. Ngress opens door to US open access. MYSCIENCENEWS. Il y a seulement un an, la page Wikipedia s'habillait de noir pour lutter contre la loi SOPA et PIPA. Cette semaine, la communauté des défenseurs de l'accès libre à la connaissance est en deuil à l'annonce du suicide d'Aaron Swartz vendredi dernier. De nombreuses réactions ont émergé sur internet et les réseaux sociaux en faveur du mouvement open access.

Les réseaux sociaux sont une caisse de résonance puissante et rapide contre des pouvoirs abusifs et cette démonstration se passe encore une fois devant nos yeux aujourd’hui. Mais il est dommage que des extrêmes tels que le suicide d'une personne ou des mesures legislatives aberrantes soient nécessaires à déclencher une réaction à large échelle… La mort d'Aaron Swartz, le 11 janvier 2013, a généré depuis quelques jours une onde sismique se propageant sur internet et les réseaux sociaux. Ce jeune américain de 26 ans avait été condamné en 2012 par la justice américaine. Il y a tout juste un an aujourd’hui, avait lieu le « mercredi noir ». Open Access Is Not for Scientists. It’s for Patients. Hello there! If you enjoy the content on Speaking of Medicine, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Guest blogger Paul Wicks from PatientsLikeMe explores why Open Access is not just for scientists.

By now, every social media channel you pay even the slightest bit of attention to has probably been saturated with requests for you to sign the #openaccess petition, with additional bonus doses delivered every #OAMonday (Open Access Monday). Happily, it worked – the petition has exceeded 25,000 signatures, which means that the White House will issue a response. In the meanwhile, I’ve started to see the issue from a new angle. Image Credit: John Martinez Pavliga at In the past six years, we’ve found that more and more patients are trying to access research studies written about them, including studies where they were participants.

This comment generated an enthusiastic discussion with patients and caregivers, and a number of study abstracts were posted. Open, free access to academic research? This will be a seismic shift | David Willetts. Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales will be helping ensure that the publicly funded portal promotes collaboration and engagement. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty My department spends about £5bn each year funding academic research – and it is because we believe in the fundamental importance of this research that we have protected the science budget for the whole of this parliament. We fund this research because it furthers human knowledge and drives intellectual, social and economic progress. In line with our commitment to open information, tomorrow I will be announcing at the Publishers Association annual meeting that we will make publicly funded research accessible free of charge to readers.

Giving people the right to roam freely over publicly funded research will usher in a new era of academic discovery and collaboration, and will put the UK at the forefront of open research. The challenge is how we get there without ruining the value added by academic publishers. Harvard: we have a problem. This is astonishing. Harvard is one of the best and one of the wealthiest universities in the world but last week its Faculty Advisory Council* announced that it can no longer afford to maintain its subscriptions to academic journals. The announcement was made online by the Council as a message to the academic staff at the university. I have taken the liberty of quoting it in full below. The message is notable since it bears out many of the factors — in terms of costs — that have been highlighted by the Elsevier boycott (though no particular publisher is mentioned in the communiqué). Perhaps this announcement is simply part of a negotiating strategy (one would expect Harvard librarians to be a clever bunch).

This sends an important message (one is tempted to the hyperbole that it may even be a ‘shot heard round the world’): if one of the most prestigious and richest institutions in the world cannot afford its journal subscriptions, then there is a serious problem in academic publishing. 'Enriching' Open Access articles. I've been asked what the relevance is of my previous post to Open Access. The relevance of Utopia Documents to Open Access may not be immediately clear, but it is certainly there. Though Utopia Documents doesn't make articles open that aren't, it provides 'article-of-the-future-like' functionality for any PDFs, OA or not.

It opens them up in terms of Web connectivity, as it were, and it is completely publisher-independent. So PDFs in open repositories – even informal, author-manuscript ones – and from small OA publishers can have the same type of functionality that hitherto only larger publishers could afford to provide, and then only for HTML versions of articles. PDFs are often getting a bad press, as you probably know, yet according to statistics from many publishers, PDFs still represent by far the largest share of scientific article downloads.

The new – wholly renewed – version (2.0) of the Utopia Documents scientific PDF-viewer has now been released. The effects of open access mandates on institutional. SPARC Open Access Program and Speaker Slides. The impact of open access on research and scholarship. Reflections on the Berlin 9 Open Access Conference Heather Joseph + Author Affiliations The recent Berlin 9 Open Access Conference1 presented a striking reflection of the evolution of the scholarly community’s attitude towards open access. No debate, no controversy—this meeting of high-level research funders, policy makers, university administrators, librarians, publishers, and scholars focused squarely on the impact that open access can have on each phase of the research process.

Hosted by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and sponsored by a broad spectrum of organizations from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Marine Biological Laboratory to SPARC, the meeting underscored the central role that open access now plays as part of the research infrastructure in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in the hard sciences. This thematic evolution reached a new level at the U.S-based meeting.

Open access as key element of the research infrastructure A call to action. Berlin Open Access Conference 2012 - Home. It’s time to abolish academic publishers. The Guardian reported that publishers like Springer, Elsevier and others make 42% profits. If you know anything about the business world, that’s amazing. And of course, commenters have been scandalized. In my view, there’s no crime in making a healthy profit by providing something that people willingly buy. The high profit margins do point at a profound problem with academic publishing: the reliance on an archaic business format. In previous centuries, journal publishers used to provide a vital service. Since academic journals were only bought by scholars and libraries, the system relied on a lot of volunteer labor.

As the university system grew and became wealthier, publishers learned you could charge quite a bit for journals. As long as we replied on paper, we needed to live with this situation. It’s called the Internet. This is not a fantasy. So the next time you see high journal prices, stop complaining. Like this: Like Loading... GAGA06: "RT @AmSciForum: The Open ..." « David Lipman on Open Genomics | L’édition électronique de Marin Dacos et Pierre Mounier | L'édit. Aujourd’hui sort également aux éditions La découverte dans la collection , le livre de et de : . En voici un avant-goût : Avertissement « Un guide de voyage ressemble un peu à un instantané. À peine a-t-on imprimé le livre que la situation a déjà évolué.

Les prix augmentent, les horaires changent, les bonnes adresses se déprécient et les mauvaises font faillite… » On connaît la mise en garde qu’un célèbre éditeur de guides de voyage adresse à ses lecteurs en tête de chacun des ouvrages qu’il publie. À notre tour donc d’avertir nos lecteurs du caractère périssable de certaines informations contenues dans cet ouvrage. Table des matières Introduction I – Le droit d’auteur à l’épreuve du numérique - Introduction - Du droit de propriété intellectuelle aux DRM : la technologisation du droit d’auteur Le Kindle, 1984 et La Ferme des animaux, Quelle continuité de l’analogique au numérique ?

Le droit d’auteur dans le numérique : les DRM, Cinq exceptions et trois étapes, Le code, c’est la loi, Conclusion. Les archives ouvertes : 10 ans après, où en est-on ? | L'édition. Intervenant : Gabriel Gallezot mercredi 9 septembre 2009 – 9h-10h (amphi Charve – Université St Charles) Du 7 au 11 septembre, le Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte organise son Université d’été de l’édition électronique ouverte. Nous mettons à votre disposition les enregistrements des conférences et des cours donnés durant cette semaine de formation. Ces podcasts ont été réalisés par Élodie Picard, Pierre-Alain Mignot et Christophe Bonijol. 10 ans se sont écoulés depuis la Convention de Santa Fe au cours de laquelle les bases des archives ouvertes ont été jetées. Depuis cette date, les initiatives se sont multipliées, à l’intersection de trois notions : Open Archives, Open Access, Open Archive Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).

Souvent confondues, ces trois notions renvoient pourtant à des réalités distinctes, quoique reliées entre elles. Et l’évolution de chacune d’elle a parfois suivi un chemin propre. Imprimer ce billet. Welcome to OATAO (Open Archive Toulouse Archive Ouverte)