Open Access versus public closed gardens of Academic Publishers
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Writing some comments elsewhere about the recent events involving JSTOR, I commented something along the lines of – well, they’re a nonprofit organization unlike most journal publishers. Then, it occured to me, they say that but they’re remarkably reticient. What sort of nonprofit?
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A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution.
We have just published Quinn Norton's account of her life inside the Federal investigation of Aaron Swartz for the alleged crime of downloading too many JSTOR articles too quickly. The story fills in a key time in the investigation, from Swartz's arrest on January 6 until about June of that year. Norton's narrative is deeply personal -- she was romantically involved with Swartz back then -- and it felt correct to let her tell the story her way.
Ian Robert Maxwell MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian -born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP).
We have a democratic right to know who is funding public advocacy. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 18th October 2011
'Though academic libraries have been frantically cutting subscriptions to make ends meet, journals now consume 65% of their budgets.' Photograph: Peter M Fisher/Corbis Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world?
Wetenschap 25 oktober 2011 7:15 | Wetenschappers die subsidie ontvangen van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), moeten hun data voortaan openbaar maken. De NWO, met een budget van ruim een half miljard euro de grootste onderzoeksfinancier van Nederland, wordt mede-eigenaar van de gegevens. ‘Wetenschappers hebben ten onrechte het idee dat de onderzoeksgegevens van henzelf zijn,’ zei Ron Dekker, directeur Instituten bij NWO onlangs in NRC Handelsblad .
Terwijl de universiteit op veel plekken flink moet bezuinigen, is er één kostenpost die elk jaar maar blijft groeien: wetenschappelijke tijdschriften. Uitgevers vragen steeds hogere bedragen voor toegang. Open access-voorvechters leggen deze week uit dat het anders kan.
We pay close attention to the voices of the research community we serve, including those who have responded to an online petition that is putting forward some serious negative judgments about Elsevier. Being criticized by even one researcher, let alone all the signatories of the petition, is difficult for a company whose reason for being is to serve the research community.
Elsevier B.V. ( Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛlzəvir] ) is a publishing company which publishes medical and scientific literature.
Carolyn Maloney is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Carolyn Jane Maloney [ 1 ] (née Bosher; born February 19, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district . She is a member of the Democratic Party .
Elsevier connection via http://pear.ly/h1lMW by Jan 13
taxpayers who already paid for the research would have to pay again to read the results. by Jan 11
The Association of American Publishers ( AAP ) is the national trade association of the American book publishing industry. AAP has more than 300 members, including most of the major commercial publishers in the United States , as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. Former U.S. congresswoman Patricia Schroeder served as the association's outspoken CEO from 1997 until 2009.
In 2008, under bipartisan pressure from Congress to ensure that all Americans would be able to access the results of taxpayer-funded biomedical research, the US National Institutes of Health instituted a Public Access Policy :
http://fb.me/AUuFyN4n scienceguide it all started
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