Open Access versus public closed gardens of Academic Publishers
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JSTOR: where does your money go? 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?
Open Access: an Introduction Chris Hartgerink. CC Creative Commons. EU law introduces a genuine right to reuse public data. Wikileaks : Grand Jury forced Aaron Swartz's... Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Quinn Norton. A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution.
If you haven't been following the case, start with the editor's note for context. Quinn Norton's grand jury subpoena (Quinn Norton). Once your life is inside a federal investigation, there is no space outside of it. The only private thing is your thoughts, and even they don't feel safe anymore. Every word you speak or write can be used, manipulated, or played like a card against your future and the future of those you love. Editor's Note to Quinn Norton's Account of the Aaron Swartz Investigation - Alexis C. Madrigal. 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. Quin Norton subpoena. Economist: 1998Publishing, perishing, and peer review. Robert Maxwell. Ian Robert Maxwell, MC (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP).
He rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. His death revealed huge discrepancies in his companies' finances, including the Mirror Group pension fund, which Maxwell had fraudulently misappropriated. He escaped from Nazi occupation, joining the Czechoslovak Army in exile in World War II and then fighting in the British Army where he was decorated. Slideshare: Björn Brembs What's wrong with scholarly publishing today. Björn Brembs (@brembs) sur Twitter. George Monbiot "Show Me The Money"
We have a democratic right to know who is funding public advocacy.
By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 18th October 2011. Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist | George Monbiot. Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the western world?
Whose monopolistic practices make Walmart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch a socialist? You won't guess the answer in a month of Sundays. While there are plenty of candidates, my vote goes not to the banks, the oil companies or the health insurers, but – wait for it – to academic publishers. GeorgeMonbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) sur Twitter. Advalvas: Wetenschappers willen niet langer gratis werken. FoliaWeb: open access vs big science publishers. Wetenschap25 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. Iedere klik op Science kost een fortuin. 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. Wetenschappelijke uitgevers als Elsevier, Springer en Wiley-Blackwell zijn de meest “meedogenloze kapitalisten”, vele malen erger dan banken, oliemaatschappijen en zorgverzekeraars, schreef een columnist van de Britse krant The Guardian onlangs.
Het door de columnist zo verafschuwde systeem werkt als volgt: academisch onderzoek, betaald door u en ik, wordt in de vorm van artikelen onbezoldigd aangeleverd door wetenschappers aan wetenschappelijke tijdschriften. Elsevier. Elsevier: A MESSAGE TO THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY: JOURNAL PRICES, DISCOUNTS AND ACCESS. 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. The essence of our work is to create and sustain journals that make it possible for researchers to have their work efficiently reviewed, enhanced, validated, recognized, discovered and made highly accessible, in perpetuity, to readers in virtually every country of the world. It’s work that is both complex and investment-intensive, performed by Elsevier employees working for a vast global community of more than 7,000 journal editors, 70,000 editorial board members, 300,000 reviewers and 600,000 authors.
Elsevier. Elsevier B.V.
(Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛlzəvir]) is an academic publishing company which publishes medical and scientific literature. It is a part of the Reed Elsevier group. Based in Amsterdam, the company has operations in the United Kingdom, USA, Brazil and elsewhere. Find Contributions. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) U.S. House. There was an internal error, and the results displayed may not be what you requested. If this problem persists, please contact us. Carolyn Maloney is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services.In the 112th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.In the 111th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services.In the 110th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.In the 109th Congress, Carolyn Maloney was a member of the House Committee on Government Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services.
Carolyn Maloney can be contacted at 202-225-7944. Carolyn B. Maloney. Early life, education and career Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the daughter of Christine Elizabeth (née Clegg) and Ralph George Bosher. she attended Greensboro College. After graduating, she visited New York City in 1970 and decided to stay. 112th Congress (2011-2012. Research Bought, Then Paid For. The Association of American Publishers. Association of American Publishers. 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 CEO from 1997 until 2009. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research.
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 : The NIH Public Access Policy ensures that the public has access to the published results of NIH funded research. It requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the digital archive PubMed Central upon acceptance for publication .
To help advance science and improve human health, the Policy requires that these papers are accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication. Plagiarist or Puppet? US Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s reprehensible defense of Elsevier’s Research Works Act. There has been lots of activity this week surrounding the “Research Works Act“, a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives that seeks to end the NIH’s Public Access Policy. Despite the flurry of attention to the bill, its authors – Reps Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) have remained silent (save a brief twitter exchange between Issa and Tim O’Reilly).
That changed today when a letter from Rep. Maloney defending the bill was published on the blog of Harvard researcher Alex Kentis (she was responding to his expression of opposition to the bill). Twitter conversation with timoreilly. Elsevier-funded NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney Wants to Deny Americans Access to Taxpayer Funded Research. @mbeisen. Time to terminate the "Research Works Act" which aims to terminate public access to publicly-funded science?
Elsevier — my part in its downfall « Gowers's Weblog. Making the most of a challenging year. To Boycott or Not to Boycott | March 2013. Results of publicly funded research will be open access – science minister | Science. Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor | Science. Mike Taylor - Palaeontology Publications. Scienceguide: Academic publishers “declare war on science” Locked in the Ivory Tower: Why JSTOR Imprisons Academic Research - Laura McKenna - Business. Wetenschappers in actie tegen uitgever Elsevier. Un-cripple science with open access.
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Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities - Technology. VOX: Open Access (1): Drie redenen waarom uitgevers het goed hebben bekeken. VOX: Open Access (2) – de mitsen en maren. VOX: Blackboard. Why open access makes no sense | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional. Commercial enclosure: Whatever happened to open access? MiedemaF : Het Open Access verdienmodel... Is een gratis wetenschapsblad niet onbetaalbaar? - Ware Wetenschap. Dekker wil open access doordrukken Open Access: Going for Gold | Toespraak. ScienceGuide: The end of the paywall. Staatssecretaris Dekker vergelijkt open access met Spotify.