Monthly Archives: February 2012

@ccess for all: Update and Oxford meeting

We now have the Twitter tag @ccess! This is fantastic. Thanks to Tyler Neylon for making this happen. The progress on http://access.okfn.org and http://whoneedsaccess.org is fantastic. On the latter we are getting daily stories from the #scholarlypoor – people who … Continue reading

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What’s the Real Value of a Scholarly Publication? Part I

I've been invited to a very timely meeting in Oxford next week to discuss the future of Scholarship. "Open Science and the Future of Publishing" http://www.evolutionofscience.org/webFlyer.pdf . The question I want to ask is (roughly): "We the public pay 10 … Continue reading

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@ccess: #scholarlypoor: Craig Dylke, teacher and artist

There's an arrogant assumption among many academics that scholarly publishing is produced by academics (maybe 1% of the population) to be read only by other academics (1% of the population) and that no-one else matters. After all why would anyone … Continue reading

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@ccess is launched!

Today we have launched @ccess – a new site, and more importantly a new community – to make scholarly information REALLY LIBRE available. I'll stress to start with that this means all disciplines and all types of information and means … Continue reading

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Boycott Elsevier: Does your institution invest in them?

I am supporting the Boycott against Elsevier (http://thecostofknowledge.com/ ) not only for the reasons given there (exorbitant prices, bundles of unwanted journals, support for SOPA/PIPA/RWA) but also because they exercise monopoly control. This monopoly is supported through restrictive contracts and … Continue reading

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URGENT: US Citizens MUST Sign RWA petition

I'm amazed and saddened that the community has not massively signed the petition against the RWA. (I haven't because I'm not a US citizen). The petition wanted 25,000 signatures and has only got a much smaller amount. It gives the … Continue reading

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101 reasons we need @ccess to BOAI-compliant material: Translation

We've started the @ccess resource and community to make more and hopefully all scholarly material fully BOAI- and OKD-compliant. Anyone can use it for any legal purpose and do anything with it without permission or fear of being sued by … Continue reading

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Avian Malaria. Can Bibsoup and @ccess help? Do penguins get malaria?

We're taking MALARIA as our lead project in @ccess. If you haven't read about @ccess, read the previous post. Many peple are incredibly frustrated by lack of access to the scholarly literature. I call them the "Scholarly Poor". If you … Continue reading

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What is the use of @ccess? Do owls get malaria? Is Wikipedia believable? Who’s Alice Hibbert-Ware?

Yesterday I blogged about our new project in Opening scholarship: @ccess. Several people retweeted it, and one asked "What's @ccess for?" – a good prompt for some more information. @ccess is to discover OPEN scholarly information, to label it, and … Continue reading

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@ccess for everyone. A new initiative in open Scholarship

We have started a really new exciting venture in making scholarship available to everyone. We're starting from scratch. We're still working out details. And "we" means "you". About 3 weeks ago things came to a head. Many people are frustrated … Continue reading

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