Archive for March, 2008

Belgium top country to do academic research

March 6, 2008

Readers of The Scientist voted Belgium as the best place to do academic research.

The Scientist: “This year Belgium ranked top country to do academic research, for the first time in the survey’s history. …”

New library catalogue wants to be the biggest

March 4, 2008

Open Library wants to be bigger then WorldCat. Open Library is a cooperation between young entrepreneur Swartz (21) and the Internet Archive.

Positive evaluation EC for proposal Open Access Publishing

March 4, 2008

The European Commission announced that the proposal from Amsterdam University Press together with five European University Presses within the eContentplus Programme, has been selected for negotiations on funding. The opening of negotiations starts in March 2008. Completion of negotiations, award decision and signature of grant agreements are expected in May 2008.

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Brockhaus free on the web

March 4, 2008

Famous German encyclopedia Brockhaus can be consulted for free on the web from 15th of april on.

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Harvard goes open access

March 4, 2008

In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit.

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Copyprotection does not really protect

March 4, 2008

Some of the largest book publishers in the world are stripping away the anticopying software on digital downloads of audio books.

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