Archive for the 'open access' Category

World Bank, Open Access and Creative Commons

April 11, 2012

The World Bank has decided to publish all its research output in Open Access under a Creative Commons license. The repository will be fully interoperable with other major international repositories such as RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), SSRN and Economists Online.

Source: Creative Commons

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Open Access after 12 months for economical research

March 15, 2012

The UK’s Research Councils (RCUK), who spend about 3 billion Euro per year for research funding, have proposed a revised policy on Open Access which further clarifies their definition of Open Access and strengthens some of the criteria that must be satisfied.

In particular, the policy permits an embargo of not longer than 12 months in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences (incl. Economics) and 6 months in all other disciplines, until peer reviewed research papers must be made freely available. This means for example, that researchers in Economics, who are funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), are required to publish their research results in an Open Access version no longer than 1 year after the original publication.

Bron: Econstor

World Bank opens data

May 31, 2010

The World Bank has decided to publish in open access 2,000 statistics on finances, trade, health, poverty and education. Users can consult and download complete datasets and indicators of countries. In the past users had to pay for these data.
source: InformatieProfessional

Rules for Open Access

April 27, 2008

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has launched a seal for Open Access together with SPARC Europe. The seal must set standards for Open Access Journals. Creative Commons By (CC-By)  License is proposed by SPARC Europe. The second strand of the Seal is that journals should provide metadata for all their articles to the DOAJ.

(Source DOAJ)

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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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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Campaign for Free Learning Materials Online

January 24, 2008

A coalition of educators, foundations, and internet pioneers urged governments and publishers to make publicly-funded educational materials available freely over the internet.

Read more: “Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online
Read also: “Teachers, Students, Web Gurus, and Foundations Launch Campaign to Transform Education, Call for Free, Adaptable Learning Materials Online