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  • Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing - OASPA


    A work in progress from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME). Our organisations have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form…

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  • Mythbusting 101: Reflecting on a Year of Open | UTA Libraries


    From Michelle Reed via the IRIS Blog: Earlier this year, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) published “OER Mythbusting.” The document identifies seven common myths related to open educational resources (OER) and presents facts to counter the myths. In my discussions with UTA faculty and administrators about OER over the past year, I’ve…

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  • Of note in College and Research Libraries News Vol 78, No 11 (2017)


    There are several Scholarly Communications related topics in the latest issue of C&RL news: The University of Southern California Voltaire Letters: A polymathic multimodal digital project Danielle Mihram Textbooks on open reserve: A pilot project Dolores Skowronek Beyond buttonology: Digital humanities, digital pedagogy, and the ACRL Framework John E. Russell, Merinda Kaye Hensley Open access,…

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  • ADD Your Comments to the Digital Preservation Declaration of Shared Values | DuraSpace


    From Carol Minton Morris via Duraspace: The digital preservation landscape is one of a multitude of choices that vary widely in terms of purpose, scale, cost, and complexity. Over the past year a group of collaborating organizations united in the commitment to digital preservation have come together to explore how we can better communicate with…

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  • Open Educational Resources - Babson Survey Research Group


    From the Babson Survey Research Group, the third annual report in this series: Responses from over 2,700 U.S. faculty paint both a "Good news" and a "Bad news" picture for the role of open educational resources (OER) in U.S. higher education. The levels of awareness of OER, the licensing tied to it, and overall adoption of…

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  • Copyright in 2018 | Information Today


    From Corilee Christou via Information Today: This year began with a new presidential administration, a new congressional term, and a U.S. Copyright Office without a permanent Register of Copyrights. Several copyright-related legislative proposals were brought forward but not finalized in 2017, and they remain on the legislative calendar for 2018. Here are some predictions from…

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  • Open Access: What should the priorities be today? | Open and Shut


    From the Open and Shut blog by Richard Poynder: This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), the meeting that led to the launch of the open access movement, and which defined open access thus: “By ‘open access’ to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users…

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  • What library publishing looks like in 2017 – Excerpt from the Library Publishing Directory…


    From Melanie Schlosser via the LPC Blog: Each year, the Directory Committee mines the Directory data set in order to highlight trends and unique aspects of library publishing. In our fifth year, the trends and tendencies pointed out in previous introductions have started to reveal themselves as enduring characteristics and essential features of the library publishing landscape. We…

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  • OJS is not for sale | Public Knowledge Project


    From Kevin at PKP: With the recent acquisition of bepress by multinational publishing giant Elsevier, we’ve been asked by a number of people, some in jest, others less so, if OJS is next, given its substantial share of the journal platform market. As the title of this piece indicates, OJS is most definitely not for…

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  • States mandate OER and affordable textbook labeling, but challenges remain | Inside Higher Ed


    From Mark Lieberman via Inside Higher Ed: Four states -- California, Oregon, Texas and Washington -- have in recent years passed legislation requiring institutions to add labels in course schedules and online registration systems for courses that use free textbooks or open educational resources (OER). Scattered institutions outside those four states have begun this process as well.…

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