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  • Elsevier CEO Kumsal Bayazit Debuts at Charleston - The Scholarly Kitchen


    From in: Preview: On Thursday morning, Elsevier’s new CEO Kumsal Bayazit debuted in front of a librarian audience with a keynote address at the Charleston Conference. Bayazit stepped up to the podium amid high expectations. Her predecessor Ron Mobed retired earlier this year, as renewals with major accounts, including the University of California system, appeared…

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  • The Writing on the Unpaywall | Library Babel Fish


    From Barbara Fister in Library Babel Fish: Preview: Since it’s Open Access Week, I finally got around to reading a paper I’d bookmarked a few weeks back, “The Future of OA: A Large-Scale Analysis Projecting Open Access Publication and Readership.” Written by Heather Piwowar, Jason Priem, and Richard Orr, the wizards behind Our Research, a…

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  • Differentiating Between Open Access and Open Educational Resources | VTechWorks


    From Anita Walz: Preview: Differentiating open access and open educational resource can be a challenge in some contexts. Excellent resources such as "How Open Is It?: A Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals" (CC BY) https://sparcopen.org/our-work/howopenisit created by SPARC, PLOS, and OASPA greatly aid us in understanding the relative openness of journals. However, visual…

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  • SPARC Releases Connect OER Annual Report for 2018-2019 - SPARC


    From SPARC: Preview: SPARC is pleased to release our 2018-2019 Connect OER Annual Report, which offers insights about OER activities across North America. This year’s report examines the current state of OER activities featuring data from 132 institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Our intent is that these insights will help inform SPARC members, open…

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  • OA in the Open: Community Needs and Perspectives | LIS Scholarship Archive Works |


    From Rebecca Kennison, Judy Ruttenberg, Yasmeen Shorish, and Liz Thompson in LIS Scholarship Archive Works: Abstract: The National Forum described here was proposed as a first step in surfacing community requirements and principles toward a collective open access (OA) collection development system. The Forum asked participants to envision a collective funding environment for libraries to…

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  • Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public…


    From Karl Bode in Motherboard Tech by VICE: Preview: A coalition of archivists, activists, and libraries are working overtime to make it easier to identify the many books that are secretly in the public domain, digitize them, and make them freely available online to everyone. The people behind the effort are now hoping to upload…

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  • A 21st Century Solution to the Serials Crisis: White paper | Scholastica


    From Scholastica: Preview: As the cost of academic journals continues to rise, institutions and individual scholars are increasingly at risk of losing access to leading research. Time is running out to break this dangerous cycle. This white paper brings together key literature and insights from 5 expert open access (OA) advocates to survey the journal…

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  • A Guest Post from CCC - Top 5 Resources on Transformative Agreements - OASPA


    From Chuck Hemenway in Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association Blog: Preview: Transformative Agreements are a popular topic of conversation these days – but do you ever feel like you need a quick refresher course on the topic? Read, watch, or listen to the items below for a deeper practical understanding of Transformative Agreements, fast. 1.…

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  • Pursuing a new kind of “big deal” with publishers | Inside Higher Ed


    From Lindsay McKenzie in Inside Higher Ed: Preview: Making the transition from paying to read to paying to publish academic research won’t be easy for universities or publishers. But it is possible, attendees at an open-access-publishing event were told Thursday. The University of California, which canceled its “big deal” with publisher Elsevier earlier this year…

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  • Teaching and Learning Without a Textbook: Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Open Educational Resources| International…


    From Hong Lin in International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning: Abstract: Given the upsurge of textbook costs, college students increasingly expect universities and instructors to offer alternatives to traditional textbooks. One textbook alternative is using open educational resources (OER). While OER unquestionably save students money, the question remains whether the adoption of…

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PALNI COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY : ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PALNI has released a public white paper addressing our collaborative IR project. Preview: PALNI’s Executive Director, Scholarly Communications Director, and Institutional Repository Task Force have examined closely the IR landscape and platform options for a cost-effective repository suitable for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) consortium. As a product of this investigation and... Read more »