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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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  • Can we transform scholarly communication with open source and community‐owned infrastructure?|Learned Publishing


    From Alison McGonagle‐O’Connell and Kristen Ratanin in Learned Publishing: Preview: When it comes to infrastructure, scholarly publishing has been slow to evolve, and recent consolidation has weakened the competitive landscape. Publishers are waking up to learn that their most valuable asset – their publishing pipeline and accompanying workflow data – is suddenly owned by a…

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  • Open educational resources, student efficacy, and user perceptions: a synthesis of research published between…


    From John Hilton in Educational Technology Research and Development: Abstract: Although textbooks are a traditional component in many higher education contexts, their increasing price have led many students to forgo purchasing them and some faculty to seek substitutes. One such alternative is open educational resources (OER). This present study synthesizes results from sixteen efficacy and…

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  • Blurring Lines — Considering the Future of Discovery, Access and Business Models in Support…


    From David Parker in Against the Grain:in: Preview: The open educational resources (OER) movement began in the years between 1999 and 2002, during which time Rice launched its precursor to OpenStax and UNESCO’S 2002 forum on open courseware coined the term OER.; Since these early days the pace of growth in adoption of OER, while…

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  • Big Deal Knowledge Base - SPARC


    From SPARC: Preview: This database puts libraries on a more level playing field with vendors by detailing what thousands of peer institutions have paid for journal subscription packages. Institutions can leverage this pricing data, as well as the other resources on this site, to make clearer assessments about the suitability of these Big Deals and…

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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 »