NZGOAL (New Zealand Government Open Access and Licensing) framework | ICT.govt.nz

“NZGOAL is guidance for agencies to follow when releasing copyright works and non-copyright material for re-use by others.

It aims to standardise the licensing of government copyright works for re-use using Creative Commons licences and recommends statements for non-copyright material….”

Open Science, Open Data, Open Source: 21st century research skills for the life sciences by Pedro L. Fernandes and Rutger A. Vos | 2017 · GitBook

“Who is this for? The goal of these resources is to give a bird’s eye view of the developments in open scientific research. That is, we cover both social developments (e.g. the culture in various communities) as well as technological ones. As such, no part of the contents are especially in-depth or geared towards advanced users of specific practices or tools. Nevertheless, certain sections are more relevant to some people than to others. Specifically: The most interesting sections for Graduate students will be about navigating the literature, managing evolving projects, and publishing and reviewing. Lab technicians may derive the most benefit from the sections about capturing data, working with reproducibility in mind and sharing data. For data scientists, the sections on organizing computational projects as workflows, managing versions of data and source code, open source software development, and data representation will be most relevant. Principal investigators may be most interested in the sections on data management, data sharing, and coping with evolving projects. Scientific publishers may be interested to know how scientists navigate the literature, what the expectations are for enhanced publications, and the needs for data publishing. Science funders and policy makers may easily find value in the capturing data, data management, data sharing and navigating the literature. Science communicators may be more interested in exploring the content by starting with navigating the literature, working with reproducibility in mind and sharing data….”

Open and Shut?: Realising the BOAI vision: Peter Suber’s Advice

Peter Suber’s high-priority recommendations for advancing OA.

Open and Shut?: Achieving the BOAI Vision: Possible Actions for Realization

“A great deal of water has passed under the bridge since 2002, but as 2017 draws to an end what should the stakeholders of scholarly communication be doing now to fully realise the vision outlined at the Budapest meeting?…Today I am publishing the response I received from Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/ Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library and affiliate faculty in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.”

EDP Sciences – French academics to benefit from national open access deal with EDP Sciences

“Paris, France 12 December 2017. Supported by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, EDP Sciences and Couperin.org the national consortium for academics in France, have signed a significant 5-year open access deal. Through this deal, all authors from French institutions participating in the agreement, including world leading research centers, universities and engineering schools are now able to choose to publish their articles under an open access CC-BY license in a large selection of EDP Sciences journals regardless of whether their institution has a current subscription or not.”

EDP Sciences – French academics to benefit from national open access deal with EDP Sciences

“Paris, France 12 December 2017. Supported by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, EDP Sciences and Couperin.org the national consortium for academics in France, have signed a significant 5-year open access deal. Through this deal, all authors from French institutions participating in the agreement, including world leading research centers, universities and engineering schools are now able to choose to publish their articles under an open access CC-BY license in a large selection of EDP Sciences journals regardless of whether their institution has a current subscription or not.”

IGNTP releases Open Data

“The International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP), established in 1948, is working towards major new editions of the Gospel according to John and the Pauline Epistles using the latest digital tools. The focus of work for these projects is at ITSEE in the University of Birmingham. In a move towards making its data openly available, the IGNTP has now released 350 of its transcriptions of Greek New Testament manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution licence, meaning that these files are freely available for re-use.”

CC & Government Guide: Using Creative Commons 3.0 Australia Licences on Government Copyright Materials – Version details – Trove

“This guide explains how copyright law applies to Australian government material, how copyright can be managed to facilitate beneficial open access practices by government, how CC licenses can be used to achieve open access to government material, and provides practical step-by-step guidance for agencies and their officers on licensing and use of government copyright materials under CC 3.0 Australia licences.”

Open-access journals broken down by CC license

“Total number of OA journals listed [in the DOAJ] today = 10,567…

Here’s the breakdown by CC license, in descending order from the most popular:

CC-BY = 4,633 = 43.8%

CC-BY-NC-ND = 2,361 = 22.3%

CC-BY-NC = 1,768 = 16.7%

CC-BY-NC-SA = 677 = 6.4%

CC-BY-SA = 585 = 5.5%

CC-BY-ND = 94 = 0.8%

Total with CC licenses = 10,024 = 94.8%

Total without CC licenses = 543 = 5.1%…”