MIT, guided by open access principles, ends Elsevier negotiations | MIT News

“Standing by its commitment to provide equitable and open access to scholarship, MIT has ended negotiations with Elsevier for a new journals contract. Elsevier was not able to present a proposal that aligned with the principles of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts. 

Developed by the MIT Libraries in collaboration with the Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research and the Committee on the Library System in October 2019, the MIT Framework is grounded in the conviction that openly sharing research and educational materials is key to the Institute’s mission of advancing knowledge and bringing that knowledge to bear on the world’s greatest challenges. It affirms the overarching principle that control of scholarship and its dissemination should reside with scholars and their institutions, and aims to ensure that scholarly research outputs are openly and equitably available to the broadest possible audience, while also providing valued services to the MIT community. …”

The TRUST Principles – An RDA Community Effort | RDA

“An RDA community effort has led to the development and publication, in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, of the article, “The TRUST Principles for digital repositories”. These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially those responsible for the stewardship of research data. Guidance for each of the TRUST Principles is reproduced below.”

The TRUST Principles – An RDA Community Effort | RDA

“An RDA community effort has led to the development and publication, in Nature Research’s Scientific Data, of the article, “The TRUST Principles for digital repositories”. These principles offer guidance for maintaining the trustworthiness of digital repositories, especially those responsible for the stewardship of research data. Guidance for each of the TRUST Principles is reproduced below.”

Open Publishing Festival 2020: Open Infrastructure principles for third party involvement – YouTube

“In the past years, principles around open scholarly infrastructure have been proposed to provide guidance on development and procurement of services, among others by SPARC NA. As a next step, in the Netherlands, a set of guidelines, now under open consultation, will inform future terms and conditions for collaborations with third parties on research information.

These guiding principles address: – ownership of (meta)data – enduring access – trusted and transparent provenance – open collaboration with the market – interoperability – community-owned governance But how do these resonate with service providers? If the recent result of the Dutch negotiations with Elsevier shows anything, it is that there are multiple interpretations as to what collaboration on open science infrastructure means. In this session, we intend to have a discussion with open science specialists and providers of open scholarly infrastructure. Do for-profit and non-profit providers have different interests in this regard? Will these principle-based collaborations fit the goals of open science? Organized by Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Jeroen Sondervan (Utrecht University Library).”

Open Access – Western Libraries – Western University

Undated, but apparently summer of 2018.

“Open Access is the barrier-free, immediate availability of research outputs coupled with the rights to fully use and build upon these outputs. Open access works are available at no cost to all readers, and are licensed to allow users to retain, reuse, revise, redistribute, or remix the work without seeking permission.

At Western Libraries we support open culture and partner with researchers in identifying open avenues for disseminating research into the global knowledge base. Our support for Open Access is rooted in our commitment to:

Increase the visibility and impact of Western University research on a national and global scale.
Facilitate equitable access to scholarly materials for the betterment of society, regardless of location, affiliation, or status.
Enable interdisciplinary research collaboration.
Create opportunities for innovative scholarship through sharing and reuse of research outputs.
Make publicly funded research available to communities beyond the Academy….”

Open Access – Western Libraries – Western University

Undated, but apparently summer of 2018.

“Open Access is the barrier-free, immediate availability of research outputs coupled with the rights to fully use and build upon these outputs. Open access works are available at no cost to all readers, and are licensed to allow users to retain, reuse, revise, redistribute, or remix the work without seeking permission.

At Western Libraries we support open culture and partner with researchers in identifying open avenues for disseminating research into the global knowledge base. Our support for Open Access is rooted in our commitment to:

Increase the visibility and impact of Western University research on a national and global scale.
Facilitate equitable access to scholarly materials for the betterment of society, regardless of location, affiliation, or status.
Enable interdisciplinary research collaboration.
Create opportunities for innovative scholarship through sharing and reuse of research outputs.
Make publicly funded research available to communities beyond the Academy….”

Open Values | University Library

“IUPUI University Library supports and promotes the concept of open culture. This includes research, digital collections and data, publications, scholarly products, and technological resources. In doing so, we seek to create, curate, and share, whenever possible, work that is barrier-free and immediately available to anyone with access to the internet. In addition, we advocate that producers of such work allow the re-use and re-design of their work by the public through open licensing.

This commitment to openness is a tangible reflection of our belief that access to and creation of resources should be available to all regardless of education level, geographic location, organizational affiliation, socioeconomic status, and traditionally disadvantaged groups in alignment with the UL Diversity Statement. Accordingly, we support our community in the creation of open resources and facilitate equitable access to those resources.

We also acknowledge that open knowledge is in the economic interest of the Library and our campus. It allows us to invest our resources in our institution and its unique content and research strengths, thus enhancing the well-being of the institution and the state of Indiana.

We aim to create a culture of openness on our campus. To that end, we support our community in contributing to the open knowledge landscape through promoting open access publishing, open content, open data, and open educational resources. We educate our community about the value of openness in the free exchange of information and how to find and use open resources.

To demonstrate our values, we commit to: …”

Open Values | University Library

“IUPUI University Library supports and promotes the concept of open culture. This includes research, digital collections and data, publications, scholarly products, and technological resources. In doing so, we seek to create, curate, and share, whenever possible, work that is barrier-free and immediately available to anyone with access to the internet. In addition, we advocate that producers of such work allow the re-use and re-design of their work by the public through open licensing.

This commitment to openness is a tangible reflection of our belief that access to and creation of resources should be available to all regardless of education level, geographic location, organizational affiliation, socioeconomic status, and traditionally disadvantaged groups in alignment with the UL Diversity Statement. Accordingly, we support our community in the creation of open resources and facilitate equitable access to those resources.

We also acknowledge that open knowledge is in the economic interest of the Library and our campus. It allows us to invest our resources in our institution and its unique content and research strengths, thus enhancing the well-being of the institution and the state of Indiana.

We aim to create a culture of openness on our campus. To that end, we support our community in contributing to the open knowledge landscape through promoting open access publishing, open content, open data, and open educational resources. We educate our community about the value of openness in the free exchange of information and how to find and use open resources.

To demonstrate our values, we commit to: …”

Microsoft is Launching an Open Data Campaign

“Today, Microsoft is launching an Open Data Campaign to help address the looming “data divide” and help organizations of all sizes to realize the benefits of data and the new technologies it powers. We believe everyone can benefit from opening, sharing and collaborating around data to make better decisions, improve efficiency and even help tackle some of the world’s most pressing societal challenges.

The goal of our campaign is to advance a much-needed discussion about how the world uses and shares data. To start, today we’re announcing three steps:

First, we’re publishing new principles that will guide how Microsoft itself approaches sharing our data with others.
Second, we’re committing to take action by developing 20 new collaborations built around shared data by 2022. This includes work with leading organizations in the open data movement like the Open Data Institute and The Governance Lab (GovLab) at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. And we’ll seek to lead by example by making our Microsoft social impact initiatives “open by default,” beginning with sharing data on broadband access from our Airband initiative and combining it with data from others to help accelerate improvements in broadband connectivity.
Finally, we’ll invest in the essential assets that will make data sharing easier, including the required tools, frameworks and templates….”