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"Yale has also taken steps to support open access policies. In May, Yale became the first Ivy to unveil a new policy that allows any internet user to access a catalog of millions of images from University museums, libraries and archives. The University does not restrict how these images are used…."
"The explosion of online, open access collections of ancient texts and artifacts, along with the secondary literature surrounding them, has transformed the speed and manner in which scholars of the ancient world perform their research. Among the various types of electronic resources for the study of the ancient world, open access collections of primary archaeological data—for example, the Archaeology Data Service …and the Archaeobotanical Database… —are a particular boon for researchers, especially those for whom annual fieldwork may not always be possible, in that these collections bring large quantities of raw data directly to the researchers’ fingertips….Multi-institutional and multinational projects such as Open Context…are providing access to this primary archaeological data explicitly so that scholars and students can “easily find and reuse content created by others, which are key to advancing research and education.” …"
"At the request of the DSpace Committers and Developers, the DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) has begun an effort to build a community consensus on improving the metadata support in future DSpace releases. Because there are many different issues, both from an organizational/policy perspective, as well from a code development perspective, we ask for your input to help clarify the priority and focus.
In this brief survey we are interested in identifying which challenges could and should be tackled first. Please do your best to indicate the highest priority level issues for your organization, recognizing that if everything is a priority then there may not be a clear starting point. So even if all of these issues are very important to you, please try to focus on which ones would make your life or the lives of your users and management significantly easier…."
"The movement to make research freely available got a high-profile boost this week with the news that Princeton University’s faculty has unanimously adopted an openaccess policy….“Both the library and members of the faculty, principally in the sciences, have been thinking for some time that we would like to take a concrete step toward making the publications of our extraordinary faculty freely available to a much larger audience and not restricted to those who can afford to pay journal subscription fees,” said Karin Trainer, Princeton’s university librarian. She said they had encountered “no resistance at all” to the idea among faculty members…."
"During my keynote for the Zukunft Personal event in Cologne, I [Steve Wheeler] publicly announced that I would no longer publish my work in closed journals. In truth, the last time one of my papers was published in a pay-to-subscribe journal was quite some time ago. I'm not the first academic who has made this stand and hopefully I won't be the last. Many others now only publish their work in open access journals, and I intend to do the same….For a long time I have felt very strongly that some academic publishers are operating a sharp practice by exploiting the goodwill of scholars. Large groups of lecturers and researchers act as journal authors and reviewers without payment, and then the publishers sell this content on to other academics at grossly inflated prices. Other highly knowledgeable academics give up their time, also for no payment, to review and advise editors on the content, and this can be painstaking work – read this by Martin Weller on the real cost of 'free reviewing'. This is not sustainable and must change. The publishing industry should no longer be allowed to operate such cynical, profiteering business models. The content they sell has been given to them for free by exceptionally skilled academics who have spent their valuable time and energy researching and writing their reports. The price we are expected to pay to read the work of our own community is unjustifiable…."
"The success of any open-source project lies with the community contributing its collective energy, knowledge, enthusiasm, and effort. In the DSpace community valuable contributions come not just from our numerous volunteer developers and committers, but also a group known as the DSpace Community Advisory Team or DCAT. The primary goals of DCAT are to help review and facilitate community discussions about new feature requests and to provide support to the DSpace committer group in producing software releases…."
"Creative Commons is delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Brian Fitzgerald as a new Director of the corporation and member of the Board….Many of you may be familiar with Brian, who has been the legal lead of CC Australia since 2004 and has made an outstanding contribution to the CC and broader open access communities. The adoption of CC licenses by the Australian government, in which he was critically involved, continues to be a leading example of CC implementation, particularly as data management becomes a more and more prominent issue in open access debates…."