Spotlight on Open Access Books at COASP 2012 | Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association

 » In the first of 3 funding models, Marin Dacos presented OpenEdition Freemium in which the basic services are free (i.e. basic access to books) and advanced premium subscription services (i.e. freemium = free + premium) finance the entire platform. This offer, Dacos exlains, guarantees maximum distribution of academic texts via free-access, while financing the publication activity through the premium services. The model has been recently proposed to libraries, who, according to Dacos, have been positive in their feedback. OpenEdition books will be launched at the end of the year. More than 50% of the books on this platform will be available Open Access where the remaining 50% will be available for different forms of unlocking (e.g. unglue.it or Knowledge Unlatched).

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Global Open Access Portal | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

« The Global Open Access Portal (GOAP), funded by the Governments of Colombia, Denmark, Norway, and the United States Department of State, presents a current snapshot of the status of Open Access (OA) to scientific information around the world. For countries that have been more successful implementing Open Access, the portal highlights critical success factors and aspects of the enabling environment. For countries and regions that are still in the early stages of Open Access development, the portal identifies key players, potential barriers and opportunities.

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Les chiffres du libre accès sur OpenEdition : 9313 articles publiés en libre accès ces 12 derniers mois

« En 2010, nous avons publié 6 613 articles en libre accès, puis 8 279 en 2011. Au cours des 12 derniers mois, les revues membres de la plateforme Revues.org ont publié 9 313 articles en libre accès. Ces chiffres ne mentionnent que les articles, pas les autres types de documents publiés en libre accès, comme les comptes rendus de lecture, par exemple. Chaque année, la proportion d’articles en libre accès sur Revues.org augmente. Les mécanismes que nous déployons en faveur du libre accès portent leurs fruits.

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Les chiffres du libre accès sur OpenEdition

« En 2010, nous avons publié 6 613 articles en libre accès, puis 8 279 en 2011. Au cours des 12 derniers mois, les revues membres de la plateforme Revues.org ont publié 9 313 articles en libre accès. Ces chiffres ne mentionnent que les articles, pas les autres types de documents publiés en libre accès, comme les comptes rendus de lecture, par exemple. Chaque année, la proportion d’articles en libre accès sur Revues.org augmente. Les mécanismes que nous déployons en faveur du libre accès portent leurs fruits.

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Three things open access is not | Scholarly Communications @ Duke

« Lots of news stories and emails flying around about open access in the past few weeks, and as I tried to think what theme might bring them together, I realized that I wanted to talk about three things that open access is not.  Here they are:

First, open access is not more prone to abuse than other types of publishing.  We hear a lot about “predatory” open access journals, and recently we have also heard a lot about fraud and retracted articles from traditional journals.  We need to connect the dots and realize that both systems can be abused, just as all systems devised by human agents can be. »

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How Open Is It? Open Access Spectrum (OAS) – Un guide permettant de graduer l’ouverture des publications scientifiques #nuancier

« PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to create a guide that identifies the core components of OA and how they are implemented across the spectrum between “Open Access” and “Closed Access”. The guide provides an easily understandable, comprehensive, and quantifiable resource to help authors make informed decisions on where to publish based on publisher policies. In addition, funders and other organizations will have a resource that indicates criteria for what level of OA is required for their policies and mandates. »

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COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories

« COAR, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories, is a young, fast growing association of repository initiatives launched in October 2009, uniting and representing 90 institutions worldwide (Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America). Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and application of research outputs through global networks of Open Access digital repositories. »

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Position du Conseil scientifique d’OpenEdition sur le libre accès

« Dans le cadre des Assises de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, le conseil scientifique d’OpenEdition (Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) souhaite attirer l’attention du gouvernement français sur la situation du libre accès (Open Access) à la littérature scientifique.

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