JISC ITT: Study of Benefits of Open Access to Scholarly Research Outputs to the Voluntary and Community Sectors : JISC

“The JISC invites tenders to conduct a study of the benefits of Open Access (OA) to scholarly research outputs to Voluntary and Community Sectors in the UK.

The aims of the study are:

To present the best evidence available of the benefits of OA to voluntary and community-based organisations.
To quantify, where possible, any financial benefits that have accrued.
To provide case studies of voluntary or community-based organisations which have realised benefits from OA.”

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OpenAccess expliqué en vidéo

“An open access article and a closed access article meet for the first time. Since the closed access article has never heard of open access to scientific and scholarly information, the open access article has to explain it to him. (This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.) “

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Dépôts sur Hal-SHS : le cap des 29 000 est franchi | Les carnets du SID

“En fouinant un peu dans les statistiques, on peut voir que le trio de tête des disciplines qui déposent le plus sont l’économie et finances, la linguistique et les sciences de l’éducation. Et que, sans (grande) surprise, les plus gros contributeurs sont des ITA, documentalistes pour la plupart, chargés notamment de la valorisation des publis de leur labo, d’une collection de working papers ou plus récemment, d’actes de congrès. Cependant, l’auto-archivage est majoritaire – très légèrement mais c’est important de le noter.

Du côté de la consultation (consultation des fichiers déposés), le trio de tête des disciplines, en-dehors des consultations des sciences de l’information avec Archivesic, sont la sociologie, l’économie et finances et l’histoire.”

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ELSEVIER -Université Pierre et Marie CURIE – Sciences et Médecine – UPMC – Paris

“L’UPMC « reste très critique vis-à-vis du modèle économique que tente d’imposer Elsevier », souligne l’université. « Elsevier impose une offre globale dont le coût augmente de 5 % à 10 % par an, sans que les universités aient le choix de leurs abonnements. L’UPMC revendique la possibilité d’abandonner les abonnements qui ne servent plus et de passer du support papier au numérique. »

De fait, remarque l’UPMC, « à l’issue de cette négociation difficile, Elsevier continue de privilégier l’abonnement à la totalité de sa Freedom collection (plus de 2 500 revues de niveau scientifique très variable) en proposant des tarifs dissuasifs pour les choix sélectifs que souhaiteraient pratiquer les établissements en fonction de leurs profils scientifiques. L’UPMC n’a pu obtenir aucun engagement en ce sens de la part d’Elsevier pour l’ensemble de la communauté scientifique française. »”

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Publishers withdraw 2500 journals from free access scheme in Bangladesh — Kmietowicz 342 — bmj.com

“Five publishers have withdrawn free access to more than 2500 health and biomedical online journals from institutions in Bangladesh. One research leader has described the situation as “very discouraging.”

From 4 January Elsevier Journals withdrew access in Bangladesh to 1610 of its publications, including the Lancet stable of journals, which had been available through the World Health Organization’s Health Inter-Network for Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) programme. HINARI was set up in 2002 to enable not for profit institutions in developing countries to gain access online to more than 7000 biomedical and health titles either free or at very low cost.

Springer has withdrawn 588 of its journals from the programme in Bangladesh and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 299 journals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Animal Science have withdrawn access to, respectively, two and three of their journals. “

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OASIS – Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook

“OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies. As such, it is a community-building as much as a resource-building exercise. Users are encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use. Open Access is evolving, and we invite the growing world-wide community to take part in this exciting global movement.”

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