The American Society of Civil Engineers has hired a firm called Digimarc to police the uploading of publisher PDF versions of their articles on personal or university websites. The take-down notices have gone out to many universities around the world. For more information: General information: http://torrentfreak.com/publishers-targets-university-researchers-pirating-articles-140516/ Information about these take-down… read more
Archives for May 2014
OA Symposium summary-day two
Day two of the UNT OA Symposium was just as great as day one. Here’s my summary of the talking points for the day. Note-I was listening, taking notes, and thinking about how to implement some of this on our campus all at the same time. So, I may have… read more
OA Symposium summary-day one
Day one of the 2014 UNT OA Symposium was jam-packed with amazing speakers. Here’s my summary of the talking points for the day. Note: I was listening, taking notes, and thinking about how to implement some of this on our campus all at the same time. So, I may have misunderstood some… read more
Why OA is important
If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know that we think that open access is an important issue. Too many important scholarly works are locked up behind paywalls where only those with subscriptions may access them. This means a lot of people outside of large research universities run into… read more
What are we spending on OA?
The Australian Open Access Support Group just published a blog post titled, “What are we spending on OA publication?“. The post talks about the difficulties in trying to pin down accurate numbers for article processing charges (APCs) in OA journals; not to mention the charges from hybrid journals.