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Sally Rumsey, Towards a Knowledge Lifecycle: Populating Repositories “Upstream”, HatCheck Newsletter, December 16, 2008. (Thanks to Fabrizio Tinti.)
@tic is a new peer-reviewed OA journal published by the Universitat de València. Submissions are accepted in Catalan, Spanish, and English. The journal is published under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. The inaugural issue is now available. See also the journal's blog. (Thanks to Literatúrame!.)
Barbara A. Epstein, Open Access: Implications for Evidence-based Practice, Journal of Emergency Nursing, December 2008. Only this outline is OA, at least so far:
The International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art (RIHA) adopted a Resolution on Copyright on November 8, 2008. Excerpt:
Thanks to Klaus Graf for the alert and for collecting together links to similar statements and links more generally to the "art history image permission crisis". Also see our own past posts on permission barriers in art history. Because RIHA generally adopts the recommendations of the British academy, also see our past posts on the BA recommendations (1, 2).
André Gunthert, La Publication Scientifique en Ligne Face aux Lacunes du Droit Français, Revue de Synthèse, September 27, 2008. (Thanks to Klaus Graf.) In French with this English-language abstract:
Jan Velterop, The discovery of more knowledge (in repositories, research web sites, blogs, and the like), The Parachute, December 23, 2008. Jan is the CEO of KnewCo. Excerpt:
PS: See Jan's previous post on this button or our excerpt from it. I haven't included his example in the current post because it works best on his site where you can click the button and test the resulting links. Click through and give it a try.
Gavin and I are slowing down for Christmas and will start to catch up on Friday. Happy holidays to all.
The PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) project has released its calls for tender on research about OA. Calls for the Behavioural Research and Usage Research strands were released on December 22, and tenders are due by February 17, 2009.
See also the pre-release announcement, which notes a third strand of research (economic) to be undertaken in 2009.
Aydin Örstan, Some open access malacological publications, Snail's Tales, December 22, 2008. A list with links.
David Groenewegen, Conclusion of the ARROW Project, posted to SPARC-OAForum, December 22, 2008.
David Groenewegen, ARCHER software release, posted to SPARC-OAForum, December 22, 2008.
See also our past posts on ARROW or ARCHER (1, 2, 3).
SPIE Reviews is a forthcoming OA journal published by the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. There are no article-processing fees or page charges. The first issue is scheduled for release in 2009. See also the December 12 press release. (Thanks to the University of Alberta Engineering Librarians.)
See also our past post about SPIE.
Updated with the correct release date for the inaugural issue.
Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has posted nearly 500 images on Flickr, digitized from its collections. See e.g. the Paleographical Commons set. The project, however, is not a participant in Flickr Commons, and the images are tagged as "all rights reserved". See also the blog post from the library.
See also our recent post on Flickr Commons.
CureTogether, launched earlier this year, describes itself as a "platform for open source health research". (Thanks to Michel Bauwens.)
CureTogether is a place where patients and researchers work together, doing open research to find cures. Patients can start feeling better today by connecting, sharing resources, and tracking their health. It’s as private as you want it to be, it’s free, and the aggregate data is open so researchers around the world can collaborate on it. ...See also: past posts about PatientsLikeMe, a similar site.
The presentations from Making the Web Work for Science: The Impact of e-Science and the Cyber-Infrastructure (Washington, DC, December 8, 2008) are now online.
Kaiser ‘biobank’ lands $8.6M grant, San Francisco Business Times, December 17, 2008. (Thanks to Garrett Eastman.) Excerpt:
Barbara Kirsop, Recording three month's progress for OA, EPT blog, December 23, 2008. Excerpt:
Rick Weiss, The Top Eight Science Policy News Stories of 2008, Science Progress, December 22, 2008. Actually there are two OA stories in Weiss' Top 8: the NIH policy at #5 and Obama's science team at #1. Excerpt:
CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) created a page on OA, behind a password.
Thanks to Tom Roper for the alert and this comment:
Harold Varmus, co-founder of the Public Library of Science and former director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, has been selected by President-elect Barack Obama to co-chair the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. (Thanks to Heather Joseph.)
The other co-chair will be Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute. Lander was also a lead researcher in the Human Genome Project.
Comment. This puts a strong voice for OA inside the Executive Office of the President. Varmus is one of the most high-profile advocates of OA, including of the role of government in providing OA, notably as a signatory on the Nobelist letters supporting the NIH policy. Both the Human Genome Project and the Broad Institute are practitioners of open data.
See also our past posts:
Bill Hooker, The serials crisis has a name, and it's Reed Elsevier, Open Reading Frame, December 20, 2008. Excerpt: