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Jennifer Howard, Humanities Journals Cost Much More to Publish Than Science Periodicals, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2009. Access is restricted to subscribers, but see this OA copy.
The report is not yet online.
From the rest of the letter:
Association of Research Libraries, Author Addenda, SPEC Kit 310, Published by ARL, press release, July 1, 2009. Only the report's table of contents and executive summary are OA. From the press release:
Cathy Sarli, et al., SPEC Kit 311: Public Access Policies, Association of Research Libraries, August 2009. Only this executive summary is OA. Excerpt:
Aurelia J. Schultz and Joe Merante, WIPO, CC, and Nurturing the Public Domain, Creative Commons, August 10, 2009.
Jack Rosenthal, A Terrible Thing to Waste, New York Times, July 31, 2009. (Thanks to the Sunlight Foundation.)
Sami Kassab, Reed Elsevier: Announces higher journal price increases than expected, forwarded to liblicense-l, August 7, 2009. Kassab is an analyst at the bank Exane BNP Paribas.
World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO Launches On-line Tool to Facilitate Access to Targeted Scientific Information, press release, July 23, 2009. See also STM's press release. From the former:
Dorothea Salo, Sustainability, The Book of Trogool, August 6, 2009.
The European Science Foundation and EUROHORCs (European Heads of Research Councils) in July released their EUROHORCs and ESF Vision on a Globally Competitive ERA and their Road Map for Actions.
More details are available in the document, including joining the Berlin Declaration, mandating OA as a grant requirement, and a long-term transition to "an author- or institution-paid system".
See also our past posts on the European Research Area.
The August 2009 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization features an article and three reactions on OA:
Leslie Chan, Subbiah Arunachalam, and Barbara Kirsop, Open access: a giant leap towards bridging health inequities.
It's not working yet. The problem seems to be the DDoS attacks now crippling Twitter and the services using its API (1, 2). But stay tuned. When life at Twitter gets back to normal, you'll have one more way to follow the OATP project feed.