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Harry Ransom Center, Harry Ransom Center Introduces Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection, press release, September 4, 2009.
Iryna Kuchma, Open access to research information included into the Olvia declaration of the Universities in Ukraine, eIFL, September 8, 2009.
EBSCO Publishing, EBSCO Publishing Makes Evidence-Based Flu Resources Freely Available, press release, September 9, 2009.
See also our past post on OA info on H1N1 from DynaMed.
Daniel Bennett and Adam Harvey, Publishing Open Government Data, W3C working draft, September 8, 2009. W3C is the World Wide Web Consortium, the standards organization for the Web. Abstract:
The PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) Project has released its latest tender, on the economics of green OA. The PEER project is a massive collaboration of publishers, repositories and researchers to study experimentally the effects of self-archiving on publishing. The behavioral and usage research strands of the project already have begun.
Under this tender, up to €50,000 is available for the researchers chosen. The deadline for proposals is October 29, 2009. Research is expected to be completed by October 2010.
P.S. As a reminder, this and other calls for proposals are listed on the Open Access Directory. OAD is a wiki, so you can edit it to add any other relevant CFPs now or in the future, along with the many other topics OAD covers.
See also our past posts on the PEER project.
New Books on Literature 19 (NBOL-19) is a new OA journal of reviews of new scholarly books on 19th-century literature. The first issue was published September 1. The journal aims to publish reviews within 90 days of a new book's release. The reviews are commissioned from faculty and graduate students. The journal is funded by Dartmouth College's English Department and Humanities Division. (Thanks to Wired Campus.)
Jeffrey Beall, Bentham Open, The Charleston Advisor, July 2009; self-archived September 10, 2009. A review of OA publisher Bentham Open. Excerpt:
N.B. This review was written before the Bentham fake article hoax from earlier this year.
See also our past posts on Bentham.
María José López Pourailly, Project for Scientific Documentation Repositories in Latin America is about to begin, DeCLARA Bulletin (pp. 25-26), March 2009. (Thanks to Carolina De Volder.)
P.S. CLARA (Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas, Latin-American Cooperation of Advanced Networks) is a 17-country partnership of "telecommunications advanced networks for research, innovation and education."
Nature News has released a new special on data sharing. Contents:
Access to Health Information Under International Human Rights Law, draft white paper by the Institute for Information Law and Policy, Justice Action Center, and Healthcare Information for All by 2015, September 2009. See also this announcement by HIFA2015. Summary:
From the report:
See also our past post on the project or all past posts on HIFA2015.
Lynne Bradley, Key library issues coming soon in Congress, District Dispatch, September 8, 2009. Bradley is the director of the American Library Association's Office of Government Relations.
Software Freedom Law Center, SFLC files objection to Google Book settlement on behalf of clients, press release, September 8, 2009.
See also FSF's press release (but their server isn't loading for me at the moment).
Brewster Kahle, Time Well Spent in our Digital Evolution, Open Content Alliance, September 3, 2009.
IFLA discusses the proposed Google Book Settlement, Google Books Settlement, September 8, 2009.
The Open Dinosaur Project is a new project to collect open data en route to an OA publication. From the introduction:
From the FAQ:
Publishing Research Consortium, UK small businesses’ access to academic and professional information is good – but could be better, press release, September 4, 2009.
Richard Smith, A crime against knowledge, BMJ Group Blogs, September 7, 2009.
The Stallman Paradox, GNU Telephony, September 4, 2009.