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Allan Maurer, BestThinking.com brings new model to online content publishing, TechJournal South, December 1, 2009.
Singapore Declaration on Equitable Access to Health Information in the Western Pacific Region, adopted at the International Forum on Academic Medical Publishing (Singapore, November 6, 2009).
Stephen Pinfield, Paying for open access? Institutional funding streams and OA publication charges, Learned Publishing, January 2010. Abstract:
An increasing number of research funders are introducing open access (OA) policies. At the same time, publishers are introducing OA publication options. Research institutions need to consider how to respond to these developments, including the possible introduction of institutionally co-ordinated funds for payment of OA publication charges. This paper describes the international background to the issue of institutional OA funds and summarizes the current UK situation, presenting recently gathered data from UK institutions. It then reports on work carried out by the University of Nottingham to introduce and manage an institutional OA fund. Early usage data of the Nottingham fund are presented. The paper outlines lessons learned from the Nottingham experience, then goes on to suggest a number of ways in which institutions and other agencies can take developments forward.From the article:
I just mailed the December 2009 issue of the SPARC Open Access Newsletter. This issue takes a close look at the OA implications of the amended version of the Google book settlement. The roundup section briefly notes 150 OA developments from November.
OASPA Welcomes the BMJ and OUP, press release, December 1, 2009.
Scholarly Books: Their Production, Use and Evaluation in South Africa Today, report by the Academy of Science of South Africa, August 2009.
Glenda Proctor, No longer free for all, Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 16, 2009.
Paul C. Hébert, No longer free for all, Canadian Medical Association Journal, November 16, 2009.
Roxana Mullafiroze, Faculty debate copyrighted works resolution, C-Ville, December 1, 2009.
Richard Poynder, Open Access: Who pays? How much?, Open and Shut? , November 26, 2009. Description:
OA journal announcements, launches, and conversions spotted in the past week or so:
The University of Manchester, "Need not greed", say Nobel Prize winners, press release, November 26, 2009.
From the manifesto:
See also our past post on the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation.
School of Environmental Sciences establishes open access policy, press release, November 26, 2009.
According to ROARMAP, this is the first non-library institutional or departmental OA commitment in Canada. (The libraries at Calgary and York have policies for their staff.)