Academia.edu and the Ethics of Open Access

“Posting on Academia.edu is not ethically and politically equivalent to making research available using an institutional open access repository…” Gary Hall — Professor of Media and Performing Arts in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and Director of the Centre for Disruptive Media, at Coventry University, UK. — makes this provocative comment in his fascinating blog post “Does Academia.edu Mean … Continue reading Academia.edu and the Ethics of Open Access

Celebrate Open Access Week

This week (Oct 21-27) we celebrate the Open Access Week! A global event now in its 6th year, OA week promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Nationally and internationally, universities and research institutions are all celebrating the week with programs and campaigns that promote open access.  You can find out … Continue reading Celebrate Open Access Week

New archive of open access public-policy research at IUPUI

PolicyArchive, an online archive of public-policy research was recently launched by Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis University Library and the Center for Governmental Studies, a nonprofit group that encourages civic engagement. PolicyArchive now holds more than 12,000 policy documents from about 220 think tanks and research groups. The archive’s developers say it will house up … Continue reading New archive of open access public-policy research at IUPUI

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography

Version 71 of the Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography is now available from Digital Scholarship. This selective bibliography presents over 3,250 articles, books, and other printed and electronic sources that are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on the Internet. The Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (SEPB) presents selected English-language articles, books, and other printed and … Continue reading Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography