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Georgia State Professors Support Open Access

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Georgia State University Professors Carrie Freeman, Jill Littrell, Monica Swahn and Dennis Young express their views on open access, institutional repositories, and the future of scholarly publishing in 14 featured interview clips currently available on ScholarWorks.  The professors address the following … Continue reading

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2013 Nobel Prize Winner Boycotts “Luxury” Journals

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Professor Randy Schekman, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has pledged to no longer publish his scholarship in the “luxury” journals Nature, Cell, and Science because he feels their editorial and publishing practices – which value citation counts, … Continue reading

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Open Access Week Letter Supports GSU, Blasts CCC

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The strongly-worded “Open Letter in Observance of Open Access Week 2013” re-affirms the importance fair use and open access to education, while at the same time calling out the Copyright Clearance Center for deceptive marketing tactics and continued financial support … Continue reading

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Open Access Week is Oct. 21-25

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The Georgia State University Library will celebrate Open Access Week October 21-25, 2013. “What’s open access?,” you ask. According to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, open access scholarship is characterized by “…free availability on the public internet, permitting any users … Continue reading

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Flawed Science Story “Stings” Open Access

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In a story published today in the journal Science, author John Bohannon conflates open access and predatory publishing.  In response, many in the open access community have pointed out the fundamental flaws in both his methodology and conclusions, including Martin … Continue reading

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Institutional Repository Renamed “ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University”

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The name of Georgia State University’s institutional repository has changed from the “Digital Archive” to “ScholarWorks @ Georgia State University.” Several years ago, the Senate Library Committee had a role in the development and naming of Georgia State’s institutional repository, … Continue reading

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Institutional Repository has 2 Million Downloads (and Counting)

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As of August 16, 2013, items in the Georgia State University institutional repository have been downloaded more than 2,002,335 times.  There are currently 6,924 items in the system, including 3,345 electronic theses and dissertations, 339 full-text faculty articles, three peer-reviewed … Continue reading

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University of California Endorses Open Access

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The Academic Senate of the University of California recently adopted an open access policy which will make future research done at all 10 UC campuses available to the public at no charge.  The new “green” open access policy grants the … Continue reading

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Research Office Provides Open Access Publishing Opportunities

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In order to provide faculty with open access publishing options, the Georgia State University Office of Research and Economic Development has funded institutional membership for open access publishers Hindawi and BioMed Central. Hindawi, which publishes more than 300 journals across … Continue reading

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OSU Faculty Unanimously Approve Open Access Policy

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After a unanimous vote by the Faculty Senate, Oregon State University became the first public or private university in the Pacific Northwest to adopt a university-wide open access publishing policy. OSU Provost and Vice President Sabah Randhawa explained the motivation … Continue reading

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