Open Acess Week | October 24 – 30, 2011

 Open Access Week

Here you will fid a few recent selected articles related to the Open Access Movement

Shutting Down Open Resources (Inside Higher Ed. 18 october, 2011)

 

“It’s been less than a month since the U.S. Labor Department announced $500 million in grants for community colleges to develop job-training programs and make them free for other institutions to use, but the program is already facing a threat to its existence. A provision in the proposed House of Representatives budget for fiscal year 2012 would stop the federal government from using grant programs to develop new courses, learning materials or other related projects unless the labor secretary verifies that similar programs are not already available for purchase or “under development”.

 

Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist (The Guardian.  29 August, 2011)

“[…] You might resent Murdoch’s paywall policy, in which he charges £1 for 24 hours of access to the Times and Sunday Times. But at least in that period you can read and download as many articles as you like. Reading a single article published by one of Elsevier’s journals will cost you $31.50. Springer charges €34.95, Wiley-Blackwell, $42. Read 10 and you pay 10 times. And the journals retain perpetual copyright. You want to read a letter printed in 1981? That’ll be $31.50…”

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