Copyright & A2K Issues - 22 February 2018 (Pt. 1)

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Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:

Open Access in Practice : Dissemination, Visibility, Usage and Impact of Scholarly Research [Presentations]

https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/25965

Green open-access does NOT mean delayed or non-commercial

https://svpow.com/2018/02/14/green-open-access-does-not-mean-delayed-or-non-commercial/

Open Access in Germany      

https://www.bildung-forschung.digital/files/170419_Open_Access_english.pdf

Evolution of the scholarly mega-journal, 2006–2017

https://peerj.com/articles/4357/

OSCAR: A customisable tool for free-text search over SPARQL endpoints

https://essepuntato.github.io/papers/oscar-savesd2018.html

Education catapult: the importance of new technologies

https://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/education-catapult/

Few UK universities have adopted rules against impact-factor abuse

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01874-w

A Wish List for Better Research Communication

http://bit.ly/2ooIXtP

Open access, data capitalism and academic publishing

https://smw.ch/article/doi/smw.2018.14600

Alexandra Elbakyan, The ‘Robin Hood’ of Scientific Knowledge

http://westtribune.com/2018/02/19/alexandra-elbakyan-the-robin-hood-of-scientific-knowledge/

Open Letter to the Management of the Publisher Taylor and Francis (from SCONUL)

https://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/open-letter-to-the-management-of-the-publisher-taylor-francis

Taylor & Francis Group responds to the open letter from SCONUL

https://librarianresources.taylorandfrancis.com/taylor-francis-group-responds-open-letter-sconul/

The Visibility of Open Access Monographs in a European Context: A Report Prepared by Knowledge Unlatched Research

https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:18269/

Where did our Peer Review Mojo go?

https://scipublab.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/where-did-our-peer-review-mojo-go/

Germany Turns the Table on Elsevier, as a De Facto Country-Level Transition to Open Access Puts Pressure on Publishers

http://bit.ly/2HyiXF7

 

Open Science and Open Data:

Opening up the research lifecycle: Taylor & Francis introduces new data sharing policies

http://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/news/press-release/opening-up-the-research-lifecycle-taylor-francis-introduces-new-data-sharin

Open Science: New Initiative To Align Research Data Management Policy Across Europe

https://www.fnr.lu/news/align-research-data-management-policy-across-europe/

Open data sharing and the Global South—Who benefits?

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6376/642/tab-pdf

Open Data Day 2018 is coming: what’s on the map?

https://blog.okfn.org/2018/02/15/open-data-day-2018-is-coming-whats-on-the-map/

Without urgent action big and open data may widen existing inequalities and social divides

http://bit.ly/2ohhvPi

The Open Science Handbook

https://www.fosteropenscience.eu/node/2150

As it Becomes a Science Superpower, China Bets on Open Access for its Global Data Sharing and Research Initiatives

http://openscience.com/as-it-becomes-a-science-superpower-china-bets-on-open-access-for-its-global-data-sharing-and-research-initiatives/

Sabina Leonelli: How to (Re)Use Big Data

http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/gallery/video/sabina-leonelli-how-to-reuse-big-data

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