Australian National Innovation Review recommends Creative Commons

CC Australia writes about an important report that advises Australian governments to follow open publishing standards and recommends using a Creative Commons license for government material released for public information. Those interested in open access to public sector information will be excited to see the results of a recently released Australian Federal Government Review of the … Read More “Australian National Innovation Review recommends Creative Commons”

eIFL.net on Open Access, Open Education, and Creative Commons

In April, ccLearn crossed telephone lines with Italy and Ukraine for the first time. Executive Director Ahrash Bissell spoke with eIFL.net, Electronic Information for Libraries, an international nonprofit organization whose interests, among many, lie in open access publishing and fair and balanced intellectual property laws for libraries. Below is a follow-up interview over email with … Read More “eIFL.net on Open Access, Open Education, and Creative Commons”

Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. PLoS emerged in October 2000 through the effort of three dynamic and highly respected scientists: Nobel Laureate and former head of the National Institutes of Health Harold Varmus, molecular biologist Pat Brown … Read More “Public Library of Science”

Open Access Culture

The traditional academic journal publishing model has readers pay very steep fees for access. Open access publishers are challenging this model with a new one that allows free public access, with costs paid by submission fees. The sustainability of the open access has been the subject of much debate. We’ve linked to a Nature forum … Read More “Open Access Culture”