Launch of the Open Access Button

Today marks the launch of the Open Access Button, a browser bookmark tool that allows users to report when they hit paywalled access to academic articles and discover open access versions of that research. The button was created by university students David Carroll and Joseph McArthur, and announced at the Berlin 11 Student and Early … Read More “Launch of the Open Access Button”

The past year in Open Access

Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2013. Open Access Week is a global event for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm … Read More “The past year in Open Access”

WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week

Below is an invitation by members of WikiProject Open to help improve two Wikipedia articles related to openness. Wikiproject Open is a collaboration with the School of Open. WikiProject Open is a community of new and experienced Wikipedians, dedicated to improving Wikipedia’s coverage of all things “open,” and to using openly licensed content to improve … Read More “WikiProject Open launches "Collaboration of the Week" for Open Access Week”

Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be

This blog post was written by Teresa Sempere García, CC’s Community Support Intern June-August, 2013. The cycle graphics below were designed by Timothy Vollmer and Teresa Sempere García. The current system for public access to research articles and educational materials is broken: ownership is often unclear, and the reuse of knowledge is limited by policies … Read More “Public Access to Publicly Funded Materials: What Could Be”

University of California adopts system-wide open access policy

Today the University of California (UC) Academic Senate announced the adoption of a system-wide open access policy for future research articles generated by UC faculty. The articles will be made publicly available for free via UC’s eScholarship repository. According to the press release, the University of California open access policy will cover 8,000 faculty who … Read More “University of California adopts system-wide open access policy”

University proposal supports U.S. public access directive

Last week the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released a draft plan on how they’d support public access to federally funded research aligned with the February 22 White House public access directive. The SHared Access Research Ecosystem, or SHARE, is a … Read More “University proposal supports U.S. public access directive”