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Nature Article on the Cost of Publishing Research 

Lea and Anne have been keeping us up-to-date on the Open Access movement, so thought I’d share this article from Nature, which gives some perspective on open access and commercial publishers in the scientific research community, and discusses both the cost of publishing research (with visualizations) and who collects on it. The author comes up …

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Open Library of Humanities Launches 

The open access movement just got one tick stronger. The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an initiative aiming provide support for openly accessible humanities scholarship, was launched just a little over a week ago. Founded by Dr. Martin Paul Eve and Dr. Caroline Edwards, both professors of contemporary English literature at the University of Lincoln (UK), …

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Kick off Open Access Week 2012: Webcast June 19 

SPARC will host a webcast on June 19, 2012 to kick off Open Access Week. Here are the details from their website: Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast Invitation: June 19, 2012 It's a kickoff Webcast for this year's Open Access Week. We have three distinguished speakers who will showcase the state of open access …

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MLA embraces open access 

Those of you interested in the ongoing push for Open Access among scholars and librarians (see Leanora Lange's post on open access at Harvard) may be excited to know that the MLA recently announced their intention to support open access.  From their own website: The journals of the Modern Language Association, including PMLA, Profession, and …

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YAY-CRL! 

College & Research Libraries, the journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries has recently dropped its 6-month holding period for new articles and become completely open access. In a nod to the high costs of journal subscriptions in academic libraries and changing mores of scholarly publications …

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