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Former NIH Director Touts Benefits of Open Federal Science
Public Access to Publicly Funded Research Bill Update
Ithaka Faculty Survey, 2009
Electronic Deposit of Dissertations and Theses a Success!
Call To Support Public Access to Federally Funded Research
Nobel Laureates Urge the U.S. Congress to Ensure Free Online Access to Federally Funded Research Results
Scholarly Communication and Open Access Week @ the University Library
What WAS the 1,000,000th Downloaded Item from IDEALS?
IDEALS Digital Repository Surpasses 1-millionth Download
Five Major American Universities Commit to Support OA Journals
Federal Research Public Access Act, 2009
Farewell to the Printed Monograph
Modern Language Association Style Guide Has Big Changes
NIH Public Access Mandate in Jeopardy!
Bill Against NIH Open-Access Policy Back in House
Journal to Require Wikipedia Articles, Too!
HighWire Press: Over 2 Million Subscription-free Articles
Google Reaches Agreement with Book Publishers
Short Videos in Support of Open Access
Open Access Day at Illinois
Financial Crisis Impacts the Book Biz
News in High-Energy Physics publishing
Nature Publishing Group to archive on behalf of authors
Incorrect Citations
Georgia State: Downloading Texts is Fair Use
U of Illinois Signs Intent to Participate in SCOAP3
University Presses Start to Sell Via Kindle
Harvard Law School Mandates Open Access
New Open-Access Humanities Press Makes Its Debut
Rockefeller Press to License Works from Authors
University of Illinois is Now a Member of BioMed Central
Cancer Literature Through PubMed: Currently 13% is free
Orphan Works Legislation: Another Try?
Access Barriers to Information are Bad for Capitalism
Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences Adopts New Open Access Requirement
Peer Review and Blog Comments Go Head-to-Head
More on the NIH Mandate from the journal, Science
Open Access Mandate from the European Research Council
NIH Reveals Details of the Open Access Mandate
University Presses Band Together to Produce More Books
America's Most Literate Cities
Public Access Mandate Now Law
U of Pittsburgh Press Makes It's Older Books Openly Accessible
Million Book Project Reaches 1.5 Million Book Mark
Americans Are Reading Less
Scholarly Societies with Open Access Journals
Update: Library-led Educational Initiatives in Scholarly Communication
Library-led Educational Initiatives in Scholarly Communication
The State of the University Press
Science Has a Serious Marketing Problem
Mandate For Public Access to NIH-Funded Research to Become Law
Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity Papers Now Open Access
Forum on Open Access, Alternative Publishing Models, and Author Rights at UIUC
Suit Over Restrictions on Authors in Nations Under Embargo Settled
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Announces Further Support for Open Access
Harvard Faculty Council recommends an OA policy
Sinking or Swimming: NY Times Select Removes Fee Barrier
Publish and Perish: The Future Fate of Not-for-Profit Society–sponsored Journals?
Free Online Bioscience Course from Lehigh University
Project of Publishers' Association Is Criticized by Some of Its Members and Open-Access Advocates
Paying for Journal e-Access by Ads
SPARC on PRISM
Faculty Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Scholarly Communication
Add Your Thoughts to University Publishing in a Digital Age
Library & Information Science Journals - 30% are Open Access
BioMed Central Announces Open Access Publishing Agreement with Howard Hughes Medical Institute
SciVee: Web Video for the Sciences
Trying to Get More Court Rulings Online and for Free
Yale Drops It's Pre-Pay Membership to BioMed Central
Report Tracks Search Engine Privacy
Flattening of the U.S. Output of Scientific Articles: 1988–2003
New Model for University Presses
University Publishing in a Digital Age
Oxford Decreases Subscription Costs as Journals Become Increasingly More "Open Access"
Public Access Achieves Key Milestone
26 Nobel Laureates Support Open Access Mandate at NIH
Textbook Publishers Scrutinized By Congress
Provost's Letter of Support for Retaining Publishing Rights
Do the Criteria for Tenure Need to Change?
PLoS Hires ScienceBlogs Blogger to Encourage Interactivity
Publishing Versus Posting: Nature Magazine Turns to a Conversational Content Model
Google Scholar to Add Content from Elsevier's ScienceDirect
No Extra Open Access Charges to Publish in the Journal of Experimental Botany
One Million University of Illinois Books to be Digitized by Google
University of Illinois is Digitizing Lincoln Books
Journal-Value Analyzers, Ted and Carl Bergstrom, Recognized as SPARC Innovators
Turn the Page: Making College Textbooks More Affordable,
Do Free Downloads Impact Sales of Print Copies?
Global Information Society Watch 2007
When Is A Book Out of Print?
University to Play Key Role in Digital Humanities Effort
"True Science Thrives Best in Glass Houses, Where Everyone Can Look In"
Thomson to Sell Higher Ed Units
Senate Endorses the CIC Provosts' Statement on Publication Agreements
Blog Journal Bio:Blogs
Headline to Publish Debut Novel Online for Free
Judge Orders University to Disclose Students to RIAA
European Science Foundation Report Examines Peer Review Issues
Electronic Publishing in the Humanities: Task Force Report
Rethinking Personal Use
World Book and Copyright Day
Fired Editors Launch Online Open Medical Journal
Elsevier and the Arms Trade
Proposed: Federal Digital Data Respository
New Journal Ranking Site: Eigenfactor
Stanford Scholar Wins Right to Publish James Joyce Material
Study Shows that Scientists are Still Leary of Publishing in Open Access Journals
Seminar: Open Data and Open Access Publishing in the Chemical Sciences
Lively Debate on Macmillan's Experiment
Public Access to Research in the U.S.
Commonowealth of Learning Produces Copyright Check List
Hughes Institute's Deal With Elsevier Will Open Up Access to Its Researchers' Work
Comment on AAUP Statement on Open Access
Boucher Tries Again
UC Berkeley Awarded A.W. Mellon Grant to Assess the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication
University Presses on Open Access
ARL on Wiley's Acquisition of Blackwell
Scientific Scholarly Societies Voice Opposition to the Federal Research Public Access Act
The Brussels Declaration
Contrary to the Trend: Three Journals Merge into One New Title
University Teachers: Know Your Copy Rights!
American Society for Cell Biology Position on Public Access to Scientific Literature
Update on Open Access Mandates
Renegade Editors Seek to Topple Top Topology Journal by starting up a cheaper rival
"Publish" Videos of Experimental Protocols
Nature's Expose on Publisher's Tactics to Rout Open Access
U.S. Court Upholds Copyright Law on "Orphan Works"
Editor of Open Access Scholarly Journal to Speak
The Promise of Value-Based Journal Prices and Negotiation
UK Book Trade
Open Access: the View from a Scholarly Society's Journal Editor
Scholarpedia Launches
Second Nature: PLoS One Picks Up Where Nature Left Off
Nature Ends Open Peer Review Experiment
"Our Cultural Commonwealth"
Update on USGS Scientific Review Process
Counter Crusade to Google Book Digitization
Private Equity may buy the Book
Are the Changes in the Publishing Rules for Scientists at the US Geological Survey Politically Motivated?
Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office
Open Access Could Lead to Cancelled Subscriptions
From Nature: a Call for Data Sharing
Information Access Alliance Takes Action on Proposed Wiley Acquisition of Blackwell
Are Books In Danger?
Top 100 Global Universities
The Future of Scientific Publishing: an Open Discussion in the Journal of Neuroscience
Memo to the Next Google: Don't Set Up Shop in Australia
Journal of Natural History: A Cautionary Tale
Funding Agencies That Will Support Open Access Fees
UK Report Examines Inhibiting Factor of Copyright
Firefox Scholar Released (Now Called Zotero)
Improving Access to Publicly Funded Research: Policy Issues and Practical Strategies
Instructions Available for Loading Research Papers into PubMed Central
Co-Founder of Wikipedia Starts Spinoff With Academic Editors
Cornell University and AAP Announce New Copyright Guidelines Governing Use of Electronic Course Content
UK Funding Agencies Mandate Deposition of Research Findings in Open Access Arenas
Ten University Administrators Oppose FRPAA
Digital Access to Archival Works: Could 108(b) Be the Solution?
EPA Headquarter Library To Close Next Month
‘Nature’ opts for open peer-review systems
American Society of Plant Biologists Members to Get Open Access for Free
Authors Strike Deals to Squeeze in a Few Brand Names
Portico Membership Eases Print Journal Cancellation Decisions
53 College Presidents Lead Newest Show of Support for Public Access Act
Portico: E-Journal Archiving Program
Oxford Open's First Year Shows Variable Results
Terms of Google's Deal to Digitize From the Univ. California System Revealed
New Publishers' Rival for Google?
American Physical Society Expands Open Access Program
Elsevier Journal Editorial Board Resigns in Protest
Copyright Law Is Roadblock
Google Adds University of California to Its Book Scanning Project
Browse Inside at HarperCollins
More U.S. University Officials Endorse Open Access
Intellectual Property Rights Portal
New Report Says College Students Don't Know Much Beyond Google
Provost's Open Letter Voices Strong Support for Federal Public Research Access Act (FRPAA)
Nature's Debate on Peer Review and Test of Open Review
Harris Poll: Public Supports Easy and Free Online Access to Federally Funded Research
Library Community Urges Hearings on FRAPPA
Google Scholar Trademark Suit Over
Technology Rewrites the Book
Computer Publisher Provides All Books Free
BioMed Central Membership Cancelled at UIUC
Rice University Press Reborn Digital
P.S., I Want All The Rights
Factors Affecting Science Communication: a survey of scientists and engineers
E-Books Still Have Hard Time Catching On
Academic Journal Trends
Can History Be Open Source?
King Papers to Stay in Atlanta
OA Business Model a Challenge for Public Library of Science
Chemistry Professor Writes to Support Federal Research Public Access Act
New Fair Use Site
Delivering DVDs in Seconds
Researchers teach computers to turn 2D images into 3D
Lawsuit Over Joyce Papers May Clarify Copyright's Fair-Use Exemption for Scholars
Not Everyone Embraces Open Access
Two Universities Join Microsoft Book Scanning Project
PLoS Open: an Open Access alternative to Science and Nature?
Google Argues with U.K. Publishers Over Digital Libraries
E-book Project to Give Free Access to 300,000 Volumes
Looking for E-Books?
What to Do With a Million Books
Elsevier Offers OA Hybrid Journals
Books Make a Real Difference
Senate Panel Chair Asks Why NSF Funds Social Sciences
Open Access Speeds Use by Others of Scientific Papers, Study Finds
Speakers at Convocation on Humanities Warn About Privatization of Materials
Wellcome Trust announces free online access to nearly 200 years of medical research
The New Subscription: Google Co-Op Transforms Search Into a New Kind of Aggregation Tool
Federal Research Public Access Act: Debate Heats Up
NIH Open Access Policy Not Yet a Hit
Britain Surpasses U.S. as Top Publisher
Editors Voice Concern About BMC Publishing Practices
Emerald to sell special issues on Amazon
Small Publishers Book Big Rewards
Starbucks in Book Stores; Now, Books at Starbucks?
Cornyn/Lieberman Bill Would Improve Taxpayer Access To Federally Funded Research
Another OA mandate: The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006
Congress Readies Broad New Digital Copyright Bill
European Panel Endorses Broad Open Access Policy for Research
Text Book Publishers Settle Law Suits Over Illegal Copying
Free Blog Serialization of Science Book
Library Group Wins Dispute with FBI
Academic Live: Microsoft Launches Competitor to Google Scholar
Another Hasty Death Knell for the Book
Who Says Scholarly Publishing Is Dead?
Harper Collins Hits the Digital NewsStand
Dan Brown, Random House Win Copyright Case
Scientific and Medical Journals on the Web
European Commission Study Addresses Europe’s Scientific Publication System
NATURE stands by it's Wikipedia / Encyclopaedia Britannica Analysis
Read Any Good Blooks Lately?
Did NATURE Cook Wikipedia Story?
Literary Novels Going Straight to Paperback
Bound by Law
From AAP: Funds for the Showdown with Google, and A Brief Showdown with the NEA
New Google Service Sells Books Online
DFG Passes Open Access Guidelines
OpenDocument Format Alliance
Federal Gray Literature Now Accessible
Survey Points to Increase Author Understanding of NIH Policy
European Commission Steps up Efforts to Put Europe's Memory on the Web
Stacking Up Web of Science Against Google Scholar
Open J-Gate is Gateway to Open Access Journals
PERFECT 10 Ruling May Undercut Google In Book Scan Fight
National Archives and Google Launch Pilot Project to Digitize and Offer Historic Films Online
Library Leaders Press Colleges to Archive Online Journals to Avoid Loss of Data
Digital Magazine Service Launches
Globe Goes Digital
Piracy Losses Put at $606 Million
A New Model for Peer Review?
Peer Reviewers Comments are Open for All to See in New Biology Journal

Copy Cat Copy Case
Significance of Library Ditigitization Project Described by Univ. President
Publisher Launches Ad-Supported Online Text
Libraries Fear Digital Lockdown
Copyright Office Issues Report on 'Orphan' Works
Publishers Challenge Online 'Kleptomania'
Work in Progress:
Safari Exposes Books in Development for Immediate Content Needs

Publishers Say Fact-Checking is Too Costly
Library Group Argues Before Congress
Vatican Invokes Copyright
Generations Online
Elsevier Lobbying in the U.S.
Google Refuses Data Request; Others Don't
World's Largest Flexible E-Paper
Bertelsmann Eyes Google Killer
British Library Puts Mozart Online
Whose Research is it Anyway?
Science to Tighten publishing Procedures
Google Thinks About Starting an Online Bookstore
Wikis and Blogs by Scientists - a new way to communicate science.
CURES Act Would Push NIH
Chinese Scholars Protest Wikipedia Ban
Citation Database of Scientific and Medical Literature Now Available Free
Leading Business Journals on Web Remove Subscription Barrier
USC's Senate Proposals for Responding to the Challenges Facing Scholarly Communications
Radical Change for Tenure
Call It Gutenberg's Revenge
Curling Up With a Good E-Book
New Search Engine to Offer Free Acess to Some Priced Articles
NeuroCommons
‘Little Red Book,’ Big Fat Lie
BioMed Central Journals & Impact Factors
Portico to Make Permanent Archives of Elsevier Journals
Japanese Site Offers Thousands of Videos for Download
Gutenberg Radio
Big Brother, ‘Little Red Book’
The Royal Society Defends Its Stance on Open Access
The Shift Away From Print
Pulitzer Prizes to Allow Online Journalism in all Entries
Report Finds Free Speech Under Net Attack
British Royal Society Warns Against Hasty Shift to Open Access
Google makes data free for all
New Open Access Web Page
Gamble on Google?
Nonprofit Publishers Offer Public Access Plan
Taxpayer Group Lauds NIH Recommendation for Public Access to Research: The Majority of NIH Public Access Working Group members also support free availability of NIH-funded research papers within six months of publication.
Google Gives $3 Million to Library of Congress for Digital Library
Reed Elsevier's Investors Day Highlights
Newspapers Need a New Business Model...and PR Agent
Google Print Raises Curtain on 10,000 Non-Copyrighted Texts
The FBI's Secret Scrutiny
In Defense of the Google Print Project
Oxford Open: Publish in Oxford University Press journals in an Open Access Mode.
Digital Textbooks Struggle to Gain a Foothold on Campus
Dramatic Rise In Authors Publishing In Open Access Journals
Google to Resume Google Print Scanning
Journals Offer NIH Wider Research Access
U. of Georgia Press Revokes Award and Recalls Book That Borrows From an Earlier Work
Microsoft Joins Yahoo Book Project
Journal Cost-Effectiveness Calculator
German Publishers to Build Own Online Book Network
Web Enjoying a Year of Robust Growth
5 Big Publishing Houses Sue Google to Prevent Scanning of Copyrighted Works
Goals of Google Scholar Search Outlined in Recent Presentation
Call for Stern Measures to Limit Patents and Copyrights
Photo Agencies Scour the Web For Copyright Violations
BioMed Central Responds to ALPSP's Study 'The Facts about Open Access'
Panel Warns U.S. Not Keeping Pace in Science
Google Says It's Just Improving Card Catalogs
Yahoo Expands Its News Search System
Delivering on the Promise of Digital Data
Survey of Open-Access and Subscriber-Based Journals Finds Changes Afoot in Both Business Models
Book on Homosexuality in Antiquity and Essay on Pederasty Will Be Printed After All, Publisher Says
Future Digital System for Government Publications
Thomson Scientific adds JSTOR content to Web of Science
Academic Press and Prolific Author Tell Google to Remove Their Books From Its Scanning Project
Will New Yorker Compilation Remain Completely OK?
Approach to Tenure
In Challenge to Google, Yahoo Will Scan Books
O’Reilly on Google Print
Wikibooks Takes on Textbook Industry
A New Report Bemoans the State of Online Research on American Literature
Pressure Prompts Publisher to Punt
WIPO’s Future Work, Past Credibility On Table At General Assemblies
UIUC Library Joins LOCKSS Alliance to Support E-Journal Archiving
University of Michigan Statement on Google Library Project
Broadband Adoption in the United States: Growing but Slowing
Camera Phones will be High-Precision Scanners
Google Print and the Authors Guild: A Googler Responds
Authors Group Sues Google
Peer-Review Researchers Explore Hyped Conclusions, Open Access, and Bias
UK losing £1.5 billion due to limited access to research outputs: university prof
Organization That Received Patriot Act Letter May Identify Itself in Public, Judge Rules
Lancet Calls for Publisher to Cut Ties with International Arms Trade
A Copyright Analysis of the Google Print Project
In Unsealed Legal Papers, Librarian Speaks of Fear of Imprisonment Over Government Gag in Patriot Act Challenge
Digital American Literature
Google Extends Book Scanning Operation
Web creator joins academic group to support free access to research papers
PLoS Clinical Trials
ALA Releases Full Report on Law Enforcement Activity in Libraries
FBI Used PATRIOT Act's Administrative Subpoena to Get Library Records in Connecticut
NSF Gives Peek at Plans to Overhaul Internet
Will Google Print and Keyword Searching Eliminate the Need for LC Cataloging and Classification?
Amazon to Publish Short Stories Electronically
Nearly One in Three Web Users Visit Newspaper Sites - Report
Biomed Central Research Gateways for Open Access Articles
Springer Hires Open Access Pioneer
Taking Both Sides on Textbook Prices
Google Library Project Raises Serious Questions
Google's Scanning of Library Holdings Stopped
Da Vinci Code Opinion
Changes in Google’s Library Project
Essential Links to Open Access Resources
Penguin's 'Hot Shots' Repackaged with an Eye Toward iTunes-Style Success
Digital-Textbook Pilot Project Begins This Month in 10 College Bookstores
University As Author?
Google's Chief Is Googled, to the Company's Displeasure
Digital Editions Going Strong
Reading Between the Lines of Used Book Sales
Elsevier and Google Working Together
Copyright Lobby Succeeds With CAFTA Agreement
Amazon no Longer the Role Model for e-commerce Design
Elsevier Profits Climb on Online Services and Journal Sales
Asia Squeezes Western Lead in Science
Public Library of Science Launches New Open Access Journal on Genetics
The Promise and Problems of Digital Scholarship
Blackwell Saga Resolved
American Literature E-Scholarship: A Revolution in the Making
Arizona school won't use textbooks: Vail's new Empire High to be all-wireless, all-laptop.
Paying for OA Journals: Mostly Funding Agencies, not Universities or Authors.
Where Can I Look for Lists of Open Access Journals?
Open Access and National Security
One of America's oldest journals moves toward Open Access
Congressman Demands Complete Records on Climate Research by 3 Scientists Who Support Theory of Global Warming
British Library Predicts a Switch by Publishers from Print to Digital by 2020
Copyright and Library Associations Support the MGM v Grokster Decision but Others Say It Will Stifle Innovation
UK Research Councils in all Disciplines Back Free Online Access
HIGH COURT TO OLD MEDIA: YOU WIN. GROKSTER, STREAMCAST CAN BE SUED OVER ONLINE PIRACY
Packing Up The Books: Libraries Without Books
THE FIRST IMPACT FACTOR FOR PLOS BIOLOGY - 13.9.
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS GET IMPRESSIVE IMPACT FACTORS: JOURNALS PUBLISHED BY BIOMED CENTRAL GET NEW IMPACT FACTORS FROM ISI*
THE PRICING CRISIS AT THE U OF MINNESOTA
LEADING UK RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES ENDORSE OPEN ACCESS
TURNING BOOKS INTO BITS: LIBRARIES FACE THE DIGITAL FUTURE
LIFE-SCIENCES DATABASES ARE IN CRISIS
HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE SIDES WITH PUBCHEM AGAINST AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
HOUSE VOTES TO LIMIT PATRIOT ACT’S SECTION 215
MORE ON THE ELSEVIER / SCIRUS REPOSITORY SEARCH SERVICE
PEER PRESSURE: SCHOLARLY JOURNALS' PREMIER STATUS IS DILUTED BY WEB;
MORE RESEARCH IS FREE ONLINE AMID SPURT OF START-UPS;
PUBLISHERS' PROFITS AT RISK;
A REVOLT ON UC'S CAMPUSES

UK MEDICAL RESEARCHERS BANKROLL INNOVATIVE ONLINE DATABASE
VIRTUAL LIBRARY MODEL
THE ACCESS PRINCIPLE
TAKING SIDES ON OPEN ACCESS
Writers Ask Oprah, Nicely
SECOND GENERATION OAI FINDING SYSTEM FROM DLF
WITH LETTERS, PROFESSORS ENTER FRAY OVER RISING TEXTBOOK PRICES
MORE ON THE SCOPE OF GOOGLE SCHOLAR
GPO LOOKS AT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO ACCESS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
NSB REPORT ON DIGITAL DATA COLLECTIONS
GOOGLE THE MEDIA COMPANY
AMAZON BUYS 2 PUBLISHING-RELATED COMPANIES