Category: open access

Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed

by on February 19, 2017 12:48 pm
… please see the Memorandum Opinion of U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan dated February 2, 2017 in American Society For Testing and Materials, et al. v. Public Resource.Org, Inc., et al. (D.D.C. no. 13-cv-01215-TSC): here. For reporting on this, and related matters — regarding private copyrights contained in public safety laws, in particular, the proprietary… Read more Recent U.S. District Court Opinion Is a Blow to Open Access ... But It Is Being Appealed

Recent Post of Potential Interest: "Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing"

by on July 1, 2016 12:48 pm
…another thought-provoking Forbes / Tech item by Kalev H. Leetaru (14 June 2016): It links to the European Union’s late May 2016 call for all scientific literature to be made available to the world free of charge. A number of excerpts from Leetaru’s post: … Such calls, happening amidst a sea change in the open… Read more Recent Post of Potential Interest: "Should All Academic Research Be Free And What Wikipedia Can Teach Us About Publishing"

Thoughtful consideration of the term "open" ...

by on June 1, 2016 12:39 pm
…Fifty shades of open by Jeffrey Pomerantz and Robin Peek From the abstract: Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open government. Even open food. The word “open” has been applied to a wide variety of words to create new terms, some of which make sense, and some not so much. This essay disambiguates… Read more Thoughtful consideration of the term "open" ...