STUDENTS SHARING CLASS MATERIALS – CAN INSTRUCTORS INTERVENE? Laura Quilter, J.D., M.L.S. Charlotte Roh, M.L.S. (Read in PDF) Quizlet – StudyBlue – OneClass – CourseHero In the last decade, numerous student note-sharing services have sprung up, enabling students to do efficiently, and online, what they have had previously done informally
Charlotte Roh and I are running a workshop today for ISSR (Institute for Social Science Research), on negotiating your author agreements. Author Negotiations Workshop, ISSR, April 17 – 107 Bartlett Hall, 1pm – 3pm “Negotiating Author Contracts and Agreements” with Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at UMass
Nicole Allen (@txtbks) and I will be speaking at a panel at LibrePlanet in Cambridge, MA, this weekend: New research techniques like data mining have highlighted the shortcomings in “free” (as in beer) licensing of academic research, and the benefits of “libre” licensing that permits true scholarly engagement with data and
Martin Eve (Oct. 2, 2014), 3:00 – 4:00, Room 2601 Du Bois Library – Martin Eve, Director of the Open Library of Humanities, will speak on open access in the humanities.
Oh, #Elsevier. STILL charging for #openaccess articles, two years after you were caught doing it. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/21/major-publisher-elsevier-caught-charging-money-for-open-access-science-articles/ … @ElsevierConnect
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/25/5445104/science-publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-computer-generated-papers … Should Springer and IEEE refund libraries, and retroactively re-calculate various metrics? #scholcomm
Librarycongress As of Oct. 1, Library of Congress closed until further notice. Events canceled, most web sites inaccessible http://loc.gov
Elsevier is, for better or worse, the academic publisher that everyone loves to hate. They have become the poster-child for everything that is wrong with for-profit paywalled access to scholarship and knowledge. Here’s an amusing take-off on “Elsebeer”: http://fragments-of-truth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/academic-publisher-unveils-new-journal.html Perhaps the funniest part of it is that several people I’ve shown it
R.I.P. Aaron Swartz, 1986-2013 Aaron Swartz, an open access activist, committed suicide on Friday, January 10, 2013. He was facing a 13-count indictment from the US Dept. of Justice for breaking into JStor, an academic articles database, although JStor had dropped all charges. Academics worldwide have begun releasing their papers
Open Access AND Open Use / Jan. 6, 2013 – Cameron Neylon, “Science Publishing: Open Access Must Enable Open Use”, Nature 492, pp. 348-349 (Dec. 20, 2012). Open access is not enough – researchers need to be able to index and have other reuse rights to scholarly literature.