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Open SUNY Textbooks

It’s Open Education Week, and a time to consider and advocate for the resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.  The Open SUNY Textbook initiative is a model example

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication

Nature promotes read-only sharing of articles

Nature will make its articles back to 1869 free to share to be read online but not to be printed or downloaded. All research papers from Nature will be made free to read in a proprietary screen-view format that can

Posted in Health Sciences Library, Open Access, Research, Scholarly Communication, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

NARA Launches Founders Online

The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), has entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create Founders Online and make freely available the historical documents of the Founders of the United States

Posted in Databases, Electronic Resources, History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Open Access, Scholarly Communication, Special Collections & University Archives

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD) currently indexes over 1.6 million freely accessible electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 600 colleges, universities, and research institutions. The OATD project is led by

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, New and Notable, Open Access, Research, School of Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Sustainability

Open Access Petition

The Obama administration is currently considering which policy priorities they will act on before the 2012 election season swings into high gear. There is a brief, critical window of opportunity to ensure that public access to the results of federally

Posted in Open Access

Open Up Video Contest, Call For Open Access

Is open sharing of ideas and information important to you? Form a team or go it alone and make a video to demonstrate the value of information sharing as you see it. Deadline for entry: 05.26.11 For more information see

Posted in Open Access, Scholarly Communication