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Purdue University Press and the Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) Publish New Book, Free Online for Global Audiences

2 April 2014 - 3:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Digital Commons Community Tops One Million Open Access Full-Text Objects

19 December 2013 - 4:03pm
In a recent  DC Telegraph post, Digital Commons announced that there are now more than one million open access, full-text objects available across Digital Commons member repositories.

Nobel Winner Declares Boycott of Top Science Journals

11 December 2013 - 12:04pm
In a recent article published in The Guardian, Nobel winner Randy Schekman states why  his lab will no longer send papers to the top-tier journals.

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

Purdue Team of Scientists, Librarians are the Driving Force behind new Agricultural Data-Sharing Techniques (From Oct. 25, 2013 Library Journal)

8 November 2013 - 4:36pm
(Published Oct. 25 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) Agricultural research can take seasons to come to fruition, meaning the data researchers gather is voluminous, tracking things like weather patterns and crop yields over years. A failure to establish data standards and sharing practices means that most of these raw figures never make it out of […]

Victoria Stodden Lecture (Oct. 25) on Open Research Data and Code now Available for Online Viewing

30 October 2013 - 9:48am
The Universal streaming archive of the October 25, 2013 “Scientific Reproducibility: Opportunities and Challenges for Open Research Data and Code” presentation by Victoria Stodden is available for online viewing at the following URL: http://www.kaltura.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/1020782/uiconf_id/20418672/entry_id/1_bns3or07/embed/legacy?&flashvars[streamerType]=auto Abstract:  It is now widely recognized that the traditional published article is insufficient to permit verification of computational results. The emergence […]

Purdue e-Pubs celebrates 5-millionth download, success of highly utilized collections and their impact on research

22 October 2013 - 8:25am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue e-Pubs, one of the three institutional repositories as part of Purdue University Libraries, has reached another significant milestone, hitting 5 million downloads this past month.  A key collection piece downloaded as part of this milestone is the Birck and NCN publication series, one of the most popular and highly utilized […]

Purdue University Libraries Launches New, Open Access Resource Website

17 October 2013 - 10:47am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — In association with Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013, Purdue University Libraries has launched a new, Open Access website with key resources, timely information and University expertise on the issues and topics related to Open Access.  The website is located at: lib.purdue.edu/openaccess Open Access (OA) describes the online, […]

Open Access Now Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

11 October 2013 - 2:56pm
October 5, 2013 marks the 1 year anniversary of the launching of Open Access Now.  Open Access Now is a team-managed, one stop source for news, policy and current writing about open access and scholarly communication. The purpose of this publication is to centralize and aggregate the variety of information that is published, online or […]

DOAJ and OASPA Respond to Science Article

11 October 2013 - 2:52pm
Read the recent responses from  the Directory of Open Access Journals and the  Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association  to the recent “sting” that was reported in Science in an article entitled, “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review.”

Digital Commons Community Well-Positioned to Participate in SHARE

9 October 2013 - 1:26pm
In the recent edition of the Digital Commons DC Telegraph, Bepress discusses how well the Digital Commons community is positioned to participate in the Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE). Proposed by the  Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the SHARE model puts institutional […]

University Provosts and Presidents Show Support of Proposed Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill

9 October 2013 - 1:08pm
Announced on September 16, 2013 the “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community” in support of the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research (FASTR) bill. This important bipartisan bill introduced into both the House and the Senate in February,  now has a growing list of higher education leaders who have signed an open letter underscoring […]

Changes to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

9 October 2013 - 12:54pm
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) has recently released a summary of the  feedback it has received on the revised DOAJ selection criteria.

Recent American Libraries Magazine Article of Interest on Libraries as Publishers

9 October 2013 - 12:26pm
In a recent American Libraries magazine article, Meredith Farkas, head of instructional services at Portland (Oreg.) State University, discusses the changing publishing landscape and libraries as publishers.

6 Things You May Not Know About Open Data

9 October 2013 - 12:13pm
In a recent article Palo Alto, California CIO Jonathan Reichental addresses  six things you may not know about Open Data.

Purdue Libraries Celebrates Open Access Week Oct. 21 to 27 with Open Education and Research Events, Journal Editors’ Group Tea

7 October 2013 - 10:02am
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Purdue University Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week – Oct. 21 to 27, 2013 – with three key events including an Open Education Event presented by David Ernst, University of Minnesota; Journal Editors’ Group Tea; and Open Research Event presented by Victoria Stodden, Columbia University. Awards will also be presented to […]