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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 […]

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