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Roxannne Missingham, University Librarian at the ANU and Virginia Barbour, Executive Officer, AOASG comment on the independent review published of the first 16 months of the RCUK’s OA policy.
March 23rd Newsletter available from the newsletter archive.
I am pleased to announce that Dr Virginia Barbour has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Australian Open Access Support Group and will commence in the new role from 2 February, 2015.
Shortly before Christmas two significant reports were released. They provide important insights for policy directions in Australian research, including access to research outputs.
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2014 saw AOASG launch a new forum which brought together researchers from a range of disciplines to discuss the benefits and challenges of sharing their work through making it open access and communicating it through social media. More…
November 25th Newslette available from the newsletter archive.
By Paula Callen QUT
A basic introduction to open access publishing, including the “dark side” – predatory publishers. Also available as a downloadable word document: Open Access_Briefing_Paper
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By guest blogger Dr Joanna Richardson, Library Strategy Advisor , Information Services, Griffith University
A look at the implications of including open Access reporting in the new round of ERA.
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Registrations are now open for the free AOASG webinars that will run during OAWK 2014.
Full details can be found on our webinar page: https://aoasg.org.au/aoasg-webinars-2014/
The Australian Open Access Support Group is pleased to announce its inaugural ‘must attend’ face to face Forum, to be held on the morning of Wednesday 5 November at ACU’s North Sydney Campus.
The forum will consist of two morning sessions, one a facilitated discussion featuring researchers from a range of disciplines discussing the benefits and challenges of sharing their work through making it open access and communicating it through social media. The other session will focus on national and international trends in open access as well as advocacy issues, looking at successful approaches. Read
An update of events and developments in open access to the end of June 2014. It includes: Cost of scholarly publishing under scrutiny, Publisher news,Monograph developments, Altmetrics articles, Other published research, News, Events – past, Events – upcoming, Resources. Read
An update of events and developments in open access to late May 2014 including open access news, new open access policies, reports 7 research, alternative ways to assess journals and events. (29 May 2014). Read
This blog is a short update of events and developments in open access to late April 2014. It includes international and Australian open access news, reports & research in open access, publisher news and AOASG news. (22 April 2014). Read
An analysis and discussion of the report Developing an effective market for article processing charges, putting in into context against the 2013 APC funding numbers released by Wellcome Trust. (11 April 2014) Read
This blog includes updates on OA developments from December to mid-March, both in Australia and overseas and includes new policies, events and feedback. (19 March 2014). Read
2013 marked the first year of activity for the AOASG. This blog summarises the activities and achievements of the group throughout the year. (20 December 2013). Read
The Open Access and Research Conference 2013, held at QUT between 31 October – 1 November 2013 focused on the theme of Discovery, Impact and Innovation. This blog summarises some of the key messages that emerged from the discussions. (9 December 2013). Read
Earlier in 2013, the then Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education invited the AOASG to contribute a feature article to the Australian Innovation System Report 2013 which was published in early November.The text of the article is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Department of Industry (21 November 2013). Read
The Open Access Champion 2013 – Individual Category – has been awarded to Associate Professor Alex O. Holcombe, a psychologist based in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. This blog discusses his interest in open access and how he is spreading the open access message (22 October 2013). Read
The Open Access Champion 2013 – Organisation Category – has been awarded to the not-for-profit international development organisation Engineers Without Borders Institute’s Open Journal Project. This blog explores what has happened in the three months since the AOASG featured a story about the project in July (22 October 2013). Read
This is a summary of the panel discussion with Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC), and Professor Warwick Anderson, CEO of the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) about their open access policies. The Q&A session was moderated by ANU Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young (21 October 2013). Read
This blog by Gemma Siemensma, Library Manager at Ballarat Health Services describes the thinking and processes behind the introduction of their DSpace repository (17 October 2013). Read
Findings and implications from the UK Business, Innovation & Skills Committee report stemming from an investigation into open access that had nearly 100 submissions (19 September 2013). Read
This blog cherry picks some interesting facts and figures contained in the report including the finding that the UK has twice as much of their research available open access than the rest of the world (19 September 2013). Read
John Emerson, Director of the University of Adelaide Press discusses issues with a mandatory CC-BY license on open access books (3 September 2013). Read
Some background on and the AOASG submission to the Department of Innovation Discussion Paper ‘Assessing the wider benefits arising from university-based research’ (26 August 2013). Read
A discussion of the main issues holding back increasing the usage of Australian repositories (15 August 2013). Read
Discussions about achieving open access often stop at making the published research available. But what about when the issues of accessibility are considered? (02 July 2013). Read
Why are all the non-university sources of publicly funded research not included in the brave new world of open access? (20 June 2013). Read
Analysis of the two responses – from publishers and librarians – to the Obama administration OA policy (18 June 2013). Read
Summary of what altmetrics are with links to many services (23 May 2013). Read
Analysis of changing publisher licensing agreements and the challenges this poses for people wishing to make work open access (23 May 2013). Read
Complete notes of this forum focused on open access in Australia – including forum themes, reading lists, analysis and summary of the presentations (16 May 2013). Read
Discusses the options and challenges for publication of research from theses, offering open access as a positive option, and discusses common concerns about making work available (10 April 2013). Read
A discussion of the JLA editorial board resignation over failed negotiations with Taylor & Francis (25 March 2013). Read
Discusses the many programs from the government and library organisations that have supported open access in Australia for over a decade (19 March 2013). Read
Explains the US administration’s open access policy requirement and how it relates to or differs from the Australian mandates (27 February 2013). Read