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Open Library of Humanities launches

A new project has launched with the aim of "building a low cost, sustainable, Open Access future for the humanities." This inititative should be of great interest to those who attended the main event hosted by the University of St Andrews Library for Open Access Week 2012 - The humanities and open access: opportunities and challenges. Details of the academic backing and plans for the project

27 January 2013Uncategorized

Transition to open access

Since the release of the Finch report in June 2012, open access has been high on the agenda for researchers, and many HEIs have been busy developing their support services to help navigate the changing landscape of scholarly publishing. Repository serv...

24 January 2013Uncategorized

Open books and new publishing models

Following a recent request from one of our Schools for titles published by Open Book Publishers, we have now added the full list of OBP open access books to SAULCAT, the St Andrews University Library Catalogue. Open Book Publishers (OBP) represents an...

21 December 2012Uncategorized

Shedding light on open access

Open Access Week 2012 is well under way with events being held across the world and information, resources and opinion being widely shared. A series of blog posts from Creative Commons NZ sheds light on a number of areas, including: Open Access in the...

24 October 2012News

Guide to open access policies

In advance of worldwide Open Access Week, the Harvard Open Access Project released version 1.0 of a guide to good practices for university open-access policies. The new guide has been compiled by OA and scholarly communication experts Peter Suber and ...

23 October 2012Uncategorized

Open Access Week in St Andrews

A rather foggy start to Open Access Week in St Andrews (weatherwise), but we aim to use this week to clear any fogginess about open access! The Library has arranged a series of events to encourage all members of the University to find out how scholar...

22 October 2012Uncategorized

Major new open access journal publishes first articles

"eLife, the new open-access journal for outstanding scientific advancements, has published its first four research articles." The new journal, backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, is due to launch officially later this year. eLife aims to publish high quality papers 'without delay' and so has chosen to make its first open access

16 October 2012Uncategorized

The open access spectrum

The open access movement has been growing for 10 years since Open Access was first clearly defined in 2002. There is now a range of methods for making scholarly publications free to readers, and there is debate on the precise elements that make researc...

26 September 2012Uncategorized

Setting the default to open

New recommendations for open access policy have been released by the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). An announcement from SPARC describes the guidelines that mark 10 years since the first clearly defined ideas about open access by BOAI. "The Open Access recommendations include the development of Open Access policies in institutions of higher education and in funding agencies, the

13 September 2012Uncategorized

Massive shift to open access for UK

July 16 was a big day for open access in the UK. The latest SPARC Open Access Newsletter (SOAN) by Peter Suber describes the 'tipping point' for the open access movement. SOAN #165 (Sep 2, 2012) gives a detailed analysis of 3 major announcements o...

11 September 2012Uncategorized