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Universal access to oxygenated blood? Please enter credit card details.

In light of the ongoing debate around the Research Works Act, universal access and the role of publishers in research communication, some images – like the suckling pigs on December 21 or today’s Open Access File of the Day - may take on a special meaning: just imagine … Continue reading

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A dino on the move

Yesterday, I came across a post by Stuart Shieber, in which he highlighted a quote and linked to a blog post about an interview that Richard Poynder had done with Jan Velterop, in which the latter had said the following: … Continue reading

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Musings on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and Wikimedia

Over on Foundation-l, an interesting thread has been developing today on the Research Works Act, Open Access pledges and any potential role therein for Wikimedia. I just posted some thoughts on the matter, quoted in full below the fold.   … Continue reading

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Research Works Act entry on the English Wikipedia gets asylum on Commons

Today, the English Wikipedia has joined a diverse group of websites in taking action against proposed U.S. legislation known as SOPA (WebCite archive) and PIPA (WebCite archive) that would severely curtail the freedom on the internet in a way that wouldn’t allow Wikipedia … Continue reading

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Open Access featured twice on English Wikipedia homepage today

On the English Wikipedia, the entry about the Research Works Act that aims to roll back the NIH’s Public Access Policy is currently featured on the Main page under “Did you know” (bottom left in this screenshot): … that the Research Works Act proposed … Continue reading

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