Preserving twenty-first century scholarship

Friends:

Below is an excerpt and link from an article about the efforts of the Internet Archive to preserve research that was published in defunct open access journals.  It is entitled  "The Internet Archive Has a New Tool to Save Research Papers From Vanishing" by Samantha Cole for the Vice Media website, Sep 17 2020

Knowledge Unlatched and EBSCO Information Services Announce Subscribe-to-Open Cooperation

"Knowledge Unlatched (KU), the international initiative for Open Access (OA), and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) ... are pleased to announce their joint efforts to further support libraries worldwide in their move to OA. Through cooperation they will help publishers shift paywalled subscription journals to OA publications thanks to the innovative Subscribe-to-Open (S2O) model in which libraries fund the publication of journal content to be made open worldwide. "

Subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip 13 anthropology journals to open access in 2020

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Type:  Journal Location:  New York, United States Subject Fields:  Anthropology

Dear Colleague,

Berghahn is delighted to announce that the Berghahn Open Anthro initiative in partnership with Libraria, will be implemented in 2020. This means that all 13 core anthropology journals will be fully open access starting with the 2020 volumes. The support the initiative has received from the library community has been fundamental to making this ground-breaking pilot possible.

Trump Administration considers open access order (comment)

Friends:

Writing on February 10, 2020 in Slate magazine, Mark Neff  argues in an article entitled, "Trump Might Do Something Genuinely Good for Science: It has to do with the outrageous academic publishing market"  that the Trump administration's plan to require that all government-funded research be available through open access is a good idea.  His article includes a summary of the state of the open access debate.  Below is an excerpt and link::

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