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Society of Biblical Literature releases (restrictive) Green Open Access Policy

Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines. As an international organization [of over 8,500 members], the Society offers its

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Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my post, Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews. If you missed it, here is the link back to Part 1. Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Best excerpts from Poynder’s “The State of Open Access” interviews, Part 1

Still catching up from my summer hiatus, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss Richard Poynder’s The State of Open Access interview series over on his Open and Shut? blog. Richard Poynder, an independent journalist hailing from the UK,

Posted in "The Hat Tip", Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Interviews (Publishers), Interviews (Scholars), Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

“Truthiness” isn’t quite truth, and “sciencey” isn’t quite science, even if published in Science: Mike Taylor’s “Anti-tutorial: how to design and execute a really bad study”

I’m a sucker for good satire. In a recent post I referenced Dorothea Salo’s delightfully satirical article, “How to Scuttle a Scholarly Communication Initiative” where she lays out a detailed agenda for dissuading academic libraries from effective participation in scholarly communication activities on their campuses.

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EBSCO Serials Price Projections for 2014 recognizes rising impact of open access; highlights perils of continued publisher consolidation

EBSCO Information Services is not only a well-known database aggregator of academic journal literature and e-books, they also manage the purchase of print and electronic journal subscriptions for libraries and institutions (its original business). The other day I received EBSCO’s Serials Price

Posted in Commercial Publishing, Economics & Business Models, Libraries & OA, Open Access, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Theological Librarianship celebrates 5 years open access; I join the editorial board

Theological Librarianship: An Online Journal of the American Theological Library Association (ISSN: 1937-8904) celebrates five years of publication as an online open access journal dedicated to fostering “the professional development of theological librarians and to contribute to and enrich the profession

Posted in Libraries & OA, Open Access, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Associations, Scholarly Journals

Review: Peter Suber’s Open Access (The MIT Press, 2012)—now also open access!

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I haven’t gotten around to writing this review sooner. I mean, Peter Suber’s book Open Access (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-51763-8) has been out for a year now. Richard Poynder, in

Posted in Book/Article Review, Commercial Publishing, e-Books, Economics & Business Models, Intellectual Property & Copyright, Libraries & OA, OA Policies, Open Access, Peer Review, Publishing Platforms, Scholarly Journals

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