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AOASG October Newsletter: Events for OA week Oct 24-28 and other OA news from the past month.

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21 October 2016: what's in this month's newsletter


Open Access Week!

What's new in OA & scholarly publishing in AU & NZ
What's new in OA & scholarly publishing globally
Innovation in publishing models
Upcoming events in OA & scholarly publishing
OA week update
Recent writing & resources on OA

Comments on this month's news and suggestions for inclusion in the next newsletter, planned for November, are always welcome.

Follow @openaccess_anz on twitter for daily updates.
 

Open Access Week 2016

 
 
Open Access week is October 24-28. There are many events globally including many in Australia and New Zealand - these are listed on our site and will be updated if we hear of more. The theme of the week is "Open in Action" and it is intended to be as inclusive as possible. See the SPARC portal for ideas.

AOASG will be tweeting throughout the week. Please let us know if you want us to highlight anything and please join us for a round up of the week at a tweetchat on Friday, 28 Oct 2016 2pm NZ; Noon AEDT; 11am AEST; 9 am AWST. All welcome. Tag tweetw with #openaccessanz

We also now have an Instagram account for any OA images to highlight. Please tag with  #openaccessanz

What's new in OA & scholarly publishing in AU & NZ


AUT lauches Tuwhera: a new OA publishing platform
Tuwhera - meaning open in Te Reo Māori has two journals in its titles:  Pacific Journalism Review & Applied Finance Letters

ASIC company data should be open and free
The Australian government is planning to privatise the management of the Australian Securities and investments Commission database of companies.  In this artilcle Jeffrey Knapp argues that this could be a potential damaging move against the government's own open data policy. 

 

New OA repository for ANU
Link Digital will work with the Australian National University on an innovative project called MDbox: The open access repository for molecular dynamics (MD) simulation data.

Open Library Foundation launched
A number of Australian libraries are taking part in projects being run out of the newly launched Open Library Foundation which has been established to promote open source projects for libraries and to foster and support contribution, distribution, and sustainability of the benefits of these projects.  
 
Open access to weather data report
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released Terms of Reference and a Request for Proposal (RfP)  for a report on open access to weather data. 

How do researchers experience Open Access?
A research team at QUT is looking for Australian academic researchers who have used open access sources and content to develop an understanding of their information literacy experience.  If you would like to participate click on the above link.  
 

What's new in OA & scholarly publishing globally


Europe

Investigating OA monograph services: Final report 

A project to explore potential future services to support open access monograph publishing, 
funded by Jisc Collections and conducted by Jisc Collections and OAPEN Foundation.

OA Publishing Policies in Science Europe Member Organisations
Key Results from Science Europe and Global Research Council Surveys

10,000 OA submissions
Ten thousand reasons to celebrate Open Access at Cambridge

OA journal eLife introduces $2,500 author fee
Bioscience journal eLife will charge a  publication fee from January 2017 to help cover the cost of its business.

Report:  OpenAIRE's Experiments in Open Peer Review
Public report of the Open Peer Review Experiments hosted by OpenAIRE2020 and conducted by OpenScholar CIC, The Winnower, and OpenEdition.

What it means to be Green: exploring publishers’ changing approaches to Green open access
The number of publishers allowing some form of self-archiving has increased noticeably over the last decade or so.

Concordat on Open Research Data launched
Four of the UK’s leading research organisations have launched a concordat that proposes a series of clear and practical principles for working with research data.

Gold for Gold scheme to end 2017
Royal Society of Chemistry is adapting its approach to be in the best position to shape the future of open access publishing for the benefit of our community. With this in mind, it will bring its Gold for Gold pilot to an end.in 2017. 

Austrian Courts Uphold Creative Commons License Terms -- For Now
15 years after the CC movement started the courts are still trying to bring legal clarity to the use of CC licenses. 

Towards 100% OA
This is a spearhead project that the Netherlands, as President of the Council of Europe from January to July 2016, put on the agenda.

Milestone for OASPA
The Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association has announced that  the number of their members has now reached the 100 mark.
 Clapping Hands Sign on Google Android 7.0
 
Open Library of Humanities and University of Wales Press partner to convert journal to full open access 
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) has entered into a partnership with the University of Wales Press (UWP) to convert the International Journal of Welsh Writing in English into a full, gold open-access journal. 

Why Wellcome has set publisher requirements for OA
Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome explains why they have taken this step.  Jisc supports Wellcome’s OA requirements for publishers noting that 
“It is incredibly helpful to have a funder of Wellcome’s standing be so clear about its expectations in this area.  APCs already constitute a multi-million pound market, which makes it important that everyone is clear about what is being paid for.”
 
Cogent OA: Creative Commons, Copyright, Open Access Knowledge Base
What might copyright look like in the twenty-first century?

German research ministry demands OA
In a new policy announcement, all research funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research will have to be open access.

GeRDI to be model of a linked research data infrastructure
Nationwide project GeRDI is to set up a linked research data infrastructure as a German contribution to the European Open Science Cloud.  

The European Commission Mandates Open Data from 2017
Horizon 2020 is an €80 billion fund for research from the European Commission. Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation said in a statement that “as of the Work Programme 2017, the current Open Research Data Pilot will be extended to cover all thematic areas of Horizon 2020, making open research data the default setting.




Ireland explores Open Data benefits for Health
With the implementation of the Revised Public Sector Information Directive and the National Open Data Strategy in Ireland, more and more Irish government agencies are publishing Open Data. This has resulted in publishing over four thousand datasets on the Irish Open Data Portal. 


USA


Open Library Foundation Established
The Open Library Foundation has been established to promote open source projects for libraries and to foster and support contribution, distribution, and sustainability of the benefits of these projects. 

CRL's "Pivot" to Open Access
As of 2017, all digital materials hosted on the web by Centre for Research Libraries which derive from source materials in the public domain or for which CRL has secured the requisite rights and permissions, will be available without restriction.

Monthly MIT OA stats in an infographic 


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