Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues, and alert members to new developments. The news for the October 2015 special issue on Open Access Week follows:
PPC/NA, v. 1 n. 5, October 2015, Special Issue: Open Access Week
It’s Open Access Week!
- International Open Access Week, October 19 - 25, 2015
- OA Week Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
- Follow #oaweek on Twitter
- Polkinghorne, Sarah. “Getting Design Students Involved For An Invigorated Open Access Week.” Open Access Week Blog, 9 August 2015.
Open Access Legislation & Policy
- Peet, Lisa. “FASTR Approved by Senate Committee.” Library Journal, 30 July 2015.
- Notes on the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act. [FASTR] Harvard Open Access Project.
- Executive Directive on Public AccessExecutive Directive on Public Access [OSTP Memo] SPARC.
More Open Access News
- Allen, Nicole. "Affordable College Textbook Act Reintroduced in Congress." 14 Oct. 2015.
- Bonn, Maria. “Maximizing the Benefits of Open Access: Strategies for Enhancing the Discovery of Open Access Content.” College & Research Libraries News, 76.9 (2015): 491–494. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.
- Kelly, Éanna. "[EU Research Commissioner Carlos] Moedas Urges Publishers to Get Serious on Open Access." Science/Business, 14 October 2015.
- Lendl, Rebecca. “Creative Commons Awarded $450,000 from the Arcadia Fund to Support Open Access Publishing for Authors.” Creative Commons Blog, 14 Oct. 2015.
- Matthews, David. "Open Access Papers 'More Likely to be Cited on Twitter'." Times Higher Education, 10 October 2015
Favorite Open Access Sites
- Good Practices for University Open Access Policies. Harvard Open Access Project.
- DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
- The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities (Berlin9)
- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
- Right to Research Coalition
- Art Canada Institute/Institut de l'art canadien
- CCCA Canadian Art Database Project/Base de données sur l'art canadien CACCBase de données sur l'art canadien CACC
- Internet Archive Digital Library
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