Open Access Roundup – Fourth Quarter 2014

Open Access Roundup - Fourth Quarter 2014

While the rest of the world was engaged in various year-end activities and celebrating the holidays, the open access (OA) movement continued to chalk up a number of key victories—and faced an unexpected curveball along the way. From late September to December, we witnessed the adoption of the first public access policy for state-funded research, a shift to put students and early career researchers at the center of the OA movement, a high-profile battle between “Big Deal” subscriptions and libraries in connection with OA, and the adoption of even more OA policies by big research funders.

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http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbreader.asp?ArticleId=101339&PageNum=1