It's been 20 years of since the Budapest Open Access Statement. There are 4 new recommendations, which I think are important. You can read about them here: budapestopenaccessinitiative.o

I'd like to hear more playlists created this way. :-) Fascinating research (using a large corpus of music from Spotify) on music that gives people the "chills." I was struck with the sophisticated/sad intense/happy characteristics. The full article is, fortunately, open access . journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/

This is interesting, first in North America, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) is joining cOAlition S, adopting Plan S so that publications from the research they fund immediately become open access - coalition-s.org/coalition-s-ex

Super interested to read this major new "...analysis and overview of collaborative, community-driven open access journals and platforms" sponsored by colation S. This article includes links to the reports (findings & recommendations) as well as the datasets and bibliographic info oaspa.org/major-oa-diamond-jou

Good open access news in Canada 

Really great to see this big transformative agreement between Canadian universities (CRKN_RCDR)
& SAGE! It discounts APCs in some journals and automatically waives them for a lot of others and implements lots of Creative Commons licensing. crkn-rcdr.ca/en/canadian-resea

This new SFDORA repository of case studies on how institutions have made changes is helpful sfdora.org/dora-case-studies/ Assessment criteria for promotion form an ongoing blockage to fixing publishing practices (e.g. moving toward innovative models)

This positive announcement on a new collaboration to preserve fully journals is important (and on World Day of Digital Preservation ). The DOAJ, the CLOCKSS Archive, Internet Archive, Keepers Registry/ISSN International Centre and Public Knowledge Project (PKP) have a new initiative for archiving these journals. Info here: blog.doaj.org/2020/11/05/doaj-

For International Project Muse has put up a curated bibliography of books and journals relevant to the theme of equity in :OpenAccess: about.muse.jhu.edu/muse/open-a

Halloween is around the corner & it's so I have to make the obvious play on words to mention this new book "Internet Daemons: Digital Communications Possessed" from Concordia prof. Fenwick McKelvey — you can get it from our :oa: repository here spectrum.library.concordia.ca/

It's :oa: - Here's the Concordia Library web pages to find out how you can take advantage of resources & contribute to the research ecosystem: library.concordia.ca/help/open

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