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 .

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 -

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

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.

This new SFDORA repository of case studies on how institutions have made changes is helpful 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:

For International Project Muse has put up a curated bibliography of books and journals relevant to the theme of equity in :OpenAccess:

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

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:

Joshua Chalifour's choices:

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