Listening to a great talk right now from Malvika Sharan of the Turing Way Project @turingway at the Open Science @ Concordia conference . Malvika is talking about shared spaces creating shared experiences in the context of open science. :OpenAccess:

Wow! The General Index to over 107 million science articles is available in its 32 terabytes of glory. That's quite something in the midst of — Here's a video from Carl Malamud (founder of public.resource.org) talking about it (also links to it) archive.org/details/GeneralInd

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

The new University of California transformative agreement with Elsevier has some interesting details. It certainly seems like a big change to increase osc.universityofcalifornia.edu

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 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-

The mail just delivered my copy of Richard Ovenden's new "Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack" which I'm looking forward to. Nice this arrived during as helps somewhat prevent the erasure/destruction of knowledge. theguardian.com/books/2020/sep

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

Next week the Concordia University Library has a great line-up of events for . I'm offering a session on Using and Sharing Content with Licenses. Most of our events are open to everyone (in Montreal): library.concordia.ca/research/ spread the word and join us!

Need help negotiating publishing rights (or simply retaining your authorial rights) for your article? CARL just released an update of its Canadian Author Addendum to Publication Agreement along with two guides on using it. carl-abrc.ca/news/updated-cana :OpenAccess:

Do you have some thoughts on what :OpenAccess: to knowledge means? The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking your short films, visual art, poetry, short fiction, & creative essays for an anthology (also there's a prize). Deadline: 30 April 2019 wikimediafoundation.org/2019/0

The New England Journal of Medicine seems to be spreading odious commentary on issues. Good rebuttal from Lenny Teytelman protocols.io/groups/protocolsi

Also, although protocols.io is not about publishing articles, that platform is an excellent concept for sharing specific methods from your research work :OpenAccess: . I went to a talk from the CEO (author of the article) last year and was really impressed with the thinking that went into building the platform.

University of California couldn't get Elsevier to agree to universal to UC research so they're not renewing their contracts with Elsevier. Fascinated to see How this plays out. (go bears) news.lib.berkeley.edu/elsevier

Although Elsevier hasn't come around yet, Wiley made an publishing :oa: deal with Germany. Sounds interesting, the universities essentially pay for publishing services but all their authors' works will be available. It includes launching a new journal too. I haven't read through the details but this sounds really positive at first glance. hrk.de/press/press-releases/pr

The Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) published its response to Europe's Plan S (pushing publishers on ). COAR supports Plan S generally but makes some good critical points on where it should be revised to improve it (mostly dealing with technical processes in repository systems).
coar-repositories.org/activiti

We just finished up a really nice discussion, inspired by . Thanks to everyone that participated! paywallthemovie.com

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