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Open Access Interest Group
The CHLA/ABSC Open Access Interest Group is a forum to support discussion, education and advocacy related to OA and related scholarly communications issues as they relate to the work of health librarians and libraries.
With the tagline of "If we can set a goal to sequence the Human Genome for $99, then why shouldn't we demand the same goal for the publication of research?" - Peer J is based on a new publishing model for scientific research. Authors pay a lifetime membership, which then allows them to publish articles in either of Peer J's publications - PeerJ or PeerJ Preprints - for free. Submissions start this summer - will be an interesting one to watch.
David Willett's speech to the UK Publisher's Association annual meeting, May 2, 2012
The World Bank recently announced it's Open Access Policy for Formal Publications and launched it's Open Knowledge Repository. The policy applies to manuscripts and all accompanying data sets (a) that result from research, analysis, economic and sector work, or development practice; (b) that have undergone peer review or have been otherwise vetted and approved for release to the public; and (c) for which internal approval for release is given on or after July 1, 2012, as well as to the final reports of any external research funded
Join the CHLA/ABSC’s Open Access (OA) Interest Group at the Conference in Calgary!
We will be holding a short meeting at the CHLA/ABSC Conference on Saturday, May 28, at 5:00 pm.
On the agenda:
One of the OAIG's priorities is to share sample resources for heath librarians working with Open Access and related issues.
Examples of such resources include:
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SAMPLE SLIDE DECKS
Below is a running, editable list of links to OA resources we've found to be valuable.
OAIG members may feel free to add and edit this list.
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