What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?
SPARC announces the theme for the 2014 International Open Access Week in October to be “Generation Open.” The event will highlight the importance of encouraging the younger population to become involved with the mainstream adoption of Open Access publishing. Young adults are a critical and vital target demographic for the Button.
An opinion piece in Times High Education discusses the impact of Open Access on the public’s contribution to science and research.
Scientists at Cornell University have encouraged that their university’s leadership support providing published research directly to the public. A report in The Cornell Daily Sun provides details into this movement to create a repository.
An article feature in The Dartmouth highlights the importance of Open Access but also some of the challenges the publishing system must overcome in order to move into a more open format.
The WHO has announced it will become a proponent of Open Access after joining Europe PubMed Central. This was announced via news release from the Wellcome Trust.