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Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty votes for open access policy -

At its latest meeting, the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) voted for allowing the university to make all faculty members' scholarly articles publicly available online. The resolution makes HGSE the fourth of Harvard's 10 schools to endorse open access to faculty research… Read More

US publishers body endorses international joint statement on OA debate -

The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP/PSP) has expressed its endorsement of a joint statement on the open access (OA) debate issued by two international organisations representing publishers and librarians. The statement, entitled 'Enhancing the Debate on Open Access,' was… Read More

ARL calls for members to refrain from signing nondisclosure or confidentiality clauses -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors voted in support of a resolution introduced by its Scholarly Communication Steering Committee to strongly encourage ARL member libraries to refrain from signing agreements with publishers or vendors, either individually or through consortia, which include nondisclosure or… Read More

PEER draft report on manuscript deposit procedures now online -

The Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER) recently published a draft report on the provision of usage data and manuscript deposit procedures for publishers and repository managers. The report is now available online at PEER, a joint initiative of publishers, repositories and the… Read More

SPARC holds webcast for Oberlin Group on Harvard OA policy -

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has announced that it recently hosted a webcast for Oberlin Group liberal arts colleges about Harvard University's open access (OA) policy. A number of Oberlin Group colleges are in various stages of discussing faculty OA policies similar to… Read More

Royal Society launches enquiry on long-term prospects for UK science and innovation -

The UK's Royal Society has embarked on an 11-month enquiry into the role that science will play in equipping the nation to meet the economic, social and environmental challenges of the next 50 years. The study, titled 'The Fruits of Curiosity: science, innovation and future sources… Read More

Twenty more publishers sign up for TRANSFER Code of Practice -

The UK Serials Group (UKSG) has announced that 20 publishers have now signed up to its TRANSFER Code of Practice. TRANSFER provides best practice guidelines and outlines responsibilities to ensure that journal content remains easily accessible in the event of a change of ownership. Library and… Read More

International Organization for Standardization releases ISO Standard for textual works -

The International ISTC Agency, the official Registration Authority for the International Standard Text Code (ISTC), has announced that the International Organization for Standardization has formally published ISO Standard 21047, which is available now at The ISTC system provides a means of… Read More

American Chemical Society forms Board-Presidential Task Force on Education -

The American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, has created a Board-Presidential Task Force on Education to identify a unique role for the society in transforming education in the US. The task force's charter calls upon it to review recommendations contained in STEM (Science,… Read More

ARL proposes community-wide process to develop new OCLC policy for use and transfer of WorldCat records -

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Ad Hoc Task Force to Review the Proposed OCLC Policy for Use and Transfer of WorldCat Records has issued its final report. The report calls on OCLC to develop a new policy to replace the one released in November 2008.… Read More

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