lunedì 21 maggio 2012

In support of OA: send a message to the Whitehouse has launched!

" is a a place for individuals and institutions to join together to give their favorite ebooks to the world.  ... free, legal edition of ... already-published books, under Creative Commons licensing.  ... you're free to read and share it, with everyone, on the device of your choice, worldwide."

Reviews of Digital Scholarship Publications

lunedì 14 maggio 2012

Amazon, selfpublishing, ebook and publishers

Jeff Bezos, il fondatore di, afferma: «Il futuro è dei lettori (e degli autori). Gli editori devono sudare». Articolo di Serena DAnna
Corriere della Sera » Il Club de La Lettura »

JISC: Public sector saves £28,6 million through OA

Public sector saves £28 million through open access, but much greater rewards to come, says report
The public authorities have already saved 28.6 million pounds (35 million euro) through OA.

Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories by OCLC

OCLC Research has released a new Report: Lasting Impact: Sustainability of Disciplinary Repositories, written by Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway.  The report dated 11 May  " intended to help librarians support researchers in accessing and disseminating research information. The report includes profiles of seven repositories with a focus on their varied business models. It concludes with a discussion of sustainability, including funding models, factors that contribute to a repository's success, and ways to bring in additional revenue."

Repository PORTO

From May 13th, on PORTO (Publications Open Repository TOrino) the scientific papers produced by the academic community of the Politecnico di Torino will begin to be accessible online.

The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture

The book: The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture, edited by Melanie Dulong de Rosnay and Juan Carlos De Martin  for the COMMUNNIA Thematic Network.

COMMUNIA Final Report

"This Public Report was undertaken to ... investigate the state of the digital public domain in Europe; and ... recommend policy strategies for enhancing a healthy public domain and making digital content in Europe more accessible and usable."
COMMUNIA Final Report