In celebration of the 5th annual Open Access Week let’s recognize those UofS authors who have chosen to support open access publications!
Here is a list of UofS author, editors, and reviewers of Hindawi open access publications in the last two years:
And here is a list of work published with BioMed Central in the last 12 months by researchers at University of Saskatchewan:
Thank you all!
The total IR holdings of university members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries is 211,746, according to figures retrieved from each of the 25 repositories (Jan 18-19, 2011).
When the holdings of the UofS ETD database and eCommons are combined, University of Saskatchewan ranks 19th out of 25 CARL universities in IR holdings.
CARL IR stats
Sam Kalb, Assessment & Scholarly Communication Services Coordinator at Queen’s University Library, has announced that Queen’s University Librarians and Archivists (QULA) passed an open access policy for its members on April 27, 2010.
QULA Open Access Policy
On Friday April 16, 2010, Concordia University’s Senate adopted by an overwhelming majority the attached “Resolution on Open Access”, following a recommendation delivered to Senate by all four of the university’s Faculty Councils as well as its Council of the School of Graduate Studies.
Concordia University Senate Resolution on Open Access
Removing barriers: Open Access strategy at the SFU Library
This document outlines support for Open Access publishing being undertaken by the SFU Library. In addition to describing current activities, it considers and recommends additional directions. Input was gathered from SFU librarians, and the strategy was unanimously supported by the Senate Library Committee at its meeting January 18, 2010.
Beginning in February 2010, SFU is creating an OA Central Fund to encourage SFU authors to publish in OA Journals. The fund will pay the APCs [article processing charges] for SFU authors who lack other sources to cover these fees. It’s all part of the Library’s new Open Access Strategy, which includes:
• Continuing support for the Public Knowledge Project and its open source software to improve management and to decrease publishing costs,
• Further development of SFU’s Institutional Repository where authors can share research output, including reports and raw data,
• Making OA journals more accessible to SFU readers.
“With the establishment of the Open Access Fund we join a growing movement worldwide,” says Bird. Hal Weinberg, Director of SFU’s Office of Research Ethics, adds, “The new look in academia is free public access to all data collected with public money. Research data should be available to the public so that there can be expansion of knowledge related to that data.” The SFU Library maintains a public repository where researchers can put their data to fulfill new public access requirements of granting agencies.
For more information about Open Access initiatives at the SFU Library, including the OA Central Fund, contact Gwen Bird, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library’s full OA Strategy document is available on the web: tinyurl.com/yl2h4aa
Breaking News from the U of Ottawa’s Media Room:
“The University of Ottawa is the first Canadian university to adopt a comprehensive open access program that supports free and unrestricted access to scholarly research.
The University’s new program includes:
• a commitment to make the University’s scholarly publications available online at no charge through the University’s repository, uO Research;
• an author fund to help researchers defray open access fees charged by publishers;
• a fund to support the creation of digital educational materials organized as courses and available to everyone online at no charge ;
• support for the University of Ottawa Press’s commitment to publishing a collection of open access books; and
• a research grant to support further research on the open access movement.”
See the full media release here.
Also see uOttawa’s Open Access information page.