From Andrea Bollini, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,4Science
Winchester, MA Today SPARC issued a statement calling for the elimination of embargo periods in making research articles openly available to avoid curtailing scientific progress and stifling innovation in delivering the benefits of research back to the public.
Signatories to the statement include:
Winchester, MA Balancing digital collection development costs with strategies to ensure that digital assets remain openly accessible comes down to evaluating affordable solutions. Sustainability planning leads to weighing the advantages of high-cost proprietary online solutions that can result in long-term data lock-up against freely available open source technology solutions that give institutions control of their digital assets.
From Heather Morrison, Simon Frasier University
Winchester, MA COAR (Coalition of Open Access Repositories) Executive Director Alicia Lopez Medina recently conducted a video interview with DuraSpace CEO Michele Kimpton to learn more about DuraCloud, and plans for DSpace and Fedora development in the next year and over the next three years. She also asked Kimpton for her views on major driving forces in Open Access repository development and more.