Happy news for a Friday - I'm taking a leave of absence from my job and spending next year as a Fellow in the Library Innovation Lab and Affliliate of the Berkman Center at Harvard. Gonna be working on free law and open information stuff. I'm pretty excited (and terrified.)
Idle question to folks at ScholCommCamp: Did my name ever arise in connection with OA, "predatory," or library publishing? Just wondering...no special reason it should (unless people complaining about lack of hard facts on OA volume and "predatory," for example)
Hey, so, time got away from me this week and I didn't keep my promise to Jing up the FF archiving script. If you'd like me to run the script on your behalf, I'd be happy to. What I'll need from you (DM it or email it to dorothea @ dsalo.info) is your "FriendFeed remote key" which you can find at https://friendfeed.com/account... .
We're having a discussion about whether to use NIH "author manuscript" versions of article to fulfill ILL requests at MPOW. As a staunch open access advocate, I'm all for it, but I'm getting some push back. The author manuscript versions, as far as I can tell, have gone through peer-review, but not the final copy edit.
Two-parter on my massive OA research: 1. To end the coyness, it will appear as an issue of Library Technology Reports (from ALA TechSource) sometime this summer, which means I'll do 15,000-18,000 words of reasonably tight, coherent presentation on the results and what they mean.
Is anyone familiar with / subscribing to Open Book Publishers, started at Cambridge? They have a library membership scheme through which libraries can support the initiative (and pay for downloadable access, etc.) http://www.openbookpublishers.com/section...