As you may have noticed, this weekend the online world has been filled with news of and responses to the suicide of the young American activist Aaron Swartz. Many excellent personal tributes have been written about the man and his...
Op ed in The Independent on the UK Research Council's policy to open access to research findings, and why it is so important for young scholars in particular to have (open) access to research findings - for them access constraints are - together with time constraints - the most significant barriers for progress in their research
Hathi Trust was the clear winner of a lawsuit that was started by the Author's Guild of America. In this post, James Grimmelmann evaluates the implications of the judge's ruling for future copyright battles (thx @cthijm)
Longidtudinal study on the development of open access in scholarly publishing in BioMedcentral by Finnish researchers Laakso and Björk. Conclusion: "OA journal publishing is disrupting the dominant subscription-based model of scientific publishing, having rapidly grown in relative annual share of published journal articles during the last decade".