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MOOCs, Copyright, and the Library

(by Peter Hirtle) As MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) have become of interest to higher education, so too have they drawn the attention of libraries.  Now that Cornell has joined the EdX partnership, MOOCs are of particular interest to CUL.  The article “Massive Open Opportunity: Supporting MOOCs in Public and Academic Libraries” is a good […]

Expanding Access to Research Results – Announcement from the White House

This is relatively old news now, but still worth sharing. On February 22, the Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that federal agencies with more than $100 million in research expenditures will be required to develop policies that ensure free, public access to publications and data resulting from the research they fund. Both the […]

Implications of Research Funders’ Policies for Scholarly Communication

US Federal funders of research have been developing policies to ensure public access to the products of tax-payer funded research, and two of the major funding agencies have recently announced some changes to their policies with implications for scholarly communication. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has had in place since 2008 a policy requiring […]

Sustainability: Scholarly Repository as an Enterprise

Increasing emphasis on open science and the burgeoning data management mandates usher a complex suite of technology, policy and service needs. It is essential to consider the sustainability requirements upstream and remember that the services we are experimenting and creating now have long-term implications. As we explore a range of issues related to research data […]

Introducing the Scholarly Communication Awareness Program

It is a great pleasure to announce a new program that we’ll be piloting this fall to provide discussion and awareness building forums for CUL’s liaisons in regard to scholarly communication and digital scholarship. One of the CUL Priority Objectives (III.1) has been formalizing the network of library liaisons to departments and academic programs across […]

CUL Joins the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

We recently joined the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), which aims to promote open access repositories and improve the dissemination of scientific results. Its mission is to enhance greater visibility and access to research outputs through global networks of open access digital repositories. Currently, it has 80 members from 24 countries. The group coordinates global collaborative […]

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