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Over 40% of the cancer literature indexed by PubMed is available as full-text within 3 years of publication (17% within 30 days)
Internet Archive exceeds 10 million free texts
Ongoing strong growth in open access archives, both repositories and content, as seen through OpenDOAR, ROAR, and BASE
50% annual growth rate for the Directory of Open Access Books
Directory of Open Access Journals has overall negative growth due to major clean-up but showed strong growth in articles searchable at article level and now adding titles at the rate of 4.5 per day
Concern noted about the apparent ongoing dramatic growth of Elsevier
Highlights this quarter include a new indicator illustrating that 42% of the cancer literature indexed by PubMed is available as free full-text within 3 years of publication; ongoing strong growth in open access archives and ...
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My comments on Canada's draft new action plan on open government 2016 - 2018 - you have until June 30 to get yours in! http://poeticeconomics.blogspot.ca/2016/06/canadas-draft-new-action-plan-on-open.html
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The March 31 2016 Dramatic Growth of Open Access is now available for viewing and data downloading. Highlights: there are now 150 publishers of peer-reviewed open access books. This quarter is DOAJ's strongest growth rate to date at over 6 titles per day. The repositories that participate in BASE collectively grew by over 4.7 million this quarter for a total approaching 89 million. PubMed is falling behind on indexing while PubMedCentral continues to add more actively participating journals, more journals with immediate free content and more journals with all content open access.

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Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism bill, became law yesterday as it received royal assent. As polls continue to suggest that the Liberal support for the bill is shifting potential voters to the NDP, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has conducted several…
Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism bill, became law yesterday as it received royal assent. As polls continue to suggest that the Liberal support for the bill is shifting potential voters to the NDP, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has conducted several interviews defending his position as the "right move for Canadians." Trudeau's arguments, which have been echoed by other Liberal MPs such as Marc Garneau, boils down to three key claims: he doesn't want ...
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This is the opposite of open access - deliberate suppression of knowledge or potential knowledge.
 
It's not crime that catches criminals, it's their attempts at cover-ups.
A new Wyoming law expands on the "ag-gag" trend of criminalizing whistleblowers in a new way: making it illegal for citizens to gather data about environme
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Canada's business community has mobilized in recent weeks to call on the government to adopt a more aggressive, engaged approach with respect to the biggest trade negotiations on the planet - the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The TPP involves 12…
Canada's business community has mobilized in recent weeks to call on the government to adopt a more aggressive, engaged approach with respect to the biggest trade negotiations on the planet - the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The TPP involves 12 countries including the United States, Australia, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Vietnam, Brunei, Japan, Peru, and Chile. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepa...
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As is pointed out in the article, money is only part of the problem. Students who cannot afford texts and don't buy them end up falling behind.
 
New program rids students of text books, saving thousands - Red Alert Politics
Image via AchievetheDream.org. Students at some community colleges will have the opportunity to save money on textbooks by replacing them with open-source materials, thanks to a new initiative. Achieving the Dream launched the “open educational resources degree initiative,” which could save...
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Is publication of poor or pseudo-science to support advocacy for a good cause ever appropriate? In my opinion, no, it is not, whether your preferred good cause is maintaining the healthy profits of big tobacco, big oil, big pharma, big commercial scholarly publishers - or open access / open science. Discussion anyone?
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Today Wikileaks released the Trade in Services Agreement - bigger than TPP. Thanks, Wikileaks! Glad someone is letting us know what our governments are up to...

https://wikileaks.org/tisa/press.html?2
What is Tor? Tips for Sources After Submitting. This key's fingerprint is A04C 5E09 ED02 B328 03EB 6116 93ED 732E 9231 8DBA -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK----- mQQNBFUoCGgBIADFLp+QonWyK8L6SPsNrnhwgfCxCk6OUHRIHReAsgAUXegpfg0b rsoHbeI5W9s5to/MUGwULHj59M6AvT+DS5rmrThgrND8Dt0dO+XW88bmTXHsFg9K ...
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This issue of the Dramatic Growth of Open Access highlights and celebrates samples of the many small milestones illustrating the slow and steady increase in open access (dramatic does not necessarily mean fast!). There are ...
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A budget implementation bill is an unlikely - and many would say inappropriate - place to make major changes to Canadian privacy law. Yet Bill C-59, the government’s 158-page bill that is set to sweep through the House of Commons, does just that. The…
A budget implementation bill is an unlikely - and many would say inappropriate - place to make major changes to Canadian privacy law. Yet Bill C-59, the government’s 158-page bill that is set to sweep through the House of Commons, does just that. The omnibus budget bill touches on a wide range of issues, including copyright term extension and retroactive reforms to access to information laws. But there are also privacy amendments that have re...
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