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NSF Public Access Plan

Friday, May 1st, 2015

On March 18, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a publication, “Public Access Plan: Today’s Data, Tomorrow’s Discoveries: Increasing Access to the Results of Research Funded by the National Science Foundation,” which outlines its plans for the collection and deposition of articles and manuscripts written based on NSF-funded research. In a nutshell, the plan states […]

The Authors Alliance and Authorship for the Public Good

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The Authors Alliance was founded in May 2014 by four members of the U.C. Berkeley faculty, and has a 24-member advisory board comprised of professional writers, librarians, publishers, and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions. It is a nonprofit organization that, according to its website “promotes authorship for the public good by supporting […]

Creative Commons

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

If you are like me you have heard of Creative Commons and have a basic understanding of the concept. Most likely you have even used it, whether you realized it or not. When I would look for materials online, mostly images, I would look for Creative Commons materials. I knew that by looking for the […]