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Blog Entry CIS brings Nadustunna Charithra magazine under by CC BY SA licence
by Tanveer Hasan published Sep 02, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:07 PM — filed under: , , ,
As a part of its content donation initiative, the Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) has brought all issues of Nadustunna Charithra magazine under Creative Common Licence.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Intransigenc of STM Publishers
by Subbiah Arunachalam published Jan 01, 2015 last modified Feb 12, 2015 12:28 AM — filed under: ,
A few commercial publishers dominate provision of access to scientific and technical information sought after by researchers around the world. Increasing subscription prices of journals at rates higher than general inflation caused librarians to think of forming consortia, but publishers started selling online journals as bundles, and libraries ended up with many journals their researchers have very little use for. Scientists and librarians adopted open access, but publishers came up with hybrid journals and article processing charges to beat any adverse effect on their profits caused by the fast-spreading open access movement. We compare the steps taken by scientists and librarians in the West to reclaim ease of access to research findings with what is happening in India. We end with a few suggestions.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Privacy vs. Transparency: An Attempt at Resolving the Dichotomy
by Sunil Abraham published Nov 14, 2014 last modified Mar 08, 2015 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The right to privacy has been articulated in international law and in some national laws. In a few countries where the constitution does not explicitly guarantee such a right, courts have read the right to privacy into other rights (e.g., the right to life, the right to equal treatment under law and also the right to freedom of speech and expression).
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Second Draft of Open Access Policy of the Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science released
by Anubha Sinha published Oct 19, 2014 last modified Oct 30, 2014 12:33 AM — filed under: ,
The Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India drafted an Open Access Policy (“Policy”) in consultation with several open access experts, government officials and CIS. The second draft of the Policy released last week and is open for comments till 17th November, 2014.
Located in Openness
Ministry of Science makes open access to research mandatory
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
Researchers who fail to meet the requirements would not considered for promotions, fellowships, future grants or appointments.
Located in News & Media
Indian Govt looks to provide free access to publicly-funded research works
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 28, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham gave his inputs to the blog entry published in Medianama on July 23, 2014.
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Blog Entry Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, release first draft of Open Access Policy
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 18, 2014 last modified Dec 26, 2014 11:20 AM — filed under:
The Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, recently published a draft Open Access Policy in consultation with several open access experts, government officials and CIS. This post discusses open access and the exercise undertaken to draft this policy.
Located in Openness / Blog
Openness
by Subbiah Arunachalam and Anirudh Sridhar published May 30, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The philosophy of openness is one that concerns itself with shifting power from centralized authorities of knowledge like owners to the community with its varied components like users, producers or contributors.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
OSOD 2013: International Workshop on Open Science and Open Data
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 22, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Nehaa Chaudhari was a panelist at the International Workshop on Open Science and Open Data, 2013, held on October 07, 2013 at the Indian Statistical Institute. She gave a presentation on "Government Copyright and the Open Access Conundrum"
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GFM 2013
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Nishant Shah participated in a panel discussion with Wendy Chun, Tom Levine and Geert Lovink , around 'The End of Bibliographies: New Media and Research'. Nishant also participated as a panelist in a panel discussion on 'Open Up: Pragmatism and Politics of Open Access'. The programme was held at the University of Luneberg in Germany from October 3 to 5, 2013.
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