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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 Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Aug 03, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Electronic Publishing Trust recently announced a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developed countries who have made significant contribution for the cause of open access and free exchange of research findings. There were 30 nominations from 17 countries around the world and Dr. Francis Jayakanth from the National Centre of Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was selected for the inaugural EPT Award for Open Access in the Developing World by a committee that went through all the nominations.
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Will open access replace costly commercial publishing models?
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 23, 2012 — filed under: ,
Cost of research journals going up while funds available are coming down, writes Vasudha Venugopal in an article published in the Hindu on February 19, 2012.
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Blog Entry Open Access Week begins in Bangalore
by Tom Dane published Oct 27, 2011 last modified Aug 03, 2012 11:04 PM — filed under: ,
On Monday 24 October, the National Aerospace Laboratories in Bangalore held an event to mark the beginning of Open Access Week 2011
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Sting job by Hyderabad scientist exposes fake journals
by Admin published Oct 17, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Scientists have at last found a cure for Schlodomoniasis -- a deadly brain infection caused by the "inter-galactic parasite Klaousmodium cruzi" -- they claim to have identified for the first time.
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Blog Entry CIS Signs MoU with Odia Virtual Academy
by Sailesh Patnaik published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Dec 20, 2018 12:24 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
On October 26, 2018, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Odia Virtual Academy (OVA) to work on drafting an open content policy for the state, to promote use of Wikimedia projects by various user types and to ensure sustainability of Wikimedia projects, and to facilitate development of relevant free and open source software projects. This partnership between OVA and CIS will be carried out from December 2018 to November 2019, and we are sharing an overview of the activities and their objectives in this post.
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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
Odia Language Classics could Now be Read from Phones, Tablets and of course from Computers!
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 04, 2015 last modified Dec 15, 2015 08:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Odia Wikisource, a sister project of Odia Wikipedia and a free online Odia-language library is celebrating its first anniversary in Bhubaneswar tomorrow. Available online at or.wikisource.org, the project finally went live in last year on October 20 after being incubated over two years. In a nutshell, it not just provides free and open access to readers to access text that are out of copyright or available under free license, but also allows them to contribute in either digitizing copyright-free text or correcting mistakes made by others.
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Panel Discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge
by Admin published Oct 26, 2018 last modified Feb 22, 2019 03:32 PM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist and moderator in a panel discussion on Equitable Access to Knowledge on October 23, 2018 at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The event was hosted by DST Centre for Policy Research (IISc), Bangalore.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Lecture on Open Access and Open Content Licensing at ICAR (short course)
by Admin published Nov 22, 2018 last modified Dec 05, 2018 04:19 PM — filed under: , ,
The ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) a constituent establishment of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised a short course on 'ICTs for Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Agricultural Research, Education and Extension of NARES' during November 13-22, 2018 in Bangalore. Anubha Sinha delivered a lecture to the participants.
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