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Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World

Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 03, 2013 05:36 AM
February 29, 2012

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?

Will open access replace costly commercial publishing models?

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Feb 23, 2012 09:12 AM
February 23, 2012

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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An Interview with Dr. Francis Jayakanth

An Interview with Dr. Francis Jayakanth

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Nov 24, 2012 06:09 AM
February 17, 2012

India has been losing out its best talents to the West, however, this trend could be reversed if we create adequate number of world-class institutions and research facilities, and our scientific productivity and quality of research will improve significantly, says Dr. Francis Jayakanth in an email interview with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore.

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Research papers will be available in public domain

Research papers will be available in public domain

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Feb 17, 2012 05:38 AM
February 17, 2012

IIT-Madras intends to make circle of knowledge complete, writes Vasudha Venugopal in this article published in the Hindu on 15 February 2012. Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam is quoted in the article.

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Inaugural EPT Award for Open Access

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 31, 2011 10:46 AM
December 29, 2011

The Electronic Publishing Trust for Development is pleased to announce the winners of a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developing countries who have made a significant personal contribution to advancing the cause of open access (OA) and the free exchange of research findings.

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Know your Users, Match their Needs!

Know your Users, Match their Needs!

by Rebecca Schild — last modified Feb 27, 2012 03:06 PM

As Free Access to Law initiatives in the Global South enter into a new stage of maturity, they must be certain not to lose sight of their users’ needs. The following post gives a summary of the “Good Practices Handbook”, a research output of the collaborative project Free Access to Law — Is it Here to Stay? undertaken by LexUM (Canada) and the South African Legal Institute in partnership with the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Open Access Week begins in Bangalore

Open Access Week begins in Bangalore

by Tom Dane — last modified Aug 03, 2012 11:04 PM
October 27, 2011

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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Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India: A Status Report: Call for Comments

by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam and Madhan Muthu — last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM
July 27, 2011

The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes comments on the first draft of "Open Access to Scholarly Literature in India: A Status Report". This report, on open access to scholarly literature, with a special focus on scientific literature, has been written by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam and Madhan Muthu. The report surveys the field of scholarly and scientific publication in India and provides a detailed history of the open access movement in India.

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Q&A on open access with Subbiah Arunachalam of the Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore)

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM
May 09, 2011

Amrit Dhir, a 1L at Harvard Law School, has been working with the Harvard Law School Library on open access activities. He recently had an opportunity to interview Subbiah Arunachalam of the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in India. The interview was published by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on May 5, 2011.

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