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» Budapest Open Access Initiative Open in a new browser windowEditor's Pick
   Aims to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the Internet.

» American Scientist Forum on Open Access Open in a new browser window
   Forum devoted to the freeing of online access to the peer-reviewed research literature. Continuous since 1998.
» Andrew Odlyzko: Papers on Electronic Publishing Open in a new browser window
   A selection of papers on the future of electronic publication in the field of academic communication, its impact and consequences.
» Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities Open in a new browser window
   All of Germany's principal scientific and scholarly institutions, including the Max-Planck Society, as well as a growing number of their counterparts from other countries (such as France's CNRS) have signed their commitment to open access to scientific a
» Create Change Open in a new browser window
   A resource for faculty and librarian action to reclaim scholarly communication. Main issues concern subscription prices for scholarly journals and help for journals willing to find publishing options better suited to their academic missions.
» Creating a global knowledge network Open in a new browser window
   Considerations on how to build a knowledge network for research communication and on its potential impact, by P. Ginsparg, one of the founders of ArXiv.
» Declaration of San José - Towards the Virtual Health Library Open in a new browser window
   An initiative aiming to construct a digital medium 'as a unified response to our health situation, facilitating wide access to information for the permanent improvement of health of the people'.
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   Dedicated to the freeing of the refereed research literature online through author/institution self-archiving. Provides free (GNU) software for self-archiving.
» First Monday - The Streetperformer Protocol & Digital Copyrights Open in a new browser window
   Introducing the Street Performer Protocol, an electronic-commerce mechanism to facilitate the private financing of public works. Using this protocol, people would place donations in escrow, to be released to an author in the event that the promised work b
» Free Online Scholarship Newsletter Open in a new browser window
   (FOS) News and discussion on the migration of print scholarship to the internet and efforts to make it available to readers free of charge. Newsletter, forum, FAQ and a comprehensive directory on electronic archives.
» Information Liberation Open in a new browser window
   Examines radical alternatives for replacing mass media with network media, abolishing intellectual property, and changing social institutions that create a demand for surveillance. Free full text in html and pdf.
» Measure Calls for Wider Access to Federally Financed Research Open in a new browser window
   A group challenging the power of established scientific journals says legislation will be introduced to make the results of all federally financed research available to the public.
» Nature Debates: E-Access Open in a new browser window
   Online forum hosted by Nature Online concerning the impact of the web on the future of publishing and the dissemination of scientific information.
» Online or Invisible? Open in a new browser window
   Article by Steve Lawrence appeared in Nature (2001) analyzing the citation rate of online and off line articles. Articles freely available online are more highly cited, free online availability substantially increases a paper's impact.
» Peter Suber's Guide to the FOS Movement Open in a new browser window
   Comprehensive guide to the terminology, acronyms, initiatives, standards, technologies, and players in the free online scholarship initiative.
» Public Library of Science Open in a new browser window
   A non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature freely accessible to scientists and to the public around the world. Promotion of free access online journals and eprints archives.
» Rights Metadata for Open archiving Open in a new browser window
   (RoMEO) A project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee to investigate the rights issues surrounding the self-archiving of research in the UK academic community under the Open Archive Initiative's protocol for metadata harvesting (OAI). Legal
» Scholarly Journals at the Crossroads: A Subversive Proposal for Electronic Publishing Open in a new browser window
   An internet discussion about scientific and scholarly journals and their future.
» Self-Archiving FAQ Open in a new browser window
   Answers to frequently asked questions about self archiving including what and how. Has a "I worry about..." set of questions too with advice and answers to issues.
» Stevan Harnad on Free Access Initiatives Open in a new browser window
   How to free access to scientific literature: papers by one of the leaders of the open archives initiative.

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