Topic: Open learning, open access, & open source

Fair access: Strikes the right balance on education and copyright

By Michael Geist

Emerging forms of access to copyrighted works is undermining the value of Access Copyright, argues Professor Michael Geist.

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Access Copyright: Addressing the needs and concerns of both creators and users in a changing copyright landscape

By Roanie Levy

Access Copyright has the infrastructure and expertise to best serve universities, says the organization’s Executive Director Roanie Levy.

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Open Access and the Public Purse

By Julia M. Wright

Last year, we were introduced to a “Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy,” put forward by NSERC and SSHRC to harmonize their requirements […]

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Open season on academics: My brush with predatory publishing

By Gary Genosko

One morning I opened my email to find that I had become editor-in-chief of an academic journal. Well, ‘chief editor’ to be […]

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The Massive Open Online Professor

By Stephen Carson and Jan Philipp Schmidt

The new open and social technologies may allow academics to have their cake and eat it, too. A professor can be a […]

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Open Access: Promises and Challenges of Scholarship in the Digital Age

By Leslie Chan, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Internet has made Open Access publication – the free distribution of scholarly work – a powerful possibility for scholars, administrators and publishers alike. Leslie Chan takes an in-depth look at the potential benefits, and looming challenges, facing this new approach to knowledge dissemination.

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