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OA Week Roundup Day Two #oaw2012

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Day two has now come and gone, so here’s what you’ve been missing out on if you’re just joining the OA party:

  • First Up: If you’ve seen our featured image, then you’ll already be acquainted with Professor O and Professor A. They make up the two characters for a comic that’s being posted on the Versita Open Access Books FB page. You should go and check it out.
  • Birgit Schmidt and Kathleen Shearer have published “Licensing Revisited: Open Access Clauses in Practice” in the Future Issue section of LIBER Quarterly (h/t: DigitalKoans).
  • A meritocracy, universality of participation, a willingness to listen, openness of process, openness of results, and a mechanism to change current practice — these are Peter Murray-Rust’s (very reasonable and sensible) criteria for what he values as considering something ‘open’.
  • The Copyright Office has today, October 22, 2012, published a Notice of Inquiry on the subject of orphan works and mass digitization.  The Office is reviewing the problem of orphan works under current U.S. copyright law in order to advise Congress as to what has changed in the legal and business environments and what additional legislative, regulatory, or voluntary solutions are necessary (h/t: Educause).
  • “Is your campus hosting any Open Access Week events? Is this an important issue for you, your colleagues, or your students? Let us know in comments,” asks the ProfHacker blog in a concise introduction to Open Access Week 2012
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