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In the News (Sat 22 Sep 18)

  Open Access
OPEN ACCESS allows a fire alarm signal to be transmitted electronically to the fire department's computer aided dispatch system as it simultaneously reaches an alarm monitoring station.
The one hospital with an OPEN ACCESS connection took 11 seconds from the time of alarm activation to receipt of alarm in the communications centre, and another 11 seconds for the dispatching of the fire trucks for a total of 22 seconds.
The average of the OPEN ACCESS alarm reports to the communication centre was 13.5 seconds and the communication dispatcher process time averaged 12 seconds for a total of 25.5 seconds.
www.openaccess.ca /Leber_Rubes-REPORT.htm   (4047 words)

Open access is therefore an extremely cost-inefficient way to deliver critical information to patients--and a strategy that may actually be detrimental, by providing an overwhelming volume of information that makes uncovering the few truly relevant clinical findings harder.
Rather than open access, taxpaying breast cancer patients and their families would be better served by a targeted strategy of making the results of randomized clinical trials immediately available in a form patients can readily use.
While open access will certainly be a part of the discussion, it is only one of many potential solutions, and likely not the most efficient or effective one for patient education and empowerment.
pubs.acs.org /cen/government/8310/8310openaccess.html   (3693 words)

 Open access
Open access is a concept in which articles are freely available to the public without subscription fees.
This remains a matter of concern to many researchers, but some open access journals have now compiled respectable ISI impact factors, in some cases comparing favorably with their commercial counterparts, suggesting that open access journals are not inherently inferior.
This is the model endorsed in the Washington DC Principles for Free Access to Science, a set of guidelines that issued by a group of 40 biomedical societies in March, 2004.
lib-sh.lsuhsc.edu /openaccess.html   (2624 words)

 Office of Scholarly Communication   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In early 2002, an ARL task force recommended that the Association promote "open access to quality information in support of learning and scholarship." A key component of this effort is educating members of the research and academic communities about open access and its potential.
Open access is concerned with scientific and research texts that scholars give to the community without expectation of direct monetary return, including peer-reviewed journal articles, preprints, preliminary findings, and data sets.
While many proponents of OAI advocate open access, i.e., the free availability of works on the Internet, the fundamental technological framework and standards of the OAI are independent of the both the type of content offered and the economic models surrounding that content.
www.arl.org /scomm/open_access/framing.html   (2332 words)

 Oxford Journals | Life Sciences | Nucleic Acids Research | NAR's OPEN ACCESS INITIATIVE
The Open Access movement is at an early stage, and if the author-funded model is to be successful, widespread changes in funding conventions may be required, so that all authors have access to sufficient financial resources to pay for publication of their research.
Under NAR's Open Access model, all users have unrestricted rights to re-use Open Access content for educational and research purposes; however, those wishing to re-use content for commercial purposes must continue to obtain permission from OUP as the original publisher, and pay the appropriate fee.
Under the Open Access model, the Editors of the journal will not be involved in correspondence with authors regarding payment of publication charges for their article.
www.oxfordjournals.org /our_journals/nar/announce_openaccess.html   (3304 words)

 Open Access
Open Access receives Certificate of Appreciation and Giraffe Award from Eastern Suffolk BOCES for sponsoring The Sixth Annual Celebration of Technology in Education 2006.
Open Access is awarded long term contract by Western Suffolk BOCES to serve member districts with internet access services.
Open Access is awarded long term contract by Suffolk Community College to provide internet access to 3 campuses.
www.openaccessinc.com   (99 words)

 Open Access Legal Scholarship - Paul L. Boley Law Library
Philosopher and longtime open access advocate Peter Suber marks many of the key events in the growth of open access scholarship and publishing in his Timeline of the Open Access Movement.
The two basic open access strategies are (1) self-archiving, in which scholars place their articles (pre-print or post-print) in freely accessible Internet-based archives; and (2) open access publishing, in which the journal publisher ensures permanent open access to its journal’s content.
Open access has spread rapidly in the sciences, driven by the high cost of commercial publishers’; subscription rates.
lawlib.lclark.edu /research/open_access   (485 words)

 Open Access
Open Access (OA) is free, immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, webwide.
Institutional Open Access Repositories need to be created (and registered, so as to be seen and emulated by other institutions).
Mailing list of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which arose from a meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) in December 2001.
www.eprints.org /openaccess   (751 words)

 Peter Suber, Open Access Overview (definition, introduction)
The Budapest (February 2002), Bethesda (June 2003), and Berlin (October 2003) definitions of "open access" are the most central and influential for the OA movement.
The argument for public access to publicly funded research is a strong one.
Open access is not synonymous with universal access.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/fos/overview.htm   (4835 words)

 Open Access Conference - Berlin Declaration
We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community.
Establishing open access as a worthwhile procedure ideally requires the active commitment of each and every individual producer of scientific knowledge and holder of cultural heritage.
Open access contributions include original scientific research results, raw data and metadata, source materials, digital representations of pictorial and graphical materials and scholarly multimedia material.
oa.mpg.de /openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html   (487 words)

 NMS - Open Access Family of Boards and Software
The Open Access family of boards and software allows developers to create innovative products that take advantage of converged fixed and mobile networks and deliver technology-savvy solutions to their customers.
Open Access delivers media processing and network signaling solutions for creating enhanced voice, data, and video applications and services.
When you choose Open Access, you get all the expertise and experience NMS has gained in delivering enabling technology to major equipment suppliers for over 20 years.
www.nmscommunications.com /DevPlatforms/OpenAccess/default.htm   (200 words)

 Open Access Archivangelism
And recent studies have shown that the citation counts of articles that are freely available on the web (Open Access) are 25%-250% higher than the citation counts of articles that are only available to those researchers whose institutions can afford a subscription to the journal in which it was published.
The Open Access (OA) citation advantage hence reduces to merely an "Early Access Advantage" in astronomy, because all postprints are accessible to everyone.
Hence access to a small set of core journals is not a precondition for being an active researcher in many fields -- which does not mean that lacking that access does not weaken the research (and that is the point!).
openaccess.eprints.org   (10456 words)

 Open Access
Open Access empowers business users to communicate securely and efficiently to the world, via the next generation extension of your existing local area network, with the simplicity of Ethernet services.
Open Access has been in business since August of 2000, serving Long Island business users that range from the largest Enterprise Corporations to the smallest local business users.
Open Access represents our vision of enabling access to any combination of business applications that meet your needs, delivered through a single connection from our network.
www.openaccessinc.com /FAQ.htm   (983 words)

 Open access - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Open access to scholarly research is important to the public, for a number of reasons.
Some librarians are not in favour of full open access, as existing library funding for publication subscriptions may be removed or transferred to fund the running of the institutional repository.
Open Access Archivangelism, a weblog by Stevan Harnad
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Open_access   (6529 words)

 Oxford Journals | Oxford Open
If an author does not choose to pay the Open Access publication charge, their paper will be published in the normal manner, but it will not be made freely available online immediately.
This policy means that users have unrestricted rights to re-use Open Access content for educational and research purposes but not for commercial purposes.
The optional Open Access charges are in addition to any normal (excess) page and colour charges, and so these charges will continue to apply where they are in place.
www.oxfordjournals.org /oxfordopen   (2871 words)

 Peter Suber, Open Access News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Open Access is a policy that could revolutionize the academic publishing world and have a great impact on research.
Open Access can be achieved through a new model: the author or their institution pays the publishing costs and the publisher then makes the article available online free of charge.
Open source, open content and open access are also the most tangible result of the shift towards eScience and digital networking.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/fos/fosblog.html   (10937 words)

 Directory of open access journals
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
We define open access journals as journals that use a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access.
From the BOAI definition [1] of "open access" we take the right of users to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles" as mandatory for a journal to be included in the directory.
www.doaj.org /articles/about   (548 words)

 Open Law for Open Access Project -- AT&T v. Cambridge
Openlaw, derived from the open code model, is an experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum on-line.
Federal regulation has deemed these phone lines to be "common carriers." As a result, the owners of such lines are required to sell access to their networks to all companies who wish to utilize that network--including all ISPs--on a non-discriminatory basis.
The current debate is whether the cable modem providers should provide the same "open access" to the internet through their cable modems as exists now through the phone lines..
cyber.law.harvard.edu /openlaw/openaccess   (353 words)

 Open Access - Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you are a member of the public and wish to find out more about how to enjoy access land and view the access land walking maps, see the Countryside Access website.
If you are a land owner or manager and want find out how the Act affects you and get advice on how to manage public access, go to the Open Access website.
Access authorities can apply for funding to support the implementation of the CROW Act through the Access Management Grant Scheme (2mb pdf).
www.countryside.gov.uk /LAR/Recreation/OpenAccess/index.asp   (210 words)

 Budapest Open Access Initiative
The Budapest Open Access Initiative arises from a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001.
Finally, they explored how OSI and other foundations could use their resources most productively to aid the transition to open access and to make open-access publishing economically self-sustaining.
The result is the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
www.soros.org /openaccess   (241 words)

 Open Access Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In addition, working with the open access publisher, BioMed Central, the project supports institutional memberships to BioMed Central for institutions in the OSI region.
One of the primary goals of the Open Access Project is to spread awareness of the benefits of open access to the scholarly community.
Exploring the benefits of open access for publishers is a high priority for the project, thus OSI was pleased to support a workshop to discuss the open-access-journal business models with the UK-based Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.
www.soros.org /initiatives/information/focus_areas/openaccess   (439 words)

 Open Access Website
The Government introduced the new access rights on a regional basis over 2004-2005 and the rights are now in force across England.
This website provides owners and managers of access land with information about the new access arrangements and advice on how to manage public access.
of open country and registered common land here - these detail the process of how the final maps were produced.
www.openaccess.gov.uk /wps/portal   (279 words)

 Welcome to Open Access
The Open Access Contact Centre is there to answer your questions on the new access rights.
Open Access: information on CROW for land owners, managers and other professional users
Conclusive maps of open country and registered common land: the mapping progress of the eight Open Access regions in England
www.openaccess.gov.uk   (291 words)

 Nature web focus: Access to the literature: the debate continues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New business models are being tested by publishers, including open access, in which the author pays and content is free to the user.
Its topic, the future of access to the scientific literature, will no doubt continue to be the subject of lively debate among librarians, publishers, learned societies, and scientists.
Britain decides 'open access' is still an open issue
www.nature.com /nature/focus/accessdebate   (280 words)

 Center for Digital Democracy | Open Access   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the days of the slow, dial-up modem, the Internet--because it ran over telephone wires--was regulated by telephone's common-carrier rules: a network is required by law to be open to all communications traffic, and to treat all information in a fair and non-discriminatory fashion.
But these rules that protected open access and the democratic architecture of the dial-up Internet do not apply to cable and satellite high-speed (broadband) Web access.
And telecom companies are lobbying hard on Capitol Hill for deregulation to end their open access requirements.
www.democraticmedia.org /issues/openaccess/index.html   (529 words)

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