Open Access Week 2016
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 02:20

Today is the first day of Open Access Week. EFF is joining SPARC and dozens of other organizations all week to discuss the importance of open access.

Open access is the practice of making research and other materials freely available online, ideally under licenses that allow anyone to share and adapt them. By removing barriers like subscription fees or institutional connections, open access publishing lets more people participate in science and culture.

State Department publishes open licensing “Playbook” for federal agencies
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 20:56

The U.S. Department of State released the Federal Open Licensing Playbook, a list of considerations, use cases, and recommendations for federal departments interested in developing and implementing open license requirements on federally-funded grant projects. It is designed to assist federal efforts to maximize the impact of grant funds, and create opportunities for innovation and collaborative practices using federally-funded resources.

Each of the nine “plays” contains common features, including a checklist, key questions, and examples of use.