At the risk of boring some of you, I thought I'd post a little about the recent library conference that some of us attended: the ALIA Information Online conference held in Brisbane during February 2013. I have to declare that I was on the Program Committee for the conference, so maybe you'll read some bias into my comments here. I'm trying to be objective.
Gold and Greener Pastures: Open Access Explained
Open access promotes the global dissemination of information and knowledge via the internet free of any financial, legal or technical restraints.
It is a movement that has been gaining great momentum over recent years.
When you're thinking about publishing in an Open Access (OA) journal, you want to avoid those awful journals that are just looking for your author fee, and won't actually give your research the credit or exposure that it deserves.
Open Access Week: 22 October to 28 October 2012
The aim of Open Access is to create a movement towards free and immediate access to information and resources.
You can learn more about Open Access:
You've heard about Open Access and publishing, right? It's a big discussion point in research circles, hightened by the recent Cost of Knowlege campaign, during which researchers around the world pledged to boycott publishing bohemoth Elsevier.