Other OA developments
NHMRC revised policy on the dissemination of research findings
The NHMRC has revised its policy for the dissemination of research findings as of the 1st of July 2012. The main thrust of the policy revision is a requirement that all outputs from NHMRC fund research be made publically available. For a comprehensive assessment see - All research funded by NHMRC to be accessible free of charge
Australian Research Council moves on open access
Following on from the decision of the NHMRC to revise its policy on the dissemination of research findings, the ARC is considering making access to all papers from research it had funded free. See Australian Research Council moves to provide better access to data
Copyright future copyright freedom: marking the 40th anniversary of the commencement of Australia's Copyright Act 1968
If copyright law does not liberate us from restrictions on the dissemination of knowledge, if it does not encourage expressive freedom, what is its purpose?
"Copyright future copyright freedom" offers the thinking and suggestions of some of the finest minds grappling with the future of copyright regulation. The Copyright Future Copyright Freedom conference held in 2009 at Old Parliament House Canberra brought together Lawrence Lessig, Julie Cohen, Leslie Zines, Adrian Sterling, Sam Ricketson, Graham Greenleaf, Anne Fitzgerald, Susy Frankel, John Gilchrist, Michael Kirby and others to share the rich fruits of their experience and analysis. Zines, Sterling and Gilchrist outline their roles in the genesis and early growth of Australian copyright legislation, enriching the knowledge of anyone asking urgent questions about the future of information regulation.
This work will soon be avaialbe on open access via the Sydney eScholarship Repository. The presentations are available at the conference site.
Digitize this book! : the politics of new media, or why we need open access now
For an intersting discussion on why we need open access have a look at Digitize this book! : the politics of new media, or why we need open access now by Gary Hall.
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) News
Follow the latest news on developments within open access area from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
ARC LIEF grants
The ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding Rules for 2011 are encouraging recipients to deposit "their data and any publications arising from a research Project in an appropriate subject and/or institutional repository". See section A3.3 of the Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2011.