Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves, says George Monbiot
Ashley Farley“In the meantime, as a matter of principle, do not pay a penny to read an academic article. The ethical choice is to read the stolen material published by Sci-Hub.” #openaccess #knowledgemavericks
European funders’ beefed-up open access mandate sounds the death knell for subscription publishing, but academic Armageddon is no closer, says Lenny Teytelman
Ashley Farley"Profit margins are likely to fall from between 30-40% in the subscription model to between 10-20% in the OA system, so their resistance to the shift is understandable. However, lower profit margins and total industry failure are not the same thing."
Ashley FarleyI particularly like the "Understanding personas in agricultural data ecosystems" doc. Wonderful work by @CABI_News@godanSec@ODIHQ to help us think through our agriculture related investments #openscience
Ashley FarleyVery thankful for our Water, Hygiene, & Sanitation team who helped us with the build & @F1000 for being a great partner. There are currently some fantastic data management guidelines to check out
Unless the $3 billion spent annually on research triples, the world may not be able to invent vaccines or rapid cures for many ills of the poor.
Ashley FarleyExcited to see another Gates Open Research paper discussed in the news. "The study was funded by the Gates Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and published on Gates Open Research, an open access website." @nytimes #openaccess
Ashley FarleyI wrote a blog for @ALA_LITA on tips & tricks for finding #openaccess articles. This is especially written for those with no affiliation/subscription access. I know there is plenty more to add so feel free to comment on how you access #openaccess articles
Ashley FarleyI updated my @ALA_LITA blog post on finding openly available articles. I added a few new resources that I learned about & tested (or was reminded of). It now has a clear CC-BY as I hope that everyone takes this information & remixes it
Image: dooder. By Pierre Mounier Nothing is probably falser than the representation of scholarly communication as an integrated field dominated by a few global actors across all disciplines, countries, communities. When Jeffrey Beal published his...
Ashley Farley"Because we need not only #openaccess, but above all open scholarly communication models that serve the actual needs of the research communities and societies to create knowledge & benefit from it, we need an open access model based on bibliodiversity."