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Objective 3 Improve cost efficiency through joint procurement and resources sharing

Posted by gaelicnotes on September 23, 2010

Open access and Institutional Repositories

• SciELO SA is growing. The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) reported 4 more journal titles are being added to the SciELO SA Open Access platform Read more here>>>
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A collection of Scotland’s most valuable cultural treasures from the Edinburgh library is to go on display to the world on a new Unesco website. Theses include the country’s earliest surviving book and 16th Century maps. Read more here>>>>
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Open Access week
Open Access week October 18-24 everywhere. Join the celebrations here >>>>
Support Open Access Week 2010! join the Open Access South Africa group@
We can make a difference … from Ina Smith
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Report on Open Repository Development in Developing and Transition countries
Study conducted with cooperation together with the University of Kansas Libraries, the DRIVER project and Key Perspectives Ltd. It aims to create an inventory of current digital repository activities in developing and transition countries at both the infrastructure and services level.
Download the report: from EIFL website here and the data here, or from KU ScholarWorks:
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Open Library now lending virtual books
A group of libraries – led by nonprofit digital Internet Archive created a 1-stop websitefor e-books incl. access to more than a million scanned public-domain books & a catalogue of contemporary e-book titles available at many public libraries.

Gary Price of ResourceShelf, June 29 offers some analysis….
Wall Street Journal, June 29; Open Library Blog, June 29;
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Google to scan 400,000 Austrian library books (AFP) – Jun 15, 2010


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