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Final OA thoughts

As i go two days over my guest blog status, i wanted to share a couple of resources for “further reading” in regards to Open Access and other issues:

Found via New York Academy of Medicine Library’s Grey Literature Report:
Federal funding for health services research.

My cubicle neighbor at the University of California at Berkeley helped work on the UC Berkeley Faculty Conference on Scholarly Publishing March 31, 2005 [i can still hear her hair pulling at times] which resulted in this webpage Scholarly Publishing — New Models that provides nice background information and links.

If you are looking for databases of freely available OA journal information available on the internet there are many “out there”, but two i recommend are:

Gold Rush which provides access to over 50 open access databases and over 8000 open access journals in a variety of subject areas.

Genamics JournalSeek that includes a description of the journals as well as link outs to database and indexing information via Openly Jake.

And, i close with a link to a letter from my predecessor, Judith C. Wilkerson, who in November 2004 published a Comment on NIH Notice NOT-OD-04-064 Open Access to Taxpayer Funded Research to the National Institutes of Health’s Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni in which she notes, among other things:

It is a public policy mistake to delay access to the public that paid for research and the US research community, especially if content is released immediately to third world countries that could be our enemies. It is not is the best interest of the country or its citizens. Nor is it fair.

Don’t forget to share you views with Congress as legislation is being considered and remember to:!

Perhaps i’ll see some of you in NOLA.

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