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EPrints has published a new version of the repository software. The version 3.3.8 was already announced at the beginning of the year and is available from now on. But only a few changes have been made, the developers state: “Fixes several regressions in views code“ and “Fixes a regression on document format phrases“. For the new version of EPrints see http://files.eprints.org/723/
There is also a new version of the repository software OPUS, which was already published in January. ...
The organizers of the Bielefeld Conference have released the final program of the conference. This year’s edition of the conference has the theme "Shaping Future INFO-Structures: Feeding Data, Designing Information Services and Building ICT-Infrastructure for a Digital Natives' World".
exhibition with several notable science ...
The program promises an innovative event, the conference will collect ideas for new structures for documents and data as well as present future visions. There are several interesting presentations to find in the program, numerous speakers, mainly with an academic library background, will present their structure projects or point out problems according to new structures. Concurrent will be taking place an
During the last weeks the opposition of the Research Work Act has been forming up. The bill is currently for Committee Consideration in the US congress and would prohibit open access mandates for public funded research institutions.
The bill is appointed to the lobby organization Association of American Publishers, but the protest is focusing on the Dutch publisher Elsevier, which publishes over 2600 magazines and is one of the world’s leading scholar publishers. Elsevier is beside the Research Work Capital Act under heavy criticism because of their pricing policy and the sale of magazines in bundles.
Timothy Gowers has announced his boycott of Elsevier in January and started a small ...