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    • open scholarship v. open access October 19, 2018
      Congratulations to Rachel Samberg and her team for another successful “Choosing Pathways to Open Access” event ( https://news.lib.berkeley.edu/CP2OA)! Rachel---it looks like you had a great turnout and came away with some solid work. Reading through this summary---and this is going to sound
    • FW: [SPARC] EPA puts Secret Science Rule on Hold - for Now October 18, 2018
      Forwarded from the SPARC listserv (thanks Claudia) ---- Wheeler punts Pruitt's science overhaul Maxine Joselow, E&E News reporter Greenwire: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler has put Scott Pruitt's plan to restrict the science used in crafting new regulations on
    • Nature article on China blacklist of journals October 17, 2018
      https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07025-5?utm_source=briefing-dy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=briefing&utm_content=20181017 Haven’t analyzed it yet but passing along. Joyce Sent from my iPad
    • OSTP October 17, 2018
      So, following up this OSTP issue, I emailed the incoming head of OSTP, Kelvin Droegemeier. Kelvin hasn’t been confirmed yet by the full Senate but his nomination passed unanimously out of committee last month and he’s expected to assume his new role by next month. Kelvin said that he looks
    • RE: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      I’m sorry David if my shorthand here seemed anti-Republican. I’m not a fan of the party leadership’s philosophical bent (and it shows), but I am a big fan of working across the aisle. I agree that off-the-cuff remarks don’t serve us well. I also agree with your general sense that policy
    • Re: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      I agree, Joyce. That is why I flagged Glenn's chart. It is politically incendiary. Davi At 02:49 PM 10/17/2018, Joyce Ogburn wrote: Can we take a step back and not engage this way? I would encourage us to leave politically slanted statements out of the discussions - its a dangerous path.
    • Re: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      Can we take a step back and not engage this way? I would encourage us to leave politically slanted statements out of the discussions - its a dangerous path. Joyce Joyce L. Ogburn Professor, Digital Strategies and Partnerships Librarian Appalachian State University 218 College Street Boone NC
    • RE: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      David----SPARC has been at this fight for a lot longer and much more prominent than OSI, hence their invitation. They are good spokespersons for the cause of open and we wish them well. However, their idea of open is very singular and because of this, SPARC has been far from non-polarizing---may
    • RE: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      Glenn, Your chart jibes are clearly anti-Administration (not just anti-Trump) but they are also commonly used against certain Members of Congress, the House Science committee, etc. No matter what your historical feelings, these are the Republicans in power. If they saw this chart OSI would be
    • RE: Plan S article in Physics Today October 17, 2018
      Yep---and modern NIH funding has fared better under Republican administrations as well. This definitely isn’t (or shouldn’t be) a partisan effort---unless one party has genuinely transformed into an aggressively anti-science party (and it’s hard to tell how much of this is bluster playing to the

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