[open-science] open-science Digest, Vol 601, Issue 1

Leo Lahti leo.lahti at iki.fi
Wed Nov 12 21:02:27 UTC 2014

Hi open science list,

Interesting news from France and The Netherlands indeed !

In Finland we have an ongoing FOI request process with Finnish
universities. They declined our request for information on licensing fees
paid to Elsevier and other publishers, and we have appealed to court. The
arguments seem to be on our side however the results are yet to be seen.
Preliminary information of the process is available in Finnish at
https://github.com/okffi-science/2014-tietopyynto-lisenssimaksut we are
planning to blog more on this later.

I also heard rumours that Finland recently had similar negotiations with
Elsevier than France but no more information on this.


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> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:49:38 +0100
> From: Rayna <rayna.st at gmail.com>
> To: open-science <open-science at lists.okfn.org>,
>         "open-access at lists.okfn.org" <open-access at lists.okfn.org>
> Subject: [open-science] Yesterday,      we leaked the French agreement with
>         Elsevier
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> CANACerFgpgOCqf8m+xBfOpfXhtnx-2rfi9SefF8JUDB7eVCO-w at mail.gmail.com>
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> Hi everyone,
> Just a short message to highlight a piece we wrote with Pierre-Carl
> Langlais (@Dorialexander). It was published in a prominent online
> publication yesterday, in French and was aimed to release the recently
> concluded agreement between the French Ministry of Research and Elsevier.
> With precious help from Jenny and Katelyn, the piece is now available in
> English on the main OKF blog:
> http://blog.okfn.org/2014/11/11/france-prefers-to-pay-twice-for-papers-by-its-researchers/
> Such secret contracts are what hinders any meaningful incentive to an Open
> Access policy. This is the first installment in a series of materials we
> will be running in the coming weeks, aiming to achieve greater transparency
> (and later on, to conquer the world ;) ).
> Comments, insights, ideas, tweets, etc. greatly appreciated,
> Rayna
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