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Founder Group to make Fanshu.com the largest digital library in China

Digital publishing solutions provider Founder Group is planning to build the largest digital library in China and expects digital publishing to account for 20 to 30 percent of its IT business in the near future. The group reported a total revenue of 45 billion yuan in 2008, about half of which came from its IT business…….
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The legal status of raw data: a guide for research practice

The opportunities opened up by ICT and the Internet are making access to research results and data broader and more open. It is increasingly possible to add to the text of a publication by enriching it with other materials, including the relevant research data. By making that data accessible, it becomes easier to verify research results…..
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Measuring Citation Advantages of Open Accessibility

Over the past decade, a good number of studies have attempted to demonstrate that open access journal articles have higher citation rates than traditionally published ones.1 These open access articles are either published in open access journals or are made publicly available through open access repositories. More methodologically sound studies, however, are….
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Revised Google Book settlement: what it means for OA

Google and the plaintiffs in the Google Book settlement released their revised settlement on November 13; see the proposed Supplemental Notice. The change most directly related to OA is this: The Amended Settlement provides that the Registry will facilitate Rightsholders' wishes to allow their works to be made available through alternative licenses for Consumer Purchase, including through a Creative Commons license. ...
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What is original research?

Growth in web technologies and increased transparency in the literature - and data - may be contributing to a shift in our perceptions of what constitutes a prior publication. Innovative online journals with virtually unlimited space provide researchers with opportunities to produce novel (original) contributions to the literature that are clearly and transparently …..
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