From the press release: Concordia University’s academic community has passed a landmark Senate Resolution on Open Access that encourages all of its faculty and students to make their peer-reviewed research and creative output freely accessible via the internet. Concordia is the first major university in Canada where faculty have given their overwhelming support to make [...]
ANNOUNCEMENT [from UBC Editor Dr. Lesley Andres] Dear CJHE Readers,  The Canadian Journal of Higher Education /La revue canadienne enseignement superieur has just published its first issue http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/cjhe/index in Open Journal System (OJS) format. Please visit our web site to review this special issue on Open Access and Higher Education, with Jean-Claude Guedon as guest [...]
UBC Library has set up an institutional membership to Hindawi Publishing that entitles UBC authors to bypass all open access (OA) publication charges if their submissions are accepted for publication. This is the only one of the Library’s OA memberships that features this level of discount (open access refers to free, unfettered access to scholarly research [...]
Michael Brauer, a UBC Professor from the School of Environmental Health, has won UBC Library’s inaugural Innovative Dissemination of Research Award for the Cycling Metro Vancouver Route Planner. The Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, which includes a certificate and $2,000, honours UBC faculty, staff and students who expand the boundaries of research with the creative [...]
“At its January 2010 meeting, the SFU Senate Library Committee adopted sweeping recommendations that will make SFU one of only three Canadian universities to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing….”  http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/10281 SFU’s intention is to create an OA Central Fund to encourage SFU authors to publish in OA Journals. The fund will pay Article Processing Charges for [...]
The Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been conducting a major multi-year study of how faculty needs and research practices shape their choices about scholarly communication. The complete results of their work can be found at the Future of [...]
UBC Library is inaugurating an annual award to recognize new and innovative ways of communicating research. The UBC Library Innovative Dissemination of Research Award will honour students, faculty and staff whose creative use of new tools and technologies are expanding the boundaries of research and enhancing the impact of research findings. All UBC faculty, staff [...]

 PubMedCentral Canada is now up and available for searching, at:
http://pubmedcentralcanada.ca/

“PubMed Central Canada is a free digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences literature based on PubMed Central, the archive developed by the US National Library of Medicine. The search interface allows anyone to browse, search and download articles.

PMC Canada is a partnership between the National Research Council’s Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).

PMC Canada will launch a manuscript submission system later this year. It will support CIHR’s Policy on Access to Research Outputs, which requires CIHR grant recipients to make their peer-reviewed publications freely accessible online within six months of publication.”

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