Use the link to access the schedule of OA Week events at Northern Illinois University.
“The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library has released its 5.5 million catalog records in multiple datasets. These datasets contain collections of UIUC Library’s catalog records for materials held by the University of Illinois Library, including books, serials, archival materials, digitized materials, maps, images, manuscripts, theses and dissertations, scores, audio, video, and many other materials….These records are released under ODC-BY 1.0 license.”
“Elsevier, NewsCorp, Facebook, and Yahoo are some of the major players in NetChoice, an industry group “promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net.” …NetChoice has a watch list for bad legislation that it calls iAWFUL (Internet Advocates’ Watchlist for Ugly Laws). The latest version of iAWFUL includes the White House OA directive plus the state-level OA bills in California, Illinois, and North Dakota. (Yes, there was a bill in ND, and no, NetChoice doesn’t seem to know about the OA bill in NY.) …Insofar as NetChoice has an argument for opposing these OA initiatives, it’s a crude bolus of false assertions and assumptions. I haven’t seen this kind of motivated distortion since the days of PRISM and the Research Works Act….” [There follows five quotations from NetChoice and Suber’s rebuttal or correction.]