Open Access

Information on the open access movement, events, initiatives, and legal resources

CanLII's Law, Government and Open Data Conference & Hackathon

I had the opportunity to speak about linked data at the Canadian Legal Information Institute's Law, Government and Open Data Conference & Hackathon in Ottawa this past weekend. My presentation was entitled Linked Data and Canadian Legal Resources and my slides and speaking notes are available on York Space. It has a fantastic event which began […]

Open Access eBook on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Now Available on CanLII

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute), Canada's foremost resource of freely-available legal information, and Lancaster House, the respected Canadian law publisher specializing in labour and employment law, have announced their co-operation in a joint project to enhance open access to legal commentary in Canada. For the first time, an electronic text authored by experts in the […]

Intellectual Property and Open Access, Monday May 2nd

As part of the Scholarly Communication Series there will be a presentation for faculty and graduate students on Intellectual Property and Open Access. This is a co-presentation of the York University Libraries, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Featured speakers include: Breanne Whitwell, Research Officer in the […]

Open Access Journals Bibliography

Charles W. Bailey, Jr. has issued another useful bibliography in his ongoing series of bibliographies relating to digital scholarship. The latest addition is the Open Access Journals Bibliography. "This bibliography presents selected English-language scholarly works that are useful in understanding open access journals. It does not cover works about e-prints or works that include open […]

Open Access and IR's in Europe: The PEER Report

Issues related to institutional repositories and the open access of scholarly work continue to gain momentum especially in academic environments in North America. So it's interesting to consider research that falls outside of this usual scope such as the "Baseline Report" recently made available by the Publishing and the Ecology of European Research (PEER) project. […]