Open Access Coalition

Today Kansas and 21 other
universities and colleges announced that they’re joining forces to form the
Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, or Coapi. The new group will
“collaborate and share implementation strategies, and advocate on a national
level,” it said in a


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Source:  Trevor Dawes, Circulation Services Director, Princeton Univ.

Open Access “propaganda”


From the SPARC eNews December, 2009:  Opportunities to support open access:

Millions of searchable, digitized books & journals: HathiTrust


US HathiTrust offers full-text search of millions of digitised books and journals23 Nov 2009

"The HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership among some of the US’s largest academic research libraries, has announced a service that is expected to transform how researchers use the more than 1.6 billion pages (4.6 million volumes) in its collections.

The service allows for full-text searching capabilities across the entire library. Researchers can now search public domain and in-copyright works by keyword or phrase. Based on open source Solr/Lucene technology, the service expands on an experimental search of public domain volumes, introduced in November 2008. Full-text search will continue to be supported across the repository as it grows at a rate of hundreds of thousands of volumes every month.

In combination with the HathiTrust Digital Library’s carefully curated bibliographic data, the new functionality allows researchers to more efficiently locate items relevant to their research. It also lays the foundation for future services such as full-text search with faceted browsing, advanced search, ‘more like this’ options, and tools that can be used in computational research.

HathiTrust ( is a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia. It currently includes digitised volumes from the University of Michigan, University of California, Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin. The HathiTrust partners seek to develop the repository and its services to meet the long-term needs of their academic communities, and offer a unique resource on the Web for scholarship and research."

From today’s Knowledgespeak Newsletter

Japanese Science, Technology and Medicine — Web Resources

The Science, Technology and Business division of the Library of Congress has created a guide for finding Japanese Science, Technology and Medicine Resources on the web.  The subdivisions are:

Science Reference Services of LC have created a 41 resources guides, whose links can be found here.