Archive for March, 2010

Duke Faculty Adopt Open-Access Policy

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The Academic Council at Duke University has unanimously adopted an open-access policy that will apply to all scholarly articles written by Duke faculty.  The policy was passed on March 18; background information is available on the Duke news Web site.

Summary of Second-Round Comments in Google Book Settlement

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Last November, Google and its partners proposed revisions to the original Google Book settlement to the federal judge overseeing the deal; the revisions were intended to addressed criticisms raised by the U.S. Department of Justice and others opposing the agreement.

An open period for public comments recently concluded, and the Department of Justice has also commented on the revisions.  The Association of Research Libraries has released a summary of these comments, which is available online.

Judge Denny Chinl held the final fairness hearing on February 18, 2010, but he has not yet announced his ruling.