Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easier routes to open access

"How a Browser Extension Could Shake Up Academic Publishing" by Lindsay McKenzie (Chronicle of Higher Education, April 06, 2017) notes two different tools that make it easier to find if an article is freely available.
  • Unpaywall is a browser extension that provides info about and links to free versions when you browse to an article behind a paywall;
  • Open Access Button is database (also with browser extension) that searches by title, citation, DOI, etc. across multiple sources for freely accessible versions.
Both projects are "open-source, nonprofit, and dedicated to improving access to scholarly research."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Constitutional Convention may get a push later in the year

 Re: 2016 ALLUNY annual meeting presentation

riday, November 04 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
A Constitutional Convention for New York: What’s It All About?
Presenters: Henrik (Hank) N. Dullea, Vice President for University Relations,
Cornell University (Retired), Director of State Operations and Policy
Management for New York (Retired)
New York State’s Constitution requires a statewide referendum every
twenty years on whether to convene a state constitutional convention. On
November 7, 2017, voters will decide whether a convention will take
place the following April.
Sponsored by Thomson Reuters.