History of Open Access
Created by peppeliberti on 28/05/2011
Last updated: 13/07/11 at 22:05
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American Physical Society officially launched PRX, a online-only, open access journal,
Nature launched Scientific Reports, online and open access journal covering all areas of the natural sciences
An interactive open-access journal for the communication of all peer-reviewed scientific and medical research
Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written by scholars from all around the world
A project of Creative Commons to make scientific research “re-useful” and integrate fragmented information sources.
Google announced the launch of Google Scholar.
Elsevier liberalizes copyright for authors
An infrastructure for linking citations across publishers, and a full-scale implementation of the Digital Object Identifier (or DOI) System to date.
The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was released by the Max Planck Society and European Cultural Heritage Online
PLoS Biology is the first open-access journal of the Public Library of Science
Creative Commons develops and supports legal and technical infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws
Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) launched by the Open Society Institute in order to accelerate progress in the international effort to make research articles in all academic fields freely available on the internet.
Semi-autonomous citation index for the free, online research literature
Open Letter to Scientific Publishers from the Public Library of Science to agree to put their full contents online in public archives without charge
Wikipedia launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)
The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content and has its roots in the open access and institutional repository movements.
BioMed Central announced plan to offer free online access to all its journals
SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries.
CiteSeer was the first digital library and search engine to provide automated citation indexing and citation linking using the method of autonomous citation indexing.
The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.
Human Genome Project Information Web site is activated for public and researchers.
CERN launched its preprint server (now knows as CERN Document Server) on the web
arXiv, an e-print service in the various fields of science and technology, is funded by Paul Ginsparg. It was originally hosted at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and is now hosted and operated by Cornell University
Surfaces launched by Jean-Claude Guédon and published by Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, is the early free online peer-reviewed journal
Berners-Lee and Cailliau published "WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project" and on November 13, 1990, he wrote the first web page.
The libraries of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) began electronic cataloging of preprint literature in physics. The SPIRES (Stanford Physics Information Retrieval System) database allowed searches by date, author, institution, report number, title, keywords and a number of other fields.
Project Gutenberg, launched by Michael Hart, is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.