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World Bank goes Open Access

There has been a steady trickle of institutions and organizations committing to open access to some subset of their data, with the UK government [announcing opendata](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/07/28/opendata-for-uk-government-pushing-semantic-web-development-for-government-transparency/) last year. Now the [World Bank](http://web.worldbank.org/) has become perhaps the first major international organization to require [open access](http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/000406484_20120403130112) to its research outputs under a [CC](http://creativecommons.org/) licensing scheme. Continue reading World Bank goes Open Access


As I [wrote](http://seanmehan.globat.com/blog/2011/06/03/big-moves-in-academic-publishing/) the other day, there are more cracks appearing in the publishing industry due to Christensen [disruptive forces](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_technology), at least in the academic sphere. And there is now FUD factor coming out from vested industries. Continue reading OER