Timeline 2009

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  • January, 2009. Napier University effected an OA mandate (adopted April 2008) which, unlike previous university mandates, stated that "all publication lists required for...promotion will be generated from" the institutional repository (additional author incentive).
  • February, 2009. NECOBELAC (NEtwork of COllaboration Between Europe and Latin American Caribbean) is launched to promote OA for health-care information.
  • April, 2009. The University of the People, a tuition-free university built upon the growing body of open courseware and OERs, began admitting students.
  • May, 2009. Peter Murray-Rust, Cameron Neylon, Rufus Pollock, and others formulated the Panton Principles for open data, named after a Cambridge pub.
  • June 15, 2009. Senators John Cornyn and Joe Lieberman re-introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) in the US Senate. FRPAA would mandate OA at a wide range of US federal agencies. Cornyn and Lieberman originally introduced FRPAA in 2006, when I didn't come up for a vote. (Details on the reintroduction.)
  • July, 2009. The world's oldest book, the Codex Sinaiticus bible, was digitized for OA. The 800+ pages were held by different museums in four countries and brought together for the new OA edition.
  • August, 2009. Ted Bergstrom, Paul Courant, and R. Preston McAfee launched the Big Deal Contract Project, to publish the Big Deal contracts between publishers and academic libraries.
  • August 26, 2009. The Internet Archive, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo joined with other major players to form the Open Book Alliance.
  • September 10, 2009. Participants in the May 2009 CASIMIR meeting in Rome released the Rome Agenda, recommending (inter alia) that "data on which publications are based should be made available immediately through public databases on publication" and that "materials and data should be shared under the least restrictive terms possible".
  • October, 2009. The Internet Archive launched BookServer, an open platform for discovering, selling, loaning, and giving away ebooks, and indexing them for search.
  • October 01, 2009. Bill Gasarch posted his Journal Manifesto 2.0, seven steps that researchers can take on their own without appealing to publishers, funders, or universities.
  • November 2009. The Research Libraries Group released an Academic Library Manifesto [1]. Among its 10 recommendations: "Offer alternative scholarly publishing and dissemination platforms that are integrated with appropriate repositories and preservation services."
  • November 17, 2009. Google Scholar began providing full-text OA to US case law (federal and state, district and appellate), along with "cited by" and "related" links to other cases.
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