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The Foundational Myths of Open Access Still Shape How We View It

Drawing on research into the early OA discourse of the 1990s, Corina MacDonald argues that many of the original optimistic arguments in favor of open access continue to shape open access to this day, often in ways that obscure the reality of digital networked labor.

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White House Memo Details Progress on SBS Development

In a memo released this month by the White House, updates on the National Science and Technology Council’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee of the Committee on Science of the National Science and Technology Council were released, including a plan to advance evidence-based policymaking by next year.

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We’re Seeing a Link Between Academic Freedom and Democracy in Africa

There’s a strong correlation between academic freedom and other elements of democracy. But cause and effect are not so clear. The African experience makes the relationship clearer because simultaneously, and in a relatively short time, the whole continent moved from one-party to multiparty systems.

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