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April 6, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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European Commission Mulls Over OA Publishing Platform

According to Science, the European Commission (EC) is entertaining the possibility of “set[ting] up a ‘publishing platform’ for the scientists it funds, in an attempt to accelerate the transition to open-access publishing in Europe.” The EC currently spends more than €10 billion (about $10.7 billion) on research each year.

Science continues, “Last year, European leaders adopted an ambitious plan to make all papers published in the union open access by 2020. But the new plan suggests the commission believes the publishing industry is moving too slowly, says Leo Waaijers, a former chief librarian at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. ‘I think there’s an element of desperation here,’ says Waaijers, who welcomes the new idea.”

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