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Open Access Deemed 'Dangerous' by Royal Society

David Dickson | SciDev.Net | October 24, 2005

One of the world's oldest scientific societies has warned that the spread of open access journals — as well as open archiving — could have a "disastrous" impact on scientific publishing, possibly forcing some peer-reviewed journals to close.

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Improving Quality of Care: How the VA Outpaces Other Systems in Delivering Patient Care

Steven M. Asch, Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Mary M. Hogan, et al | RAND Corporation | December 21, 2004

In its 2001 report Crossing the Quality Chasm, the Institute of Medicine called for systematic reform to address shortfalls in U.S. health care quality. Recommended reforms included developing medical informatics infrastructure, a performance tracking system, and methods to ensure provider and manager accountability...How does the VA measure up against other U.S. health care providers? Read More »

Beaumont Hospital in Ireland starts pursuing open source solutions

Brian Fitzgerald & Tony Kenny | EC Joinup | September 30, 2004

This article describes the implementation of an information systems infrastructure using open source software (OSS) in a large Irish public sector organization, Beaumont Hospital. The study identifies the primary organizational drivers in Beaumont’s move to OSS, namely principle and pragmatism. Read More »

UN Meeting Urged to Back Open Access Science

David Dickson | SciDev.Net | December 7, 2003

Member governments of the United Nations are being asked this week to give their support to initiatives that offer free access to research results published in the electronic versions of scientific journals.

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