The Week In Links — July 4

What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?

The Open Access Button’s very own Joe McArthur wrote a guest post for PLOS Opens on OpenCon 2014 and building student communities.

Facebook was a hot topic of conversation all week, in the wake of concerns about the methods used by its data scientists in recent research.

The Digital Public Library of America thinks one barrier to open access is uncertainty over copyright issues. Their new initiative is working to make rights issues easier to manage for all.

A new report shows that many scholarly authors see the benefits of open access publications, but concerns remain in some circles about Creative Commons licenses and the need for peer review

Is the model for publishing scholarly monographs broken? The Chronicle for Higher Education considers who should pay for academic publications and how open access might fit into creating a new model for publishing research.

Thanks the the EU’s new “right to be forgotten” law, links to information about the 2007 global financial crisis are being removed by Google.