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Theme of 2019 International Open Access Week To Be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”

The 2019 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2019 International Open Access Week, to be held October 21-27, will be “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”.…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:30am

El tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019 será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”

El Comité Asesor de la Semana de Acceso Abierto 2019 se complace en anunciar que el tema de la Semana Internacional de Acceso Abierto 2019, que se celebrará del 21 al 27 de octubre, será "¿Abierto para quién? Equidad en el conocimiento abierto”.…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:53am

इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक (मुफ्त प्रवेश सप्ताह) २०१९ “मुक्त प्रवेश किसके लिए खुला? खुले ज्ञान में समानता ”

२०१९  की ओपन एक्सेस वीक एडवाइजरी कमेटी ने घोषणा की है की ,  2019 इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक का विषय "फ्री एक्सेस किससे? फ्री नॉलेज सबके लिए है" यह सप्ताह 21-27 अक्टूबर २०१९ को आयोजित किया गया है ।

मुक्त प्रवेश और  ज्ञान वितरित करने के लिए…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:53am

Le thème de International de Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019) est « Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert »

Le Comité consultatif de Open Access Week 2019 est heureux d'annoncer que le thème de International Open Access Week 2019 (Semaine internationale du libre accès 2019), qui aura lieu du 21 au 27 octobre, sera «Ouvert pour qui ? Équité dans le Savoir Ouvert ».…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:52am

A 2019-es Open Access hét témája: nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban.

A 2019-es Open Access hét (október 21-27) tanácsadói testülete örömmel jelenti be az idei év Open Access hetének témáját: ”Nyitva, de kinek? Egyenlőség a nyílt hozzáférésű tudományban” (“Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”).



Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:52am

आंतरराष्ट्रीय ओपन ऍक्सेस वीक (मुक्त प्रवेश आठवडा) २०१९ "मुक्त प्रवेश कोणासाठी ? मुक्त ज्ञान सर्वासाठी "

२०१९ च्या ओपन ऍक्सेस वीक सल्लागार समितीने जाहीर केले की २०१९ च्या…


Posted by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2019 at 11:50am

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Journal Editorial Boards: Is There Space for Geographic Diversity?

I would like to clarify that as a researcher located in the Global South -Chile, Latin America-, I bring my own personal experience into my research on geographical diversity within academic publishing. Specifically, these experiences comprised situations of linguistic and ethnical marginalization while studying abroad. There was a time when it was good to link global and international concepts with academic publishing and knowledge production: globalization of science, global communities,…See More
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Annual Reviews’ journey toward open access: the evolution of a nonprofit mission

OA Week has always meant a great deal to me personally because I helped to create the first ever event during my tenure at PLOS. For the last couple of years, I’ve posted my annual personal perspective on OA Week here.…See More
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Open Access Escape Room / Atvirosios prieigos pabėgimo kambarys at Lithuania

October 21, 2019 at 9am to October 25, 2019 at 5pm
Užmirškite laisvai prieinamus mokslo šaltinius! Įsivaizduokite, kad šiandien dingo visa laisvai prieinama informacija, žinios internete tapo nepasiekiamos, mokslininkai gilioje panikoje. Paslaptingas piktadarys užrakino visą mokslo informaciją ir įkalino mus informacijos trūkumo kalėjime. Padėk išlaisvinti žinias ir susigrąžinti atvirąją prieigą! Spyna po spynos išlaisvink mokslo žinias ir išgelbėk mokslininkus nuo informacijos trūkumo. Pabandyk išspręsti piktadario užduotis, atrakinti spynas…See More
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Open Access Week 2019-Events at SLUB Dresden at Germany

October 21, 2019 to October 25, 2019
This year’s international Open Access Week takes place on 21-27 October 2019 with the motto "Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge". Institutions around the world promote Open Access publishing with many activities. Above Open Access the concept of Open Science and…See More
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Internalizing “Open for Whom?”: Unpacking the Connection Between Equity & Open

As this year’s Open Access Week kicks off, we at SPARC continue to grapple with the question: “Open for Whom?” -- the theme for this year’s international week of awareness. The advisory committee responsible for selecting the theme wanted to emphasize that it’s not enough to simply focus on whether we reach a fully open access system of sharing knowledge—we also have to consider how we get there. The questions of who is included and whose interests are prioritized are central to this process.…See More
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HAL et identité numérique des chercheurs et chercheuses at France

October 23, 2019 at 2pm to October 24, 2019 at 4pm
Ces ateliers visent à familiariser les chercheurs avec le système HAL Archives ouvertes, conçu et mis à disposition gratuitement par le CNRS. Cette démarche s’inscrit dans le cadre du mouvement Open Access, qui vise à donner accès à un large public (chercheurs et chercheuses en France et à l’étranger, étudiantes et étudiants, expertes et experts de la fonction publique ou du secteur privé, etc.) aux travaux…See More
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Christopher May posted a blog post

The future of open access publishing is in our hands

The future of open access publishing is in our handsChristopher May, Lancaster University, UK I have been thinking about open access publication ever since I became interested in intellectual property rights twenty five years ago. There are all sorts of issues with the current standard system of academic publishing, not least of all that an oligopoly of journal publishers have maintained a system (albeit that has changed in its details) that sees them effectively profit from free inputs which…See More
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The future of research: assessing the impact of Plan S at Belgium

November 6, 2019 from 9am to 4:30pm
This international conference will debate the benefits, challenges and potential consequences of Plan S for researchers, universities, learned societies, academies and publishers.Venue: The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 LeuvenSee More
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Neue Spielregeln für das wissenschaftliche Publizieren? Das Projekt DEAL und die Folgen für die Wissenschaft at Germany

October 24, 2019 from 10am to 12:30pm
In January 2019 the “Project DEAL”, a German initiative aiming at the open access transformation of academic publishing, entered for the first time into a contract with one of the major international publishing companies. But what are the concrete effects of the “DEAL” with the publisher Wiley on everyday work of researchers and academics? A question all the more important as negotiations with Springer Nature and Elsevier are running or resuming, respectively. These and other topics concerning…See More
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Board Game Session: "The Publishing Trap" at 6

October 21, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm
Kick off the International Open Access Week with a game session! "The Publishing Trap" is a board game which helps early-career researchers and the wider academic community learn about and discuss the importance of open access and copyright literacy in the context of academic publishing and scholarly communication. Set in the career perspective of four fictional academic characters, players come to see how choices they make about intellectual property are central to their academic success. See More
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Steffi Grimm posted an event

Open Library Badge 2020 – Ein Anreizsystem für mehr Offenheit in Bibliotheken at Germany

October 21, 2019 from 6pm to 7pm
Das Ziel der Initiative Open Library Badge (OLB) ist es, ein Anreizsystem für Bibliotheken zu schaffen, die das Konzept der Offenheit verfolgen. Der Badge soll entsprechende Aktivitäten und Angebote von Bibliotheken sichtbar machen. Er richtet sich sowohl an die Fachöffentlichkeit als auch an die eigenen Nutzer*innen und ist eine Auszeichnung für den bibliothekarischen Einsatz für mehr Offenheit in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Der Open Library Badge wurde 2016 initiiert und seitdem an…See More
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Information campaign on open access to knowledge at Poland

October 22, 2019 all day
Information campaign on open access to knowledge, organised within the framework of the 16th Regional Librarian Forum in CzęstochowaSee More
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Open Access Week celebration@BA at Egypt

October 22, 2019 at 10am to October 24, 2019 at 4:30pm
In October of this year, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina happens to celebrate the Open Access Week for the third time. To learn more on Open Access publishing and access to information, make sure to stop by the library during the period of 22th to 24th October and visit the Open Access Week dedicated booth in the Main library entrance from 10am to 4:30pm.  Three workshops will also take place during the mentioned period to allow the walk-ins a hands-on experience on finding and using open access…See More
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