A global event, now in its 8th year, promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research.

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* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.

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a small example of OA for third world agriculture

Some years ago the Australian Commonwealth Government ceased funding the University of Sydney led Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Rice Production.  As the CRC was being closed the research reports (published and distributed in print) were to be tossed or pulped. On the initiative of one of the librarians at the University of Sydney all the research reports were scanned and loaded for open access on the…


Posted by Ross Coleman on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm

Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration”

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.” 

The theme highlights the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the Open Access movement—from the partnerships behind launching initiatives such as PLOS and ImpactStory, to the working relationships the community has established with policymakers that have delivered Open…


Posted by Nick Shockey on March 4, 2015 at 10:37am

2015 Open Access Week Advisory Committee

SPARC would like to thank the following members of the 2015 International Open Access Week Advisory Committee:



Ginny Barbour

Australian Open Access Support Group

Gerald Beasley…


Posted by Nick Shockey on March 3, 2015 at 2:30pm

Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

How is the cloud improving open access and open data in agriculture?

There is one important aspect of the cloud that is often overlooked, and in my opinion, will allow open access and open data for agriculture to thrive in achieving the fullest access and availability possible.

Read Cloud…


Posted by Michael Marus on February 26, 2015 at 4:42pm


Symposium on Open Climate Knowledge

JPI Climate (jpi-climate.eu), an European network of research funding organisations endeavouring to jointly designing an agenda for climate-related research activities, is organising a symposium…Continue

Tags: Conference, Knowledge, Open, Climate, JPI

Started by Alexis Sancho-Reinoso in Sample Title May 5.

Open Access & eBooks 6 Replies

Hi, I'm a Brazilian student about to finish my MA at Danube University Krems, Austria. One of my projects (not my thesis proper) is to demonstrate that while the open access agenda has in general so…Continue

Tags: ebook

Started by Guilherme Kujawski in Uncategorized. Last reply by Glenn Ross Mar 7.

the impact of poverty on young women in urban areas

 how are 'young women' (age 16-35), affected by poverty in urban areas. What are the characteristics of these impacts which are mostly negative?Continue

Started by billy w masara in Sample Title Nov 4, 2014.

Open Access: A teacher’s point of view

As part of the celebrations for Open Access Week, I've collaborated with a post for Biomed Central about my perspective on open access as a teacher in Brazil. I hope you may find it helpful and there…Continue

Tags: biomed, central, guest, post, teacher

Started by Renata Aquino Ribeiro in Sample Title Oct 25, 2014.


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