A global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

OA Week Events

* 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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Raquel Truta commented on RCAAP's group Open Access Week in Portugal (RCAAP)
"Wallpapers RCAAP Project. Reuse"
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Raquel Truta commented on RCAAP's group Open Access Week in Portugal (RCAAP)
"Team from Minho University to promote Open Access"
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Matt Peck posted an event

How do you want others to reuse and distribute your article? at Global

October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Released today is the latest analysis from the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey, examining licence preferences. Top level results revealed:   33% prefer CC BY-NC-ND licence25% chose Exclusive Licence to Publish, an increase of 3% on the 2013 survey results24% chose Copyright Assignment, an increase of 1%CC BY remains least preferred licence But do these views vary when analysed by career stage, age, region, discipline and gender? And do you agree with findings? Read our…See More
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Raquel Truta joined RCAAP's group

Open Access Week in Portugal (RCAAP)

Portugal Open Access Science Repository
3 hours ago
Aoife Lawton posted an event

Repository Network Ireland Teachmeet at Trinity College Dublin, Berkeley Library

October 24, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Repository Network Ireland is a newly formed group of Repository managers, librarians and information professionals in Ireland.  It is hosting a second annual teachmeet during International Open Access Week.  This is kindly hosted by Trinity College Dublin.#RNIteachmeet For further details please visit http://www.rni.wikispaces.comSee More
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Adegbilero-Iwari Idowu shared their event on Twitter
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Adegbilero-Iwari Idowu shared their event on Twitter
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Jane and Dr Mayank Trivedi are now friends
5 hours ago
Renata Aquino Ribeiro replied to Guilherme Kujawski's discussion Open Access & eBooks
"Hi Guilherme, I've participated on OA books but they were licensed under CC BY and distributed through e-commerce and print on demand websites such as Lulu.com. It was a great experience, since you're in the middle of the editorial…"
9 hours ago
Renata Aquino Ribeiro left a comment for Pedro Henrique Affonso Nobrega
"Nice idea of an online OA journal with robustness. É difícil de achar!"
9 hours ago
Ramon Lopes and Renata Aquino Ribeiro are now friends
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Suzanne Kozaitis posted photos
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Marianne Parkhill updated an event

The Feedback Loop Between Open Access & Altmetrics at Web

October 28, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
Action, information, reaction, that is the definition of a feedback loop. A feedback loop is an effective tool for changing behavior. The basic premise is simple. Provide people with information about their actions in real time (or something close to it), then give them an opportunity to change those actions, pushing them toward better behaviors. A prime example of a feedback loop in action is the radar-enabled “Your Speed” signs next to speed limit signs. They are a proven method for getting…See More
15 hours ago
b rainier replied to b rainier's discussion downloading videos
"Hi, Thank you both for your replies. I ended up downloading form Vimeo which worked really well, and our IT people were happy with the source.    "
16 hours ago



Blog Posts

DSpaceDirect: Your Hosted “DSpace in the Cloud”

Winchester, MA  DSpaceDirect (…


Posted by Carol Minton Morris on October 23, 2014 at 9:50am

The Access Gap at the Research Growth Tip

The EC-commisioned Science-Metrix study has a lot of interesting and useful information that I hope the EC will apply and use.

Access Timing. The fundamental problem highlighted by the Science-Metrix findings is timing: Over 50% of all articles published since 2007 are freely available…


Posted by Stevan Harnad on October 23, 2014 at 9:30am

Florida Tech Students Show What They Know

So many symbols...

Posted by Suzanne Kozaitis on October 23, 2014 at 8:49am

Fedora in Action: the Flexible and Extensible Digital Repository Platform

Winchester, MA  Fedora (…


Posted by Carol Minton Morris on October 22, 2014 at 11:00am


Open Access & eBooks 5 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 Renata Aquino Ribeiro 9 hours ago.

downloading videos 3 Replies

Hi, Are there any of the videos you have on this site that are NOT hosted on YouTube. We wish to download, as opposed to embed, the videos and have them looping as part of a display in our library.…Continue

Tags: videos

Started by b rainier in Sample Title. Last reply by b rainier 16 hours ago.

UC Press Launching New OA Journal Publishing Model

I recently interviewed Neil Christensen, director of digital development at the University of California Press, about an open access publishing initiative the UCP team is working on. I wanted to…Continue

Tags: University, Christensen, Neil, of, California

Started by Danielle Padula in Sample Title Oct 15.

More FUD From the Publishers Association About the HEFCE/REF Deposit Mandate

In response to the HEFCE Open Access Policy for REF2020, the Publishers Association has made the following …Continue

Tags: Publishers, Association, REF2020, HEFCE, ROARMAP

Started by Stevan Harnad in Sample Title Oct 14.


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