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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Mapenzi Mudimba commented on Susan Mikkelsen's video

Generation Open - Open Access Week 2014

"The original file will be very useful"
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Susan Mikkelsen commented on Susan Mikkelsen's video

Generation Open - Open Access Week 2014

"Mapenzi - do you need the original file, or can you just stream the video?"
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Amine Maliki updated their profile
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O IPLeiria apoia a Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto

Tal como tem vindo a acontecer em anos anteriores, o IPLeiria associou-se às comemorações da Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto, que decorre de 20 a 26 de outubro.
4 hours ago
Vassilis Protonotarios posted a blog post

Open Access Mandate from the European Commission - the Horizon 2020 Programme

Agro-Know is a company that captures, organizes and adds value to the rich information available in agricultural and biodiversity sciences, in order to make it universally accessible, useful and meaningful. It is an active contributor in European and international standardization initiatives in relation to the agricultural data representation and storage, with involvement in fora such as the …See More
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Profile IconAriana Townsend, Paula Cristina Meira Lourenço, Emily Lannoye and 19 more joined Open Access Week
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Teresa Sousa is now friends with Zandile Chansa and Pedro Príncipe
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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
9 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
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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 15 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 22 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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