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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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Delve into data competition at Global

October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Test your theories and challenge your assumptions on authors' attitudes to OA.Having collated and analysed the data from the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey, we have now posted the dataset on Figshare, following requests from the research community.To encourage others to delve into the data we’re offering an Article Publishing Charge (APC) waiver on any Open or Open Select journal to the person who makes the most…See More
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Taylor & Francis #GoldFriday - 24th October at Global

October 24, 2014 all day
On #GoldFriday, Taylor & Francis will be picking 5 lucky winners to receive an APC (article publishing charge) waiver.To enter the competition to win an "APC credit", simply register to receive the Open Access email Bulletin before Friday, 24th October. You can do so here today.   Winners will be notified by email and announced on …See More
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Licences, peer review, benefits, future intentions: visualizing researchers’ views on open access at Global

October 20, 2014 at 6pm to October 26, 2014 at 7pm
With the focus of this year’s OA Week on ‘Generation Open’, we’ve turned the results from the 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access Survey into a series of infographics, charting how researchers’ views on open access are changing.Using data from the 2013 and 2014 Taylor & Francis Open Access surveys, they show how researchers opinions and attitudes are shifting year-on –year, and include views on licences, peer review, what the perceived benefits of Open Access are, and what the respondents…See More
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Find out how much you know about Open Access and win Kindle Amazon with De Gruyter Open at WWW

October 20, 2014 at 2pm to October 24, 2014 at 12pm
       Open Access Week competition with De Gruyter Open starts on Mondey, 20th October at 2 PM (GMT +2) and is open for all De Gruyter Open Facebook fans. Every weekday of Open Access Week (between 20-24. Oct), we will be posting two questions on our Facebook profile. Anyone who wants to test their knowledge of scientific publishing and open access with De Gruyter Open can participate (excluding employees of De Gruyter Group). A participant with the highest score of correct answers by the last…See More
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OA Publishing Workshop at UNSW at Level 2 conference room, 231, Robert Webster Bldg, UNSW

October 23, 2014 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Learn about independent open access publishing. Paul Ashton (re.press), Sigi Jottkandt and David Ottina (Open Humanities Press), and Tom Apperley (Digital Culture and Education) will show you how to set up an OA journal or press using free open source software. All welcome!See More
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The Open University (UK): Open Access Week events at The Library, The Open University (UK)

October 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
Library Services has organised three events on Wednesday 22 October 2014 to celebrate Open Access Week:10.00-11.00: CORE (COnnecting REpostiories) and FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) Projects (Zdenek Zdrahal and Petr Knoth, Knowledge Media Institute) Library Seminar Room One 11.00-12.00: Open Access Books (Martin Weller and Beck Pitt, Institute of Educational Technology) Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 (A recording of this session will be available…See More
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New communication models in science and their legislative solutions at Łysomice near Torunia

October 23, 2014 all day
Bożena Bednarek-Michalska gives a talk during the Conference for Deans of the Faculties of Natural Sciences of the  Polish Universities about new communication models in science and their legislative solutions.See More
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Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open at Washington, DC

October 20, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open…See More
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Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open at Washington, DC

October 20, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open…See More
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Library's Future:New missions of libraries Ⅰ at Kobe University Library. Japan http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/

October 22, 2014 from 1:15pm to 5pm
Open access was defined by Budapest Declaration in 2002, and since then institutional repositories and open access journals have been rising.The number of open access journals which require Article Processing Charges (APCs) as their publishing costs are increasing dramatically, and open access journals are becoming a stable business as observed for success of open access mega journals as represented by “PLoS ONE” or “Scientific Reports”.On the other hand, as an effect of open access mandate…See More
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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 share a link to the interview for anyone interested in learning more.…

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Posted by Danielle Padula on October 15, 2014 at 5:30pm

What we intend to do this year for OA week. 2014 Tanzania

          

1.Organize a 1 day training sessions for medical students and university admin on the role they can play in advocating for open access

 

2.we have created an “Open Access Tanzania” facebook page on the planned OAWactivities, invite members, manage discussions on OA, post links on OA events and activities,share online resources. This group has been active and will remain active even after the OAW

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Posted by Ayoub Msalilwa on October 15, 2014 at 2:20pm

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score

Estimating Open Access Mandate Effectiveness: I. The MELIBEA Score



Philippe Vincent-Lamarre, Jade Boivin, Yassine Gargouri, Vincent Lariviere, Stevan Harnad



ABSTRACT: MELIBEA is a Spanish database that uses a composite formula with eight weighted conditions to estimate the effectiveness of Open…
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Posted by Stevan Harnad on October 14, 2014 at 6:41am

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!…
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Posted by Saurabh Chandra on October 12, 2014 at 4:00pm

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UC Press Launching New OA Journal Publishing Model

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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

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downloading videos

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

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French language promotional material? 9 Replies

Hi! I was wondering if there will be French material available for download in the international section? Even a French logo would be great to have! Thanks!Continue

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