OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…Continue
It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.
The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.
Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm
Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…Continue
Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am
In response to the portentous need of access to scholarly content by the African research community, an additional SPARC Chapter, SPARC Africa, has been established and was launched at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) Satellite meeting on the 14th August 2015. The Chapter’s primary focus will be to capacitate Africans in academic and research sectors to champion…Continue
Posted by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am
In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia.Continue
Posted by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm
Posted by Sarah Polkinghorne on August 9, 2015 at 12:30pm
Hoy lunes 19 de octubre se celebra en todo el mundo la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto. La Biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla ha querido sumarse a esta iniciativa internacional a través…
In line with the 2015 Open Access theme, “Open Collaboration”, the capacity building and advocacy workshop will provide a platform for fostering partnerships between University libraries in Zimbabwe,…