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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Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…

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Posted by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

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…

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Posted by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

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.

That was…

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Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

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.…

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Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am

SPARC Africa: capacitating Africa towards access to Open Scholarship

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…

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Posted by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am

SPARC & Wikipedia Library Announce the Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon

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. 

Wikipedia is the first source that many consult about…

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Posted by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Jaider Ochoa Gutiérrez is attending Alejandro Uribe Tirado's event

Semana Virtual Acceso Abierto (Medellín-Colombia-Iberoamérica) at Colombia

October 24, 2016 at 8am to October 28, 2016 at 6pm
Se presentan diferentes conferencias, talleres y actividades organizadas por diferentes universidades y organizaciones de Medellín, Colombia e Iberoamérica, para unir esfuerzos conectando las actividades presenciales de cada universidad y organización, en una programación conjunta de acceso virtual.See More
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Acceso abierto en Colombia

Este grupo busca conectar a las diferentes personas y organizaciones que en Colombia están interesadas en apoyar y promover el acceso abierto, y en un sentido específico, la ciencia abierta.See More
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado commented on Alejandro Uribe Tirado's group Acceso abierto en Colombia
"Gracias por tu interés. Te pido me escribas al correo y comenzamos a coordinar:  auribe.bibliotecologia.udea@gmail.com"
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Hiperterminal commented on Alejandro Uribe Tirado's group Acceso abierto en Colombia
"¡Hola! Chévere Alejandro por la iniciativa. Estoy interesado en participar, proponer eventos a integrar o apoyar su divulgación, sin embargo no uso Facebook. ¿Es posible coordinar algo por este medio? Saludos."
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Acceso abierto en Colombia

Este grupo busca conectar a las diferentes personas y organizaciones que en Colombia están interesadas en apoyar y promover el acceso abierto, y en un sentido específico, la ciencia abierta.See More
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado added a page to the group Acceso abierto en Colombia
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado commented on Alejandro Uribe Tirado's group Acceso abierto en Colombia
"Iniciemos construyendo juntos un evento colectivo para la Semana del Acceso Abierto (24 al 28 de octubre):  http://www.openaccessweek.org/events/semana-virtual-acceso-abierto-medell-n-colombia-iberoam-rica Favor escribirmos, si está…"
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Acceso abierto en Colombia

Este grupo busca conectar a las diferentes personas y organizaciones que en Colombia están interesadas en apoyar y promover el acceso abierto, y en un sentido específico, la ciencia abierta.See More
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Alejandro Uribe Tirado posted an event

Semana Virtual Acceso Abierto (Medellín-Colombia-Iberoamérica) at Colombia

October 24, 2016 at 8am to October 28, 2016 at 6pm
Se presentan diferentes conferencias, talleres y actividades organizadas por diferentes universidades y organizaciones de Medellín, Colombia e Iberoamérica, para unir esfuerzos conectando las actividades presenciales de cada universidad y organización, en una programación conjunta de acceso virtual.See More
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Cooperative University College of Kenya (CUCK) at Kenya

October 26, 2016 at 6pm to October 28, 2016 at 7pm
The library plans to promote to raise awareness on open access and open sources. The OAW activities will be a collaboration with various departments and students of the UniversitySee More
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Antica Culina joined Katarina Lovrecic's group
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Open Access in Croatia

The number of Croatian OA journals in the year 2009 by the end of June 2010 was 133. However, the number of the repositories is too small and something has to be done on both institutional and national level.See More
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Lina Carro updated their profile
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Chris Evans posted a status
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