Open Access Week 2012 will take place October 22-28 all over the world.
Networked Researcher is convinced, as the Open Access Week web site says, that
"“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.
Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward."
Networked Researcher invites all our registered contributors (if you aren't one yet here's how to join us) to get involved by participating in our Open Access Week 2012 Networked Researcher Blogging Unconference.
Some examples of topics that can be addressed are:
As a symbolic recognition of their work, Networked Researcher will post a printed certificate (and a digital version too!) of participation to those bloggers who contribute posts of more than 1000 words that week.
Since Open Access Week is a a reputed international event (now on it's sixth year) this is potentially a good opportunity of raising your academic research/publication profile by reaching a targeted, specialised audience.
We'll use the #NetResOA hashtag on Twitter to share the blog posts.