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Moving open access into action

From discussion into action

For this year’s International Open Access (OA) Week, the focus is firmly on the practical. Its theme – ‘open in action’ – should encourage everyone with a stake in the open research agenda to take solid steps towards making research more openly available.…


Added by Neil Jacobs on October 20, 2016 at 8:51am — No Comments

"Bats Are really Cool Animals!" Teaching Academic Integrity

Great interview here from Retraction Watch (@RetractionWatch) about an adult submitting a child's paper for publication (as an experiment) -- and it being accepted:…


Added by Peaches Udoma on October 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Action for OA Week: Register and add Works to ORCID

The action I am taking for OA week is to promote ORCID.

Flyer in ppt attached.  First page below.



Added by Ann Viera on October 18, 2016 at 9:40am — No Comments

Open Access and Open Data at the American University in Cairo

The Library at the American University of Cairo is a supporter of Open Access. Among other things, we host an OA journal to showcase undergraduate research, URJe (the Undergraduate Research Journal).

Every year, AUC Libraries try to raise awareness of the importance of Open…


Added by Mark Muehlhaeusler on October 18, 2016 at 3:17am — No Comments

Conference Lithuanian Journals Meeting the Needs of Digital Scholarly Communication

25 October 2016  during International Open Access Week  2016 occurs a conference organised by

Research Council of Lithuania,  The Association of Lithuanian Serials,  ISM University of Management and Economics,  …


Added by Eleonora Dagienė on October 18, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Après-midi collaborative le 17 octobre 2016 à la phonothèque de la MMSH

Le 17 octobre  2016 avec le soutien du programme européen Europeana Sounds, en plein coeur de l'Open Access Week, une après-midi dédiée à l'annotation des archives de la phonothèque de la MMSH.

Un ensemble d'entretiens a été placé sur Sound Cloud et la Playlist de la phonothèque de la MMSH compte une petite centaine d'enregistrements qui peuvent ainsi être commentés, tagués, introduits sur…


Added by Véronique Ginouvès on October 17, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2016:GLA University,Mathura,India

This year first time we are going to celebrate Open Access Week with a Quiz which is specially design for clarify the facts and dispel the myths about Open Access. We are sure this will change the mind set of GLA University’s faculties, researchers and…


Added by Mamta Mishra on October 17, 2016 at 5:39am — No Comments

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2016 "Promoting Openness of Research Data: Incentive and Data Management"

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2016 entitled " Promoting Openness of Research Data: Incentive and Data Management " will be held on 26 October , in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in Action”, and hosted by SPARC Japan and co-hosted by Research Data Utilization Forum. We will focus on research data and consider how the openness of scientific research data in Japan can be promoted through cooperation between librarians and researchers.

Please see…


Added by SPARC Japan on October 13, 2016 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Commit to Putting Open in Action this Open Access Week!

This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

We’ve created an Open Access Week action portal where you can indicate which key steps you’ll take to support Open Access this October and…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Open Access Week 2016 from Perú

Peru joins to Open Access week with three days of conferences

The main topics are :

  • October 24th: Open Science
  • October 25th: Open Education
  • October 26th: Open Government

The event will be broadcast live on…


Added by Said Castro on October 11, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hellenic Academic Open Access E-textbooks -- The project "Kallipos" and its repository

I work for the "Kallipos" project, which is an open access repository with e-textbooks mainly in Greek.  Due to the publishing costs, we think that open access e-textbooks is the way to go, especially for Greece!    Even though in the beginning it was difficult to convince faculty members to convert their textbooks to e-textbooks, slowly they seem to embrace it and want to create more of the content that they teach into e-textbook! We only hope to get additional funding! Let me know if you…


Added by Christina Anastasopoulou on October 6, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Ambassadeur de DOAJ pour la région Nord Africaine

En qualité d'Ambassadeur de DOAJ pour la région Nord Africaine. Notre mission s'inscrit dans le cadre de la promotion des bonnes pratiques et les principes de transparence dans l'édition des journaux en libre accès. Nous accompagnons les éditeurs pour indexer leurs journaux dans la base de…


Added by Kamel on October 5, 2016 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Open Access In Algeria

The Laboratory of Organic Materials at the University of Bejaia, in Algeria, will organize a workshop as part of the International Open Access Week. On Thursday, October 27th, 2016  a lecture will be held on Open Access In Algeria  at the University of Bejaia. …


Added by Kamel on October 5, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

OA Week 2016 in Austria

Visit the Open Science Event at Univeristy of Vienna on Tuesday, October 25: Find all details here:

Added by Guido Blechl on October 5, 2016 at 6:55am — No Comments

Open Access in Action
 Amsterdam- Science for Kids - Dutch Big Deals - Funding for Open Access journals

The three largest higher education institutions in Amsterdam will jointly organize a number of seminars as part of the International Open Access Week. On Monday 24 , Wednesday 26 and Thursday, October 27th, 2016 lectures will be held on Open Access at the Vrije Universiteit and the UvA and the HvA in Amsterdam. The language of the lectures is English.


‘Science edited for kids, by kids’. Open Access and societal impact.

Speaker: prof. dr. Berend Smit, École… Continue

Added by Arjan de Rooy on October 5, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Information about DOAJ in Marathi Script

DOAJ is a community-curated list of open access journals and aims to be the starting point for all information searches for quality, peer reviewed open access material. To assist libraries and indexers keep their lists up-to-date, we make public a list of journals that have been accepted into or removed from DOAJ but we will not discuss specific details of an application with anyone apart from the applicant. Neither will we discuss…


Added by Vrushali Dandawate on October 5, 2016 at 5:34am — No Comments

Librarian Bloggers Needed!

Open Access Week is fast approaching, and there are some fantastic events and other projects in the OA Week lineup. 

Here at Open Book Publishers, we are planning some of our own projects – we will be publishing a series of blog posts by librarians, regarding Open Access books, discussing topics such as:

  • The issues that librarians face in regards to OA books, e.g., difficulties with content and discovery, or…

Added by Open Book Publishers on October 4, 2016 at 11:29am — No Comments

"Doors are open : Know about open Access" Theme for OPEN ACCESS WEEK at AISSMS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PUNE, INIDA

Open Access Week is getting celebrated all over the world from 25 October to 29 October 2016 Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Over the past decade, Open Access has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public as well as librarians. 

This Year AISSMS College of Engineering Library is planning open access…


Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

The first Open Access Repository in Malta: two years of challenges and experiences

Two years after the launch of the first open access repository in Malta, some thoughts and observations on the evolution of this project can be made. Unfortunately, disseminating information and speaking at local conferences was not enough to persuade academics to upload material. In consequence, the University started working on an OA policy to mandate submissions onto the repository.**

In September 2014, the University of Malta (UM) launched its…


Added by Ryan Scicluna on September 22, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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