Open Access Week

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Theme "Technical Innovations"

Welcome to the third day of the DOAJ blog!…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 20, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Student OA Week Webcast!

The Right to Research Coalition is pleased to announce it will be co-hosting an official student webcast with UC Berkeley on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT. If you are a student, are interested in working with students on Open Access, or just want to know what’s going on with students in the Open Access movement, you should plan to join us! The webcast is open to anyone, and everyone will be able to participate, comment, and ask questions both live on the call and by…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 19, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Post Your OA Week Pictures!

I hope all your OA Week activities are going well.

Please remember to take photos as well as your displays. It would also be wonderful if you tell us about what your photos are about too and post them on this site.

Happy OA Week and thank you so much for all your work!

Added by Donna Okubo on October 19, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Digital.CSIC celebrates the Open Access Week 2010

Digital.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council, has prepared a number of activities to celebrate open access to scientific information, including a new web site, a study on the perception and degree of participation of CSIC researchers in the open access movement, a brochure, in partnership with… Continue

Added by Isabel Bernal on October 19, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Research in the making: watch 10 journal articles as they get written, openly, on the web

Implemented as an undergraduate class in Temple University Japan’s School of Communications and Theatre, the project started on Sept. 1st, 2010 and will run until December 1st, 2010. On the way, we will need to upset the… Continue

Added by JJ Aucouturier on October 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Evolving towards the info grid? by Victor Puntes


discussing with colleagues we have reached the conclusion that the

amount of work that fitted in a decent paper now gives enough for three

or more. While until the early nineties, for example, a paper, in my

domain, would include the synthesis, characterization and applications

of a new material, today, the same work would feed a paper on the

synthesis, another the characterization and another the exploration into

the potential application.…

Added by NanoWiki on October 19, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

OA in Fribourg, Switzerland

My private OA awareness campaign at the Chemistry Department in Fribourg, Switzerland:

Added by Oliver Schuster on October 19, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

“Opened resources of knowledge in the free communication model”

On October 21The Poznan University of Technology Library organizes the lecture entitled “Opened resources of knowledge in the free communication model” for student, academic staff and librarians. The lecture will be held in Reading Room of The Science Information Department (Thursday) at 12.00. Furthermore the Library has prepared information in the form of promotional leaflets, mini poster that inform about Open Access Week event and OA idea and online information on the home page of the… Continue

Added by Beata Korzystka on October 19, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

Theme "Africa"

Welcome to second day of the DOAJ blog!

Today we are devoting our entire blog post to a continent. At the moment, only about one percent of…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 19, 2010 at 4:38am — No Comments

OA Week Activities at the University of Iowa

Below are Iowa's planned activities and outreach during international Open Access Week. Beginning Monday we are running a series of ads in the student newspaper, the Daily Iowan with OA related messages, each with a link to more information online. You can see thumbnails of the ads and the web info here:…


Added by Edward Shreeves on October 18, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Greetings form Framingham State University!

Our Open Access Week description is described here:

Added by Millie Gonzalez on October 18, 2010 at 12:05pm — No Comments

UK PubMed Central: what drives development of this huge open access resource?

Over the last two years or so, our hardworking UKPMC development team here at the British Library have often been asked 'why are you developing a UK PubMed Central?' There are a whole series of answers to this, but I outline two below which are quite wholesomely toothsome.

Firstly, the UK's eight largest funders of biomedical and health research ( encourage all the recipients of their grants to publish in Open Access… Continue

Added by Paul Davey on October 18, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

New books of interest for Open Access Week

Open Book Publishers has two titles, recently published,

of interest to those participating in Open Access Week.

Each book is available completely for free; Open Book has

a strict peer review policy.

1. Privilege and Property, edited by Ronan Deazley,

Martin Kretschmer…

Added by Georgina Hill on October 18, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Momentum continues: Open Access Week 2010 begins - Leading researchers present the individual and collective benefits of free online access to research

Washington, DC – Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2010, as thousands of scholars, faculty, and students in nearly 90 countries worldwide participate in events to raise awareness and advance understanding of the benefits of Open Access (OA). The week features the voices of top researchers who have stepped forward with first-hand accounts of how Open Access to research has positively impacted them and their ability to do their work. In opening remarks… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Theme "Open Access"

Welcome to the DOAJ blog!…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 18, 2010 at 2:31am — No Comments

OA Week at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

At the University of Fribourg Switzerland, the University Libraries and the Fribourg

County Library (BCU-KUB) are co-hosting this year's open access week events.

We're getting the word out about open access and it's impact on faculties.

Included in our plans is a panel discussion entitled "Open Access: What

You Should Know" and flyers encouraging them to use the University’s

institutional repository RERO DOC (… Continue

Added by University of Fribourg (CH) on October 18, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

QUT Launches an eprint competition in OA Week

One of the events planned for OA week at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia is the lauch of an 'Eprint Competition' that will be open to all academic staff and research students. At the end of the competition period, there will be prizes awarded based on number of full-text items deposited. There will be additional prizes for best anecdotes about how the University's repository has helped. This week, QUT will also be hosting two Open… Continue

Added by Paula Callan on October 17, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Short animated video on open access

Free Animated Video - To celebrate International Open Access Week 2010, an event taking place from October 18 to October 24, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has partnered with the McGill University Library to produce an advocacy video on the issues of open access. To celebrate International Open Access Week 2010, an event taking place from October 18 to October 24, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has partnered with the McGill University Library… Continue

Added by Kathleen Shearer on October 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Open Access - A Trialogue between authors, publishers and librarians

In November in Melbourne, Australia. See the blog site at

Wednesday November 17th 2010

RMIT Library seminar room

2.00 – 4.00 PM

Panellists include University Librarians: Ralph Kiel (VU), Philip Kent (UniMelb), Craig Anderson (RMIT), Publishers Louise Adler (MUP), Heather Crosbie (Informit) and Graeme Connelly (UM Bookshop) and…


Added by Michael Wood on October 17, 2010 at 9:29am — No Comments

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