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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 (http://ukpmc.ac.uk/Funders/) 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…
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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!…

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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 http://openaccess.caval.edu.au/



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…

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

Open Access Fun Guerrilla Activism, or How to Hijack an STM Conference

Originally posted here on my blog McBlawg, September 2007 as 'Conference Report'.



I nicked the title for this repost from Heather Morrison who was one of the first to blog about it.



(This is my 1st blog post here, so please excuse some formatting… Continue

Added by Graham Steel on October 16, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Introducing the DOAJ blog

Welcome to the DOAJ blog!

During Open Access week the DOAJ team members are about to make a first…

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Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 15, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

OA Mandate Adoption Challenge for Institutions and Funders

University of Southampton/EPrints is launching a week-long Open Access Mandate Adoption Challenge for OA Week.



On October 18,…
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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Activities by e-ciencia project (Comunidad de Madrid, Spain) for OAW2010

The e-ciencia open access project -in which public regional administration, public universities in Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) cooperate for promotion of open access and development of IRs- is organising a set of activities for OAW2010, http://bit.ly/d3Hqz1 (English version).



Main event will be a round table on open access to be held on Wed Oct 20th with scholars from different institutions that belong to the…

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Added by Pablo de Castro on October 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The African Journal Archive supports Open Access Week 18-24 October 2010

The African Journal Archive is pleased to be able to support Open Access week (18-24 October 2010). The project is collecting journals published exclusively in Africa and about Africa, with a focus on the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The Archive contains issues digitised retrospectively back to the first issue The…

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Added by Merle Ruff on October 15, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

Our IR, HUSCAP Badges


Present for each researcher who deposits to our IR in OA week ;-)




Added by Masako SUZUKI on October 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

DRF OAW Campaign throughout the OAWeek

In Japan, DRF (Digital Repository Federation) is pushing several campaigns for Open Access Week.



1. DRF Planning and Coordinating Working Group help each institution to join open access event:

  • To promote an individual advocacy (through interview with researchers at each institution)
  • Original OA poster  …
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Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 14, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Open Access Button

Express your affiliation with the open access movement by adding a button on your Facebook profile:

http://www.picbadges.com/open-access-movement/16494/


Added by Julio Santillán Aldana on October 13, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

OA Week plans @ Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA)

It's wonderful to hear about the OA Week plans underway around the world!



At Brandeis most of our effort this year is focused on raising visibility/awareness of the OA movement in a way that is reasonably low-impact in terms of staff time commitment. Mainly we're investing our energies into a promotional blitz.



We are planning a few events, such as hosting a BibApp demo (a joint effort with the Boston Library Consortium and MBL-WHOI), offering an authors' rights workshop… Continue

Added by Jen Ferguson on October 13, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Register TODAY to receive your advance copy of the official Open Access Week kick-off event, with OA pioneer Harold Varmus

Top international researchers will champion the importance of Open

Access for advancing research at an online event to launch this year’s

Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010).



Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold

Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has

been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of

key roles – from introducing the topic of wider… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

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