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 —
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… Continue
Added by Georgina Hill on October 18, 2010 at 10:30am —
Added by Jennifer Laherty on October 18, 2010 at 9:32am —
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 —
Welcome to the DOAJ blog!…
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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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Michael Wood on October 17, 2010 at 9:29am —
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 —
Welcome to the DOAJ blog!
During Open Access week the DOAJ team members are about to make a first…
Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 15, 2010 at 9:43am —
University of Southampton/EPrints is launching a week-long Open Access Mandate Adoption Challenge for OA Week.
On October 18,… Continue
Added by Stevan Harnad on October 15, 2010 at 8:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Pablo de Castro on October 15, 2010 at 8:00am —
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… Continue
Added by Merle Ruff on October 15, 2010 at 7:49am —
Present for each researcher who deposits to our IR in OA week ;-)
Added by Masako SUZUKI on October 14, 2010 at 9:30pm —
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 …
Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 14, 2010 at 12:30am —
Express your affiliation with the open access movement by adding a button on your Facebook profile:
Added by Julio Santillán Aldana on October 13, 2010 at 8:08pm —
Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2010 at 4:35pm —
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 —
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).
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 —