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UNL's OA Week Plans

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University Libraries, the Association for Students at the University of Nebraska (ASUN - student government), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are co-hosting this year's open access week events. We're getting the word out about open access and it's impact on students. Included in our plans is a panel discussion entitled "Open Access: What You Should Know" and a student competition. Students can e-mail their professors (CCing a special… Continue

Added by Laura Lynch on October 11, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

OAPEN Library launched successfully

Press release - October 11, 2010

Successful launch of the OAPEN Library at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010…



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Added by OAPEN on October 11, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Open Access Blog Posts for Prizes!!! Science 3.0 Blogging Contest

Science 3.0 is a rapidly growing online community of scientists and people with wide ranging interests. Discussing science with the current and future tools and concepts of information is a great endeavor we are all happy to take part in! In order to increase this emulation, we decided to launch the 'Science 3.0 Blogging Contest'.…

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Added by Science3point0.com on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) Open Access Seminar

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) will be hosting a seminar on Open Access on the 20th of October 2010. Organizations all over are invited to broadcast the online seminar locally. Please register at http://oa.sun.ac.za/register.htm. Once your registration has been confirmed, we will forward you the instructions on how to follow the presentation in real time - all in the spirit of open access and sharing! The theme for this seminar…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 8, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

Pledge your support to Open Access and WIN @ the University of Pretoria!

Is Open Access to research information important to you?

Tell us why in a sentence or two and add a photograph of yourself:

http://www.library.up.ac.za/openup/competition.htm



You can stand a chance of winning one of our 4GB @mire USB flash drives. The winners and other interesting entries will be publicised during Open Access Week.



Eligibility: UP staff members including researchers, undergraduate… Continue

Added by Elsabe Olivier on October 7, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Some OA Week events around State University of New York (USA)

Some Goings On Around SUNY (State University of New York)



The October 2010 issue of "SUNYergy, SUNY Libraries Working Together" puts the focus on Open Access Week, on events at some SUNY institutions as well as on related OA topics and developments.



http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/sunyergy/default47.htm



Featured are events… Continue

Added by John Schumacher on October 7, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

OER workshop was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

DREAM IT project (Development Research to Empower All Mongolians through Information and Communications Technology), supported by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada organized a full-day workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) on September 22, 2010 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The workshop was conducted by internationally recognized educationalists - Prof. G.Dhanarajan, Hon. Director of Institute for Research and Innovation, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and… Continue

Added by Batbold on October 5, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Open Scholarship Opens Minds

George Mason University in Virginia, USA, is hosting an OA panel on October 20, 2010. The keynote speaker for the event will be Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, who will talk about OA policies in higher education, faculty publishing choices, open courseware, and access to digitized library collections, among other things. Subsequently, four distinguished Mason faculty will share their experiences with OA publishing. Donald Seto (bioinformatics),… Continue

Added by Claudia Holland on October 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Portuguese promotional materials

We have some promotional materials available in Portuguese. You can access in http://www.acessolivre.pt/semana/?page_id=179.

Under the RCAAP iniciative (
Portugal Open Access Science Repository)… Continue

Added by Pedro Príncipe on October 4, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

University of Massachusetts Amherst are having a series of OA events

UMass Amherst Libraries have been highly involved in Open Access Movement and participated OA Week in last two years. This year, UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of events relevant to open access journal, open conference proceedings, open educational resources, open data, copyright and author rights. Please visit the event site on ScholarWorks, a digital repository of UMass Amherst, http://scholarworks.umass.edu/oa/

Added by Yuan Li on October 4, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event -- Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote

For immediate release

October 4, 2010



For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan, SPARC

(202) 296-2296

jennifer [at] arl [ dot] org



Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event

Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote



Washington, DC – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 4, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Open Access Week activities in Mali.

Access to information is a capital issue for all scientific fields especially for health system. REIMICOM/KENEYA-BLOWN and the library of the faculty of medicine of the University of Bamako are

organizing some activities to celebrate the open access week for the first time

in Mali.…



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Added by Lassina DIALLO on October 4, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

藉由開放近用,文獻得以共享 討論 使用 經過同儕評閱得到品質的認定 對於研究者和使用者 這都是一項值得推廣的活動和努力的方向

藉由開放近用,文獻得以共享 討論 使用
經過同儕評閱得到品質的認定
對於研究者和使用者
這都是一項值得推廣的活動和努力的方向 Continue

Added by Tina,Tshi on October 4, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

How good are your powers of recognition? Try our UKPMC scientist naming quiz for a chance of winning $30

Did you know...that UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) provides UK based (and other) biomedical and health researchers with a new view on journal articles found in PubMed? …



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Added by Paul Davey on October 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Open Access Week @ University of British Columbia

http://oaweek.scholcomm.ubc.ca/

UBC’s own event – Open Access Week @ UBC – showcases a week of…

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Added by Joy Kirchner on October 3, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Open Access Week activities in Cuba

The Institute of Scientific and Technological Information (IDICT, Spanish acronym), the Cuban Society of Information Sciences (SOCICT), the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC), the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), the National Center for Medical Sciences Information (INFOMED) and the… Continue

Added by Ricardo Casate Fernández on October 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Videos with Duke scholars about the benefits of open access

I just posted a handful of videos with scholars at Duke talking about open access and how it benefits both them personally as well as the broader community.



Two of these videos were produced by the Duke Law School for OA Week in 2009, and two of them are new for this year. The… Continue

Added by Paolo Mangiafico on September 29, 2010 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

This is what we need! Great researcher video

Great work in the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

OA Week Activities at USU

In our second year of participating in OA Week, Utah State University has the following activities planned for our table in the Library foyer: posters highlighting national and local stories on open access, Sparc literature, some freebies, treats, a t-shirt drawing, teaser information about Sparky Awards coming spring 2011, and of course the table will be staffed by members of the University Copyright Committee and the Library's fearless Reference Liasons.



We are aiming to spread the… Continue

Added by Heather Leary on September 27, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Twitter hashtag

Hi all,

Let's use #OAW2010 as the Twitter hashtag for Open Access Week 2010.

All the best,

Jennifer

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

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