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Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) influencing the direction of open science in SA

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) represents South Africa in the international community of science academies, and part of its mission is to proactively and reactively embark on a programme of systematic studies of evidence-based issues of national importance. As a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in…

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Added by Subhashish Panigrahi on October 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

What's your #OAscore?

We’re all obsessed with self-measurement. 

We measure how much we’re Liked online. We measure how many steps we take in a day. And as academics, we measure our success using publication counts, h-indices, and even Impact Factors.

But we’re missing something.

As academics, our fundamental job…

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Added by The Impactstory team on October 24, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…

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Added by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.

 The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.

That was…

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Added by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

SPARC Africa: capacitating Africa towards access to Open Scholarship

In response to the portentous need of access to scholarly content by the African research community, an additional SPARC Chapter, SPARC Africa, has been established and was launched at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Academic and  Research Libraries (ARL) Satellite meeting on the 14th August 2015.  The Chapter’s primary focus will be to capacitate Africans in academic and research sectors to champion…

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Added by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

SPARC & Wikipedia Library Announce the Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon

In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. 

Wikipedia is the first source that many consult about…

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Added by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Getting Design Students Involved For An Invigorated Open Access Week

At the University of Alberta Libraries, we’ve begun what we hope will become a tradition. For the past two years, we’ve included students in the University’s Department of Art & Design in our Open Access (OA) Week efforts. Students have created two important parts of OA…

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Added by Sarah Polkinghorne on August 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Week: Beyond the Choir, or, How to get Researchers Involved

The highlight of the year for OA advocates is surely International Open Access Week; a central focal point when the worldwide community unites to celebrate achievements, to plan for the future and to extol the virtues of open access to new audiences. As a researcher heavily invested in open dissemination of research work, I always find it an important and interesting time.…

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Added by Martin Paul Eve on August 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Welcome to the updated Open Access Week website!

We’ve updated and simplified the Open Access Week website, which we hope will make it more useful and easier to navigate.  The homepage is the focal point of the revisions, and the new Featured Posts section will highlight curated content and resources to help plan and promote your Open Access Week activities.

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

OpenCon 2015 Applications are Open!

Applications to attend OpenCon 2015 on November 14-16 in Brussels, Belgium are now open! The application is available on the OpenCon website at opencon2015.org/attend and includes the opportunity to apply for a travel scholarship to cover the cost of travel and accommodations. Applications will close on June 22nd at 11:59pm PDT.

 

OpenCon seeks to bring together the most capable, motivated students and early career…

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 1, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Theme of 2015 International Open Access Week to be “Open for Collaboration”

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) today announced that the theme for this year’s 8th International Open Access Week will be “Open for Collaboration.” 

The theme highlights the ways in which collaboration both inspires and advances the Open Access movement—from the partnerships behind launching initiatives such as PLOS and ImpactStory, to the working relationships the community has established with policymakers that have delivered Open Access…

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Added by Nick Shockey on March 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Interview with Stevan Harnad on Open Access achievements and outbacks (on the occasion of the OA Week)

On the occasion of the OA Week 2012 I had an interview with Stevan Harnad on

Open Access 2012: achievements, further steps and obstacles.

http://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/europa-medicophysica/article.php?cod=R33Y2012N03A0535

Added by Elena Giglia on October 23, 2012 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Participation of the University of Porto in the 5th edition of the International Open Access Week

Since last week that U.Porto has spread the news about the International Open Access Week within its academic and scientific community and about the activities that started yesterday with the creation of a specific area at the Information System of the university, dedicated to open access events that occur during these days - https://sigarra.up.pt/reitoria/pt/web_base.gera_pagina?p_pagina=1012466.

Added by Teresa Sousa on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Welcome to the first day of Open Access Week 2012!

There are lots of great events being posted here-- please see what is going on your area.



Today also marks the World Bank and SPARC kickoff event. This live-streamed event is a great place to start if you are having problems coming up with things to do. This event will be recorded, and features a Q&A portal and live blog for…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2011 Dates announced

Open Access Week 2011 will take place all over the world between October 24 and 30. In future, Open Access Week will be the last *full* week of October:

2011: Oct 24 - 30

2012: Oct 22 - 28

2013: Oct 21 - 27

2014: Oct 20 - 26

2015: Oct 19 - 25

Details on the program for 2011 will be announced in the New Year.

 

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Jennifer McLennan

Program Director, Open Access Week

Director…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on December 17, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Open Access Directory opens for Open Access Week event details

(Posting on behalf of Peter and Robin)



The Open Access Directory (OAD) is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as a comprehensive source of information about events celebrating Open Access Week (OAW). This year's OAW is coming fast -- October 18-24, 2010.



Because OAD is a wiki, event organizers can enter their details directly. If you're planning an OAW event, please describe it on the wiki and help us spread the word about your event. …

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

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