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" Raising Your Profile through Open Scholarship:Dispelling the Myths about Open Acess".

Wits hosting a Seminar today " Raising Your Profile through Open Scholarship:Dispelling the Myths about Open Acess".
Speakers include:
 Mr.Igor Lesko from the OpenCourseware Consortium "Facets of Academic Openness"
Prof.Jonathen Klaaren: School of Law "Positive Concepts of Open Access"
Prof.Marcus Byrne: School of Animal,Plant & Enviromental Sciences."the Anatomy of a TED talk-Sharing Research on a very OPen Access Platform"

Added by Fatima Rahiman on November 13, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments

Open Access from the National Coordinating Centre of Clinical Trials-CUBA

The international open-access week was held in Cuba with multiple activities that will be outlined in this website. These included distribution of promotional materials, conferences, meetings with authors in different venues of the national health system. One of the activities with the greatest impact was the lectures given to the network of librarians in INFOMED, which was transmitted through Elluminate for the whole country, with the presence of authors with publications in international…

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Added by Ania Torres Pombert on November 1, 2013 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Open Access from the National Coordinating Centre of Clinical Trials-CUBA

The international open-access week was held in Cuba with multiple activities that will be outlined in this website. These included distribution of promotional materials, conferences, meetings with authors in different venues of the national health system. One of the activities with the greatest impact was the lectures given to the network of librarians in INFOMED, which was transmitted through Elluminate for the whole country, with the presence of authors with publications in international…

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Added by Ania Torres Pombert on November 1, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Experience the wide Open

Open is rapidly becoming a catchword and as is true of most catchwords and phrases, the more they're used the more misunderstood, missused and ignored the words become. Open and transparent have used, together and separately,  To learn the meaning of open access by visiting the Open Access Week site.

Added by Tanja Michelle Cupples Meece on October 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Mandate Open Access (OA) Says L.J.Haravu of Open Source ILMS-NewGenLib Fame

As a part of Open Access Week-2013 was organized the special lecture by Mysore Librarians and Information Scientists Association (MyLISA). Mr. L.J. Haravu, UNESCO Expert on implementation of technology base library services in South East Asia and Arab Countries, gave a…

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Added by Vasanth on October 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tshwane University of Technology launches its institutional repository

The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) celebrated Open Access Week by launching its Institutional Repository. The name for the repository is Tshwane University of Technology Digital Open Repository (TUTDOR). The launch event kicked off with opening remarks from the TUT Vice Chancellor and Principal Professor Nthabiseng Ogude, followed by the keynote address by the DVC Research and Innovation, Prof Lulama Makhubela. Other speakers included Prof Pierre de Villiers, Managing Director: AOSIS…

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Added by Mahlangu April on October 29, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

The University Librarian

Added by Lupane State University on October 29, 2013 at 5:02am — No Comments

This was OA-Week 2013 at Univ. of Vienna

International Open Access Week 2013 ist over – thanks to all researchers and students, who contacted us in the aula of the main building of the University of Vienna! But we are also here for all university members during the rest of the year, don't hesitate to contact us!…

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Added by Guido Blechl on October 28, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

IFPRI reaffirms commitment to open access research

To mark Open Access Week 2013, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating access to food policy research through its open repositories of publications and data.

Read more in this blog post.

Added by Tezira Lore on October 26, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments

Artexte launches Publisher's Toolkit for Open Access Week 2013

Artexte is a non-profit arts organization. Our mandate is to document contemporary art from 1965 to the present with special emphasis on Canadian art. We also facilitate research in this area by offering reference services, by making our collection accessible to the public, and by developing rigorous information resources.

In February 2013 Artexte launched e-artexte, an Open Access repository for visual arts publications. Publishers…

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Added by Corina MacDonald on October 25, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Five Flavors of Open Access from DuraSpace: RICH MEDIA OPEN ACCESS

Winchester, MA  We live in a cyber landscape of moving digital images and sounds. Through the Internet discovery and access to almost anything we can imagine through multiple devices is instant. Favorite films and television shows, obscure recordings, field research materials, historic…
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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 25, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Practical Advice for Perplexed Elsevier Authors

For those Elsevier authors who wish to provide OA rather than continuing to agonize over what Elsevier might intend or mean:

Believe Elsevier when they state officially that "Elsevier believes that individual authors should be able to distribute their AAMs for their personal voluntary needs and interests, e.g. posting to their…

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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Five Flavors of Open Access from DuraSpace: RESEARCH DATA

Winchester, MA  Advancing knowledge in all fields of research now requires curation, collection, management, access and long-term preservation of digital data sets. Providing permanent open access to the results of publicly funded research is a challenge for many institutions faced with with…
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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 24, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Another Successful Open Access Week in Woods Hole

The MBLWHOI Library held our 8th year of open access events today, having invited all Woods Hole scientific community members to a networking open access coffee and cider break. Staff representing the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the National Marine Fisheries Service in Woods Hole attended the brief event, where about 80 printouts of articles published by Woods Hole authors were on display and informal discussions about open…

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Added by Matthew Person on October 24, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

University of Zimbabwe Library Open Access Reloaded: Creating a Better Understanding

2013 International Open Access Week Celebrations at University of Zimbabwe are geared towards demystifying myths/fears/concerns attached to Open Access,  and  increasing wider awareness, appreciation  and use of OA Resources. The UZ Library  has a Mobile OA Exhibition Tent  circulating around the campus, in-order to avail an opportunity for the University Community, a platform to enlighten their understanding of OA. UZ Library is also exhibiting posters of academics  with  Top Ten Most…

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Added by darlington on October 24, 2013 at 11:39am — No Comments

Open Access Week Kicks Off at the Harare Institute of Technology

The Open Access Mobile Vendor starts in earnest at HIT.

Activities commenced with the posting of OA posters throughout the campus and preparing the Mobile BikeDecorated%20Bike%203.jpg

Library Staff comprising Mr Nhakura and Mr Mambume take to the HIT streets to explain the OA as a pragmatic mode of…

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Added by Jasper Lee Maenzanise on October 24, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

World Development Information Day: Making Development Information Available to All

In 1972 The United Nations General Assembly established October 24 as World Development Information Day “to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them”.  Today, one could argue that Development Information is widespread; there is plenty of awareness about the plight of less developed countries, and a good deal of international cooperation to address them.  Now…

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Added by Piers Bocock on October 24, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

Adhesión de la Universidad de Oviedo al Tratado de Berlín y apoyo al Acceso Abierto

Mañana día 25 de octubre a las 9 de mañana, tendrá lugar un acto de adhesión de la Universidad de Oviedo a la Declaración de Berlín. La adhesión será firmada por el Rector de la Universidad, Sr. Don Vicente Gotor Santamaría y asistirá al acto de adhesión el Presidente de la Sociedad Max Planck, Mr. Peter Gruss, cuyo apoyo al Acceso Abierto queda de manifiesto en su reciente publicación Open Access ist nicht zu…

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Added by Ma. Luisa Alvarez-de-Toledo on October 24, 2013 at 5:39am — No Comments

BUSE Library open access week celebrations

Added by Josiline on October 24, 2013 at 3:59am — No Comments

Bindura University of Science Education Library - Open Access Week 2013

Added by Josiline on October 24, 2013 at 3:49am — No Comments

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