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What does the future of scholarly publishing hold?

“Dynamic” is the word that comes to mind when we think about the scholarly publishing scenario today. Everything seems to be about transformation or reformation. Old systems are being questioned and new systems are being proposed with the promise of revolutionizing academic publishing. Given this situation, how progressive is academia and how has it responded to the call for movements such as open access and altmetrics? Also, where will these tides of change lead…


Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 20, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

(Video Interview) Open access: Perspectives from Korea and Japan

It's International Open Access Week! It's also the best time to talk to industry experts about anything related to open access.

Here, Clarinda Cerejo, Editor-in-Chief of Editage Insights, is in conversation with Mikiko Tanifuji, Open Access Publisher, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, and Dr. Seo JeongWook, Professor of Pathology at Seoul National University, Korea.…


Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 20, 2015 at 6:58am — 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.…


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

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…


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

Cómo buscar información científica en bases de datos de Acceso Abierto

Imparte: Lic. Ivonne Lujano Vilchis

Fecha: miércoles 21 de octubre

Lugar: Centro de Información del Instituto Tecnológico de Toluca (edificio B).

Horario: 11:00-13:00

Sin costo, inscripciones en el Centro de Información. Cupo limitado.

Added by Ivonne Lujano on October 19, 2015 at 11:05am — 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…


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

Telling Open Access Stories

The Open Access Week global event provides an opportunity for the academic and research community to showcase the benefits of Open Access, and to share what they’ve learned as a way of inspiring increased participation in providing Open Access to…


Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 19, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

What academicians think of open access publication

Wouldn’t it be interesting to know what the academic world thinks of open access (OA) publishing and related topics, such as peer review, licensing, re-use, and metrics?

Taylor & Francis and its parent company, Informa, conducted a broad survey among academicians to know exactly what they think about open access publication. Since it may be time-consuming and difficult to examine the extensive results, we thought we'd highlight some…


Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 19, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

The battle for open access is far from over

Today marks the beginning of the 8th Open Access (OA) week, a global event to highlight all things open access.

It also marks three years since the Australasian Open Access Support Group (…


Added by Australasian OA Support Group on October 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Join Scholastica in Sharing OA Advocate Stories! - #MyOAStory

To celebrate OA Week 2015, Scholastica will be running a special blog series…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Innovation in Open Access Archives from Alexander Street

To mark Open Access Week 2015, we at Alexander Street would like to present our new hybrid Open Access archive database concept!

The following is an adapted excerpt from an essay originally published by David Parker, Senior Vice President of Alexander Street.…


Added by Jenna Makowski on October 16, 2015 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland has granted its patronage to the Polish celebration of the Open Access Week

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland has granted its patronage to the Polish celebration of the Open Access Week. Throughout the whole Open Access Week, various institutions and organisations will organise many events online (webinars) and offline (training sessions, presentations, seminars) promoting openness in science and also a lot of educational materials like films, video clips, etc. will be created…


Added by Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak on October 16, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments


Open Access for All (OA4A) Project phase Two

Dear friends from 19-25 October each year there is Open Access Week where various activities are been done to explore various opportunities and resources through Open Access links and Organizations.

This year Tanzania Rural Health Movement will conduct Open Access exhibition at Magu District Hospital where health workers will be involved and they will get to…


Added by MARKO HINGI on October 16, 2015 at 6:48am — 1 Comment


Diversas actividades se están organizando para conmemorar la Semana  Internacional de Acceso Abierto.

Diverse activities are being organized to commemorate the International Open Access Week.



Added by Luisa Vigo-Cepeda on October 5, 2015 at 11:35pm — 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…


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

Open Access: a facilitator of knowledge generation

Open Access: a facilitator of knowledge generation

Open Access creates space for those who want to share knowledge to publish and provides access to the shared knowledge by those who need to use knowledge.

Open Access Week provides an opportunity for librarians to know what they stand for and do. It is also an opportunity to create awareness for faculty to publish research articles in Open Access Resources and for students and faculty to access the Open Access Resources.



Added by Dinah Koteikor Baidoo on August 10, 2015 at 9:30am — 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…


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.…


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

Open Access Week 2015 - Wikipedia EditAtone

To observe the global Open Access Week- 2015, Wikipedia Bengali community is going to arrange a Wikipedia Online Edit Atone likewise most of the other Wikipedia communities around the globe. This online edit atone will go through October 19 to 25. 
On this day, Wikipedia community members can attend the online occasion from any part of world through a wiki user…

Added by Mohammed Soroar Alam on July 29, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

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