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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

The Challenges of Inclusion

. Our society has reached a turning point where we must make decisions about values, direction and budgets. We no longer have the luxury of buying all the solutions-and thus never having to answer hard questions. The hard questions are about values- what do we believe in? What kind of future do we want for our children? How do we get there?

Added by Stephen Okeowo on July 11, 2015 at 6:38pm — 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.



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…


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

a small example of OA for third world agriculture

Some years ago the Australian Commonwealth Government ceased funding the University of Sydney led Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Rice Production.  As the CRC was being closed the research reports (published and distributed in print) were to be tossed or pulped. On the initiative of one of the librarians at the University of Sydney all the research reports were scanned and loaded for open access on the…


Added by Ross Coleman on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — 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…


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

2015 Open Access Week Advisory Committee

SPARC would like to thank the following members of the 2015 International Open Access Week Advisory Committee:



Ginny Barbour

Australian Open Access Support Group

Gerald Beasley…


Added by Nick Shockey on March 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cloud Cover: A Favorable Forecast for Open Access in Agriculture

How is the cloud improving open access and open data in agriculture?

There is one important aspect of the cloud that is often overlooked, and in my opinion, will allow open access and open data for agriculture to thrive in achieving the fullest access and availability possible.

Read Cloud…


Added by Michael Marus on February 26, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments


I would like to share a little bit about Paperity and what the website has been up to since its launch. Paperity is a multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access Journals and Papers which was launched in October 2014 and since then it has aggregated more than 2,200 journals and 400,000 multidisciplinary articles. What makes it unique is that it is both an aggregator and multidisciplinary. Through its full-text feature it eases the research process researchers and early career…


Added by Natalia Norori on January 30, 2015 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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