Added by Dominique Babini on November 16, 2013 at 8:53am — No Comments
Join readers in posting comments (over 675 to date) during the open peer review phase of Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, an open access book-in-progress under contract with…Continue
Added by Jack Dougherty on October 22, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments
OpenEI is making a profound impact on the world’s energy transformation by providing data access, generative data use, key knowledge derivation tools, and synthetic datasets that will help inform policy, purchase, build, and business decisions. Our community-based platform is a core competency for the world, the U.S. Department of Energy and its laboratories, providing a high-degree of value for building knowledge and datasets, connecting and structuring data via linked open data standards,…Continue
Added by Debbie Brodt-Giles on October 22, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Added by IEEE on October 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
My article “Open Access: Towards Fairer Access to Research” is up on the Impact of Social Sciences blog.
There I argue that practical and sustainable ways of increasing access to scholarly materials will require a more thorough transformation of the…Continue
Added by Ernesto Priego on October 21, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
Added by IEEE on October 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Greetings, all! I have two big questions for the Open Access community:
1) What type font does Open Access use in its logo? If possible, I'd like to match it in some of the fan art I'm making for the big week.
2) How do you translate the seminal phrase 'Set the default to open' in other languages? I'd like to start with Spanish ('Establecer el valor predeterminado a abierto') but I…Continue
Whether your events are focused on getting faculty and students informed on Open Access Issues or if you want to promote Open Access projects your campus has begun, start planning and posting your events now to get maximum participation! And don't forget to post your events on the Wiki page as well. This is useful because it…Continue
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on August 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
On our August 6, 2013 webcast our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, showed us that Hackathons are not just for the technologists. Open Access Week is now just around the corner (October 21-27) and a Hackathon is a great way to stir interest, involvement, and possibly create finished projects using Open Access content.
Our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, is the founder of the Open Science Federation and co-founder of the American chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation. With…Continue
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on August 20, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Negative results are to be expected in experimental science. Most researchers have lab books and files full of negative data, blurry gel photos and graphs showing no significant differences. When I was still working at the bench, the normal procedure was to shelve this data and keep working until you…Continue
Added by Jo Young on August 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Tools for Open Access Advocacy: Demystifying Hackathons
Another free SPARC online event
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
12:00 - 1:00PM EDT (use helpful time converter)
Registration is free, but required. Please…Continue
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on July 25, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments
SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21st in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state-of-the-art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The event will also be recorded, and be available to the community for use during and after local Open Access…Continue
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on July 24, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
You are warmly invited to SPARC Europe Open Session in conjunction with the Pre-LIBER conference in Munich, Germany, the 25th of June at 2.30pm-5.30pm.
Venue: Hilton Park Hotel Am Tucherpark 7, 80538.
We will discuss how libraries can make open access work now that open access is moving into the mainstream. Can libraries/universities reallocate funds from the big deals to the support of open access publishing? Speakers for this topic are:
Prof. Björn Brembs,…
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on May 28, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments
I am a novice when it comes to open access, so I look forward to learning a lot this week. The question I would like to answer is ... how do I explain 'open access' options to colleagues working in conservation? These friends are academics, journalists and goverment officials. That said, it's been difficult to get these fans of email attachments onto the social web. That said, I believe that sharing and remixing are the future so we might as well get good at…Continue
Added by Ron Mader on October 22, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments
Starting with the Open Access Week 2012, the Romanian information specialists, researchers, funding agencies and interested parties are the beneficiaries of a new portal dedicated to Open Access advocacy: www.acces-deschis.ro (beta version).
Added by Nicolaie Constantinescu on October 22, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on October 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
To celebrate Open Access Week 2012, I would like to share with you my LibGuides as follows:-
Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:
Open Educational Resources:
Added by Denise Nicholson on October 21, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
This year for the Open Access Week, the University of Liege (ULg) and its Library have launched a large campaign for information:
Added by Dominique Chalono on October 19, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments
We are thrilled to announce the publication of "The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto."
The Declaration was developed in the wake of UNT's 3rd Annual Open Access Symposium by a national panel of leaders in research data management. The Declaration emphatically states a vision for openness in research data that bridges the converging interests of diverse stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency,…Continue
Added by Spencer D. C. Keralis on October 18, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments
eLife, the new open-access journal for outstanding scientific advancements, has published its first four research articles.
First announced in summer 2011, eLife is a researcher-led initiative for the best in science and science communication. Backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, the initiative’s first aim is to launch an open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and…Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 15, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments