I work for the "Kallipos" project, which is an open access repository with e-textbooks mainly in Greek. Due to the publishing costs, we think that open access e-textbooks is the way to go, especially for Greece! Even though in the beginning it was difficult to convince faculty members to convert their textbooks to e-textbooks, slowly they seem to embrace it and want to create more of the content that they teach into e-textbook! We only hope to get additional funding! Let me know if you…Continue
Added by Christina Anastasopoulou on October 6, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments
Open Access Week is getting celebrated all over the world from 25 October to 29 October 2016 Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Over the past decade, Open Access has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public as well as librarians.
This Year AISSMS College of Engineering Library is planning open access…Continue
Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments
Two years after the launch of the first open access repository in Malta, some thoughts and observations on the evolution of this project can be made. Unfortunately, disseminating information and speaking at local conferences was not enough to persuade academics to upload material. In consequence, the University started working on an OA policy to mandate submissions onto the repository.**
In September 2014, the University of Malta (UM) launched its…Continue
Added by Ryan Scicluna on September 22, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) ( https://doaj.org/) launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden is a centrally, publicly and internationally available community-curated database containing information on high quality open access journal titles across all disciplines, maintained by a team of professionals. It aims to become…Continue
Added by Vrushali Dandawate on September 2, 2016 at 1:32am — No Comments
International Conference on Open Access ICOA 2016
« Open Access to scientific publications: Between use and preservation of the digital memory»
Tunisia, from 1st to 3 December 2016
You are kindly invited to the 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPEN ACCESS (ICOA) 2016 which is co-organized by the Higher Institute of Documentation (ISD) and The National University Center for Scientific and Technical…
Added by Bessem Amira on March 12, 2016 at 3:34pm — No Comments
For Open Access Week 2015, Ursula C. Schwerin Library (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) is highlighting our college's own open access journal, NANO: New American Notes Online. Why did NANO's editor and founder, Sean Scanlan, opt to make his journal open access?
Who are we? City Tech is…Continue
Added by Monica Berger on October 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
It is Open Access Week on October 19 - 25, 2015 and LSHTM is taking part with a number of activities across the School.
Kicking off events on Monday, John Murtagh, Manager of LSHTM Research Online will give a briefing on how researchers can make their work Open Access without having to pay for it via the Gold Open Access route. Over 90% of journals allow a final draft version of the paper to be self-archived in a research…Continue
Added by John Murtagh on October 20, 2015 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 20, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jayashree Rajagopalan on October 19, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments
It also marks three years since the Australasian Open Access Support Group (…Continue
Added by Australasian OA Support Group on October 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lidia Stępińska-Ustasiak on October 16, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Martin Paul Eve on August 5, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ross Coleman on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Want to know more about the steps needed to launch and operate an open access (OA) journal?
As part of OA Week 2014, the Scholastica team hosted a recorded panel discussion entitled- Inside the…Continue
Added by Danielle Padula on October 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Agro-Know is a company that captures, organizes and adds value to the rich information available in agricultural and biodiversity sciences, in order to make it universally accessible, useful and meaningful. It is an active contributor in European and international standardization initiatives in relation to the agricultural data representation and storage, with involvement in fora such as the …Continue
Added by Vassilis Protonotarios on October 24, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
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by Joshua Holm
The ever rising cost of academic journals is a major burden for researchers. Academic libraries cannot always keep up with increases in subscription fees causing libraries to drop journals from their collection. This makes it harder for students and professors to quickly and easily access the information they need. Inter-library loan…
Added by Jen Wike Huger on October 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Join us in a Google Hangout on Wednesday 22nd October (4pm UTC; 11an EDT and 8a, PDT) to discuss these issues: …Continue
Added by Melissa Harrison on October 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Paperity. Keep on top of recent discoveries and never hit a paywall
Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of peer-reviewed Open Access journals and papers that aims to connect authors with readers.…Continue
Added by Natalia Norori on October 8, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments
SPARC Japan hosts a seminar on 21 October 2014 (1:30-5 p.m. Japan time) titled "Science for Generation Open".
The third SPARC Japan Seminar of 2014, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Generation Open”, will focus on the various activities being taken by “Generation Open” in Japan. “Generation Open”, describes early-career researchers and future…Continue
Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 6, 2014 at 4:45am — No Comments