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Opening Up the Coffers of Foundation Knowledge

Foundations have a lot of reasons to share knowledge. They produce knowledge themselves. They hire others to research and author works that help with internal strategy development and evaluation of internal strategies, programs, and projects. And they make grants that assist others in…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

These Nonprofits Make Research Openly Available. Here’s Why!

The nonprofit sector has a long history of partnering with researchers and academic institutions to uncover evidence about social issues through research and reporting. In addition, evaluators measure the success of the sector’s programs and initiatives and record outcomes and lessons learned. All of this thoughtful work is meant to inspire innovation in the social space, informing the sector’s strategies and moving forward with…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 24, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments

IssueLab is Open in Order to…

For the 10th anniversary of International Open Access Week, the event organizers have challenged all of us open access cheerleaders to complete this sentence: “Open in order to….”

No problem! How much time do you have?

I…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

10th Annual International Open Access Week Shines Spotlight on Increasing the Impact of Research & Scholarship

Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power of Open Access to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the 10th annual International Open Access Week taking place from October 23-29, 2017.

This year’s theme of “Open in Order to…” is meant to…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…

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Added by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Commit to Putting Open in Action this Open Access Week!

This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

We’ve created an Open Access Week action portal where you can indicate which key steps you’ll take to support Open Access this October and…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am — 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…

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Added by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm — 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.

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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…

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 1, 2015 at 5:00am — 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…

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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 International Open Access Week Advisory Committee:

Name Affiliation
Osman Aldirdiri Open Access Sudan
Ginny…
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Added by Nick Shockey on March 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

SPARC and the World Bank to co-host kickoff event for 2014 International Open Access Week

Mark your calendars! The SPARC/World Bank kickoff is a great way to start your Open Access Week planning. Watch livestreamed or showcase the recording at your events!



Also make sure you add your livestream events here so others can utilize them in their event planning.

More information soon.

Andrea

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On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00…

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Added by Nick Shockey on July 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Interesting Read: Beyond the Boycott: Q&A with Timothy Gowers

SPARC interview with Tim Gowers. A short blurb below, full article here.

Next steps in the Open Access battle: Shining a light on journal pricing

In a recent blog post, Timothy Gowers discussed the state of Open Access two years after the Cost of Knowledge launched its boycott of Elsevier. The British mathematician and open access champion was initially buoyed by the…

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 9, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments

See Spam on the platform please let me know

Hello All,

As we move forward and you post your week's events on this platform, please let me know if you spot spammers either in your Groups or direct messaging you.

We have a process that attempts to limit spammers coming in as members, but recently they have been stepping up their methods.

We want you all to have a positive Open Access Week experience! 

Best,

Andrea Higginbotham

SPARC

Added by Nick Shockey on June 4, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Open Access Week Planning Webcast Today

You can join the webcast using the following URLhttp://www.visualwebcaster.com/event.asp?id=99435. If you haven't already, please register below so we have an accurate list of participants and can follow up with additional information.

Join us on Monday, May 19th, at 2:30pm EDT (7:30pm BST) for a one-hour webcast to help kickoff your planning for this year's International Open Access…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 19, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair Projects Showcase OA Week ideas

At this week's SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City, MO two Innovation Fair participants presented projects to get more people involved in Open Access Week.

One from Robyn Hall at MacEwan University Library - she created an Open Access Comedy Festival to draw people.

And one from Fred Roscoe…

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Added by Nick Shockey on March 7, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments

SPARC Open Access Meeting Innovation Fair Projects Showcase OA Week ideas

At this week's SPARC Open Access Meeting in Kansas City, MO two Innovation Fair participants presented projects to get more people involved in Open Access Week.

One from Robyn Hall at MacEwan University Library - she created an Open Access Comedy Festival to draw people.

And one from Fred Roscoe…

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Added by Nick Shockey on March 7, 2014 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Watch the SPARC Open Access Meeting LIVE

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Washington, DC – The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is pleased to announce panel topics and to invite participants to register for the Spring event set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri on March 3-4, 2014.

The past year has seen growing momentum on many fronts of the movement towards "open". Advances in the…

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Added by Nick Shockey on March 3, 2014 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

SPARC Webcast January 14th: Open Access Developments in Latin America with Nicholas Cop

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014


12:00 - 1:00PM EDT (use helpful time converter)
 

Registration is free, but required. Please RSVP.

This webcast requires both a phone dial-in and an Internet connection. 

Open…

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Added by Nick Shockey on December 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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