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Tell the White House taxpayers should have access to the results of the research we fund - Act by Jan. 2

The opportunity

As part of the process of fulfilling Section 103 of the 2010 America COMPETES Act, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for broad public access and long-term stewardship to peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. The RFI poses eight multi-part…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on November 23, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Registration is now open: November 15 Open Access Week review

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by November 14 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=100.

Please join SPARC November 15 for a review of Open Access Week 2011. Participants worldwide will come together for an online discussion to share successes, challenges, and great ideas taken from this year's celebration.…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on November 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Save the date: Open Access Week 2011 wrap up

On November 15, at 1:00pm Eastern, SPARC will host another online discussion through the openaccessweek.org network, to gather participants and talk through this year’s milestones, experiences, and goals for 2012. Please save the date and watch for more post-OA week news from SPARC, the official organizer, later this week.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Open Access Week 2011 wrap up

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 31, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Thanks to Donna for moderating members and blog posts

Folks,

I'd like to offer special thanks to Donna Okubo from the Public Library of Science who has been monitoring this site continually for new members and new content, and releasing both from the moderation queue. We unfortunately still need to guard both from spam and spammers and it's a big job to keep an eye on all of the amazing activity on this site. Donna, THANK YOU for keeping the OA Week site alive…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 26, 2011 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Open Access Week 2011 opens October 24

 Fifth annual event draws broad global participation, highlights deep community commitment to Open Access

Washington, DC – Open Access Week, the annual event celebrating the global movement towards Open Access (OA) to research and scholarship, kicks off for the fifth time on Monday, October 24.  Coordinated by SPARC and organized by more than 2,000 advocates in countries around the world, the event provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Open…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Over 2,000 members belong to the OAW network!

Make sure and post your events, videos, photos, and ideas for 2011!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Webcast invitation: Open Access Week Idea Swap

Open Access Week Idea Swap

Another free SPARC online event

Monday, October 3, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 29 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=90

 

In 2010, Open Access Week (OAW) was the largest and most successful yet. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, last…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are you participating in OAWeek 2011, or just gathering information?

Members of the Open Access Week network may be planning to participate in 2011 OR just gathering information. Please update your profile now so we can give the world a good idea of how many are involved this year.

 

To update your profile:…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 14, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Open Access Week sponsorships now available!

In response to overwhelming demand, SPARC is now welcoming sponsors to the 2011 Open Access Week. Your financial contributions will help make this year's event a huge hit -- and it's a great chance to highlight your company or organization's work for a worldwide audience. Take a look at the benefits here: http://openaccessweek.org/pages/sponsorship

We'll look forward to hearing from you!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on July 20, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Recording now online: The (OA) Week ahead (Feb. 22 Webcast)

At this February 22 event, we hosted a conversation on how to deepen faculty engagement at your institution. Heather Joseph and Jennifer McLennan, representing the Open Access Week organizing coalition (SPARC), presented the theme for OA Week 2011 plus participant feedback from last year and invited your suggestions on how to take the Week to yet another level in 2011.

 

http://sparc-na.blip.tv/file/4864671/

Added by Jennifer McLennan on March 23, 2011 at 11:18am — No Comments

What are your plans for Open Access Week?

eIFL put together a great wish list after last week's Webcast conversation. Take a look. What would you add?

http://www.eifl.net/news/your-wish-list-open-access-week?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Added by Jennifer McLennan on February 28, 2011 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Webcast invitation: The (OA)Week ahead

 The (OA)Week ahead: Getting started on Open Access Week 2011

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by February 21 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?id=68&reset=1.  

 

In 2010, Open Access Week (OAW) was the largest and most successful yet. With just under 900…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on February 10, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Highlights of Open Access Week 2010 @ UBC and beyond

cIRcle, UBC's Digital Repository, has posted videos of OA week presentations at UBC, plus global highlights from OA Week 2010.

Added by Jennifer McLennan on January 24, 2011 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Open Access development in Africa

A presentation by Rania Baleela (Sudan) and Pablo de Castro (Spain). 

"Open Access promotion and dissemination activities in developing countries should now materialise in a growing number of operating repositories with a critical mass of locally-based research contents which may come of use for solving problems that affect the whole society in those countries."

 

http://e-archivo.uc3m.es/bitstream/10016/9712/1/OA_worldmapping_Africa.pdf

Added by Jennifer McLennan on January 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazing view of 2010 participation

With thanks to Benjamin Hettig. Details are in the original post at http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=1092.

Added by Jennifer McLennan on January 21, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2011 Dates announced

Open Access Week 2011 will take place all over the world between October 24 and 30. In future, Open Access Week will be the last *full* week of October:

2011: Oct 24 - 30

2012: Oct 22 - 28

2013: Oct 21 - 27

2014: Oct 20 - 26

2015: Oct 19 - 25

Details on the program for 2011 will be announced in the New Year.

 

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Jennifer McLennan

Program Director, Open Access Week

Director…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on December 17, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

You can help make OAW 2011 even bigger!

Please complete our survey of Open Access Week participants and let us know how we can help you to make the Week an even bigger, more effective event in 2011.
http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1018715-UtUAzvneer
Your input will really inform the plan for next year, so please complete the survey now -- and no later than November 12.

Thank you!!!


Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Conclusion of Open Access Week 2010

A letter from SPARC



The largest, most successful International Open Access Week yet has just come to a close. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, this year’s event was no less than three times larger than it was just a year ago. Hundreds of videos, photos, blog posts, and more were released to promote and highlight the benefits of Open Access to research and take the conversation even more… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

OPEN ACCESS: ALL IN THE FAMILY. Scientists share their personal commitments and connections to Open Access

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 18-24), SPARC is showcasing the stories of two exceptional families who have embraced Open Access as a value and have advanced their own work – though not always without reservations. The personal stories of brothers Jonathan and Michael Eisen (both evolutionary biologists), along with Neil Buckholtz and his son, Josh (neuroscientists), grappling with the pros and cons of Open Access are now profiled on the SPARC Web site.



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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 21, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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