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Open Science Continues to Evolve as Preprint Repositories for Specialized Fields of Scientific Inquiry Multiply

Author: Pablo MarkinPublished Online: 2017-09-25URL: …Continue

Tags: Elsevier, Archive, Open, Science, ESSOAr

Started by Dr. Pablo B. Markin Oct 7, 2017.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

On 2 October 2015, Wits University celebrated OA Week a bit earlier this year due to examination time for students.  Wits held a morning seminar as follows, which included academics and postgraduate…Continue

Tags: Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, the, of, University

Started by Denise Nicholson Oct 5, 2015.

Degrees of openness 1 Reply

I picked up an interesting blog post by Laura Czerniewicz, where she argues that it is useful to think about degrees of…Continue

Started by Derek Moore. Last reply by Maximillian Kaizen Oct 9, 2011.

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Comment by Allison Fullard on September 22, 2010 at 7:49am
Hi to all fellow OA workers
I loaded UWC's Repository launch event to the site. I'm attaching the invitation that's been issued on campus, which outlines the programme. The presentation to early adoptors is an "I support OA" tshirt with IR info on the reverse. The posters are still in preparation but I'll share these once they're done.RepositoryLaunchInvite.pdf

Would like to hear what others are planning
Comment by Mark Christian Ingram on September 9, 2010 at 2:35am
Hello everyone :)
Comment by Elsabe Olivier on September 5, 2010 at 12:49pm
Hi Derek
I love your presentation - it is very creative and thought-provoking!
Comment by Donna Okubo on August 12, 2010 at 7:51pm
Hi Shigeki and Allison,

Thank you both for sharing this piece. This is exactly what we wanted to happen on this site. Sharing!!!!

Shigeki, it would be wonderful if you could also post this on the OA Week general blog site and post it on the downloads page so EVERYONE can use it.

Derek, once you have your final presentation it would be good for you to post on the blog and also post it on the downloads page as well.

Thank you everyone!
Comment by SUGITA Shigeki on August 12, 2010 at 7:38pm
Delighted to hear my poster at Berlin6 meets your notice!
I could provide the script as an actual example, but it's written in Japanese...
Comment by Allison Fullard on August 12, 2010 at 8:49am
Comment by Allison Fullard on August 12, 2010 at 8:48am
A few years back I noticed a poster presentation that was given at some conference. It reported on a theatrical sketch that the Library had prepared and performed at faculty meetings. The aim is to highlight the importance of retaining author rights (ie, not transferring copyright) and to show how authors' choices impact on the scholarly communication cycle. At UWC I'm workshopping the play with faculty librarians to develop a script that we'll perform as part of the Repository launch that week. It's possible that this can be a more entertaining part of what can otherwise become a bit earnest! The poster can be viewed at
Comment by Allison Fullard on August 12, 2010 at 8:29am
Thanks Derek, this is good work: direct, simple and thought-provoking. I like the way you kept the idea of the keys and doors opening throughout. If I was to make one comment it would be to adapt the "social openness" slide. Currently, it's focussed on the effort needed to bring something into the open (ie, not kept hidden). For me, the idea of social openness hinges more on the notion that one wants to share widely (for greater social benefit) and also obtain feedback (for improved quality) and contribute towards global progress. I'll be using part os this (with credits of course!) for our plasma screen that week.
Comment by Derek Moore on August 11, 2010 at 7:52am
Been working on a teaser for Open Access Week - - and I'd appreciate comments, corrections etc. As always, you are welcome to adapt and make changes
Comment by Donna Okubo on July 30, 2010 at 12:56pm
Hello everyone,

I have finally pulled some information about who has been publishing in South Africa from PLoS. If you are interested please send me an email.

Sorry for the delay.

Warm regards,

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