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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 Fatima Rahiman on July 14, 2010 at 9:26am
Hi All
At the outset a huge apology for my lack of response.Have been out of commission so to speak for the past few days so haven't had anytime to really apply myself to this task of facilitating the discussion. That said though I must confess that it was actually my colleague Derek Moore who alerted me to Open access week and I subsequently per chance happened upon this site in my attempt to garner more knowledge. Given the euphoria around the World Cup and with South Africa in the limelight thought it fitting that we have a presence here too ;-)hence the immediate creation of the group upon my visit here no real kudu's to me.Derek's the driving force:-)

Thus it will be Derek who will leading the charge ;) and I will abdicate the role of group facilitator and humble submit to update the logo asap.

Anyway looking forward to lots of sharing and learning.
Happy posting everyone and over to Derek:-)
Comment by Allison Fullard on July 14, 2010 at 3:12am
Met Derek (and Tessa) from Wits at lunchtime yesterday. Good to share our experiences and perspectives. He suggested that I send the group a poster I designed back in 2007 which promotes benefits of OA. The attached jpg can be stretched to A2 or A1 - if you've got budget for printing.. Not sure whether the upload has worked. OAFinal.jpg We also figured that collectively we could come up with more resources for sharing amongst the group.
Comment by Susan Murray on July 13, 2010 at 10:58am
Sorry - it's the Open Access Scholarly Publishers' Association.
Comment by Allison Fullard on July 13, 2010 at 10:52am
Hi Susan. What does OASPA stand for? Is there a link to the programme?
Comment by Susan Murray on July 13, 2010 at 10:03am
Correction to my last post: OASPA is in August. I'll also be in Sweden for an Open Access discussion in October. Again... input welcome as below. Thanks!
Comment by Susan Murray on July 13, 2010 at 8:37am
I'll be giving a talk about OA in Africa at the OASPA conference in October. If anyone here has useful insights about how OA is different in Africa/developing countries compared with developed countries, I'd appreciate any input!
Comment by Ina Smith on July 12, 2010 at 7:27am
Please also encourage your colleagues to join this group .... I have already posted an invite via the irtalk mailing list. The more the better!
Comment by Allison Fullard on July 12, 2010 at 4:25am
See you for lunch then! Call me after meeting the eLearning team.
Comment by Derek Moore on July 12, 2010 at 4:03am
If you are available on Tuesday afternoon, we might be able to pop in. Particularly interested in seeing what Western Cape Higher Ed institutions are doing regarding elearning.
Comment by Allison Fullard on July 12, 2010 at 3:44am
Thanks for starting the group Fatima. It's great to find others who are looking to use OA week to make some impact on campus. At UWC, we'll be officially launching the Research Repository (currently in pilot phase).

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