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The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…

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Posted by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm

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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Posted by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…

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Posted by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am

Take Action with the new Open Access Button

What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!

The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.

Find and request articles and…

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Posted by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am

Introducing oaDOI: resolve a DOI straight to OA

Most papers that are free-to-read are available thanks to “green OA” copies posted in institutional or subject repositories.  The fact these copies are available for free is fantastic because anyone can read the research, but it does present a major challenge: given the DOI of a paper, how can we find the open version, given there are so many different…

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Posted by The Impactstory team on October 28, 2016 at 7:30am

Prioritizing Open Science in the Next Administration

During the last eight years, the Obama Administration has embodied this year’s theme of “Open in Action.” The president and his team came into office with a strong public commitment to open government, and have demonstrated a commitment to open science as part of that agenda. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, is working to ensure that open science…

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Posted by Katherine Garcia on October 27, 2016 at 10:00am

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Jornada Virtual de Acceso Abierto Argentina 2017 #JVAAA2017 at Argentina

October 26, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
Del 23 al 29 de octubre del 2017 se celebrará la 10º Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto (International Open Access Week). La Open Access Week es una iniciativa y una celebración anual global que busca concientizar, así como difundir y compartir acciones y experiencias, que contribuyan a la promoción y adopción de los principios y prácticas del movimiento internacional por un acceso abierto.El jueves 26…See More
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Open Access is the New Black. Journal Transition from Subscription Model to Open Access at Germany

October 25, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
2017 OPEN ACCESS WEEK: De Gruyter Webinar on:OPEN ACCESS IS THE NEW BLACK. JOURNAL TRANSITION FROM SUBSCRIPTION MODEL TO OPEN ACCESS25. OCTOBER, 13.00 CETOVERVIEW: Serial crisis, sky-rocketing subscription prices as well as more and more widespread and powerful OA mandates have pushed many publishers to rethink the finance of publishing the journals. Considering a switch calls out numerous challenges but it is a path more and more travelled – and importantly so an economically - sustainable and…See More
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IV Jornada de Acceso Abierto en la UEX: Digitalizar para dar a conocer at spain

October 25, 2017 from 11am to 2pm
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Open access and pizza at Germany

October 25, 2017 from 11:30am to 1pm
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Explore The World of Open Access at Qatar

October 24, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Are you a researcher, a librarian, a scholar, an academic staff member, a senior student or just interested in research for personal or career reasons? If the answer is yes, then this invitation is for you.To celebrate Open Access Week 2017, Qatar National Library (QNL) together with HBKU Press cordially invite you to attend two hand-on workshops aimed at enabling researchers to take advantage of the benefits of Open Access (OA).The first workshop, Discovering the World of Open Access, will…See More
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Open Access Week @ NWU Libraries at South Africa

October 23, 2017 at 6pm to October 27, 2017 at 7pm
OA journals has become a recognised part of the scholarly communication landscape. Learning about OA will help you make informed choices about where to publish your work. The Library will be hosting a session at our campus in Potchefstroom: "Publishing with Predatory Journals dents your credibility to take an informed discussion on where to publish".  Copyright and Open Access will also be handled during the launch of OA Week at our campus in Mahikeng.See More
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The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality control of papers with…See More
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The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality control of papers with…See More
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The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 (Open Access Summit 2017) "Preprint and Open Access" at Japan

October 30, 2017 from 11am to 4:45pm
There are two major ways authors can provide open access (OA) to their work. One is to publish it and then self-archive it in a repository where it can be accessed for free (‘green’ OA). The other is to publish from publishers based on article processing charges (APC) authors pay (‘gold’ OA).The pioneering work by arXiv enables authors to submit and distribute papers before the publication in peer-reviewed journals. It has been regarded as one of repositories, which we call ‘preprint archive’,…See More
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Acceso abierto para: difundir y compartir conocimiento at El Salvador

October 25, 2017 from 9am to 11am
Se realizarán las siguientes actividades:Ponencia ¿Qué es el acceso abierto?Repositorios y acceso abiertoPresentación de repositorio institucionalSee More
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Jornada Virtual de Acceso Abierto Argentina 2017 at Argentina

October 26, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
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