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Workshop WP5: Policy guidelines for open access and data preservation and dissemination workshop — 25 September 2014, Meervart Conference Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The RECODE project invites you to participate in its final, policy recommendations workshop in Amsterdam on the 25 September 2014. RECODE has provided a forum for European stakeholders in the open access ecosystem to work together on common solutions. The project will culminate in a series of over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.

This final workshop is addressed to policy-makers and decision-makers within the following…

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Added by Vasso Kalaitzi on July 10, 2014 at 4:44am — 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 Andrea Higginbotham 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 Andrea Higginbotham 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 Andrea Higginbotham 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 Andrea Higginbotham on May 19, 2014 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

Theme for 2014 International Open Access Week to be "Generation Open"

Washington, DC – The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) announced today that the theme for this year’s International Open Access Week is "Generation Open".  The theme will highlight the importance of students and early career researchers as advocates for change in the short-term, through institutional and governmental policy, and as the future of the Academy upon whom the ultimate success of the Open Access…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Vachana Sanchaya: Bringing access to 11th century Kannada literature

During early 11th century a form of spiritual Kannada language poetry in the Indian state of Karnataka called Vachana sahitya became quite popular. It started flourishing in the 12th century by a religious movement called Lingayatha…

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Added by Subhashish Panigrahi on April 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sharing Science

Open access can take many forms and utilize a variety of new social media tools to share research across disciplines, WeShareScience was developed as a new concept for sharing research in new ways.  By mashing together Pinterest, TedTalks, and YouTube (with a focus on scientific research) we created a unique place for researchers to share what they are doing and learn from others in many other disciplines -- offering an exciting new…

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Added by Ryan Watkins on March 31, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Navigating the Complexities of Open Access

Join us on an exciting  e-discussion  "Navigating the Complexities of Open Access" which will take place over two sessions as follows:

Tuesday 25th March:  facilitated session midday GMT to 14.00 (GMT)

The first session will explore your different experiences of Open Access in different contexts and will be led by facilitators with experience in working on open access issues and our coordinators based in Africa…

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Added by darlington on March 25, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Actual and potential open access to scientific output in a specific country. A case study in Argentina.

This work shows that "There are extremely favourable conditions for Argentina to include a significant share (69%) of its scientific production in Scopus, freely available through OA. This production is published in journals that adhere to some form of OA, in a ratio of 25% for the golden route (“real open access”) and 44% for the green route (“potential access”). In a comparisonof…

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Added by Nancy Gómez on March 24, 2014 at 9:13am — 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 Andrea Higginbotham 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 Andrea Higginbotham 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 Andrea Higginbotham on March 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

CGIAR: Now Officially Open Access

CGIAR – the global research partnership for a food-secure future (www.cgiar.org) – has long been known as a leader in agricultural research for development (AR4D); but not necessarily considered a leader in easy, free, and open access to its research results and data.  But this has changed.  With a process that started in April 2012…

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Added by Piers Bocock on December 6, 2013 at 4:18am — No Comments

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 Andrea Higginbotham on December 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Altmetrics panel discussion at University of Kentucky Libraries

The University of Kentucky Libraries celebrated Open Access Week 2013 with a panel discussion (#Altmetrics: Demystifying the Link between Research Impact and Social Media) on Oct. 22nd.  The videos and presentation slides of the event are now online:…

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Added by Adrian K. Ho on November 22, 2013 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Copperbelt University Library participates in the 2013 Open Access Week Celebrations

The Copperbelt University participated in the Open Access celebrations for the first time in 2013. The event came at a time when both lecturers and students at the Copperbelt University were either coming out from their early sessional examinations or were preparing for missed examinations. However, the Library had prepared for the celebrations and proceeded with the programme of activities as planned.

The Open Access week was successfully launched by the Copperbelt University…

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Added by Augustine Mwamba on November 13, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

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