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Pledge your support to Open Access and WIN @ the University of Pretoria!

Is Open Access to research information important to you?

Tell us why in a sentence or two and add a photograph of yourself:

http://www.library.up.ac.za/openup/competition.htm



You can stand a chance of winning one of our 4GB @mire USB flash drives. The winners and other interesting entries will be publicised during Open Access Week.



Eligibility: UP staff members including researchers, undergraduate… Continue

Added by Elsabe Olivier on October 7, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Some OA Week events around State University of New York (USA)

Some Goings On Around SUNY (State University of New York)



The October 2010 issue of "SUNYergy, SUNY Libraries Working Together" puts the focus on Open Access Week, on events at some SUNY institutions as well as on related OA topics and developments.



http://www.sunyconnect.suny.edu/sunyergy/default47.htm



Featured are events… Continue

Added by John Schumacher on October 7, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

OER workshop was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

DREAM IT project (Development Research to Empower All Mongolians through Information and Communications Technology), supported by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada organized a full-day workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) on September 22, 2010 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

The workshop was conducted by internationally recognized educationalists - Prof. G.Dhanarajan, Hon. Director of Institute for Research and Innovation, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia and… Continue

Added by Batbold on October 5, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Open Scholarship Opens Minds

George Mason University in Virginia, USA, is hosting an OA panel on October 20, 2010. The keynote speaker for the event will be Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information, who will talk about OA policies in higher education, faculty publishing choices, open courseware, and access to digitized library collections, among other things. Subsequently, four distinguished Mason faculty will share their experiences with OA publishing. Donald Seto (bioinformatics),… Continue

Added by Claudia Holland on October 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Portuguese promotional materials

We have some promotional materials available in Portuguese. You can access in http://www.acessolivre.pt/semana/?page_id=179.

Under the RCAAP iniciative (
Portugal Open Access Science Repository)… Continue

Added by Pedro Príncipe on October 4, 2010 at 9:53pm — No Comments

University of Massachusetts Amherst are having a series of OA events

UMass Amherst Libraries have been highly involved in Open Access Movement and participated OA Week in last two years. This year, UMass Amherst Libraries will host a series of events relevant to open access journal, open conference proceedings, open educational resources, open data, copyright and author rights. Please visit the event site on ScholarWorks, a digital repository of UMass Amherst, http://scholarworks.umass.edu/oa/

Added by Yuan Li on October 4, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event -- Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote

For immediate release

October 4, 2010



For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan, SPARC

(202) 296-2296

jennifer [at] arl [ dot] org



Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event

Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote



Washington, DC – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 4, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Open Access Week activities in Mali.

Access to information is a capital issue for all scientific fields especially for health system. REIMICOM/KENEYA-BLOWN and the library of the faculty of medicine of the University of Bamako are

organizing some activities to celebrate the open access week for the first time

in Mali.…



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Added by Lassina DIALLO on October 4, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

藉由開放近用,文獻得以共享 討論 使用 經過同儕評閱得到品質的認定 對於研究者和使用者 這都是一項值得推廣的活動和努力的方向

藉由開放近用,文獻得以共享 討論 使用
經過同儕評閱得到品質的認定
對於研究者和使用者
這都是一項值得推廣的活動和努力的方向 Continue

Added by Tina,Tshi on October 4, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

How good are your powers of recognition? Try our UKPMC scientist naming quiz for a chance of winning $30

Did you know...that UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) provides UK based (and other) biomedical and health researchers with a new view on journal articles found in PubMed? …



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Added by Paul Davey on October 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Open Access Week @ University of British Columbia

http://oaweek.scholcomm.ubc.ca/

UBC’s own event – Open Access Week @ UBC – showcases a week of…

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Added by Joy Kirchner on October 3, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Open Access Week activities in Cuba

The Institute of Scientific and Technological Information (IDICT, Spanish acronym), the Cuban Society of Information Sciences (SOCICT), the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC), the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), the National Center for Medical Sciences Information (INFOMED) and the… Continue

Added by Ricardo Casate Fernández on October 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Videos with Duke scholars about the benefits of open access

I just posted a handful of videos with scholars at Duke talking about open access and how it benefits both them personally as well as the broader community.



Two of these videos were produced by the Duke Law School for OA Week in 2009, and two of them are new for this year. The… Continue

Added by Paolo Mangiafico on September 29, 2010 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

This is what we need! Great researcher video

Great work in the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

OA Week Activities at USU

In our second year of participating in OA Week, Utah State University has the following activities planned for our table in the Library foyer: posters highlighting national and local stories on open access, Sparc literature, some freebies, treats, a t-shirt drawing, teaser information about Sparky Awards coming spring 2011, and of course the table will be staffed by members of the University Copyright Committee and the Library's fearless Reference Liasons.



We are aiming to spread the… Continue

Added by Heather Leary on September 27, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Twitter hashtag

Hi all,

Let's use #OAW2010 as the Twitter hashtag for Open Access Week 2010.

All the best,

Jennifer

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Open Access Week is A great Idea and An avenue to promote use of Electronic Resources

Creating awareness to open access to users will go along way to supplement printed information sources especially in libraries with limited budgets as well as making accessible current information to students researchers and lecturers as well as other practitioners in other fields.

Added by Stephen Horo on September 23, 2010 at 3:48am — 1 Comment

SUNY Buffalo OA Week Activities

Schedule of OA Week activities sponsored by the University Libraries at SUNY Buffalo:



Monday, October 18, 10 - 11:30am

Current Status of Open Access

Bob Schatz from prominent open access publisher, BioMed Central, will kick off Open Access Week @ UB with an overview of how open access is impacting the scholarly… Continue

Added by Lori Widzinski on September 22, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College celebrates!

During the OAW '09 GSLIS students singed the "Student Statement on the Right to Research" and this year are much more aware of the OA benefits. For OAW '10 the student chapters are inviting speakers from various disciplines and at the faculty brown bag luncheon a panel of speakers will discuss OA issues both internationally and locally. For detailed information you can visit the GSLIS OAW website http://gslis.simmons.edu/oaweek/2010/

Added by Athanasia (Nancy) Pontika on September 22, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Some OA Haikus and Senryus

Here are twenty-seven OA Haikus and Senryus (only thirteen of them a strict 5 + 7 + 5 = 17), the rest increasingly minimalist.


Creative Commons License Please feel free to re-use to promote OA. All Open Access Week postings by Stevan Harnad are licensed under a…
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Added by Stevan Harnad on September 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

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