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Open Access Fun Guerrilla Activism, or How to Hijack an STM Conference

Originally posted here on my blog McBlawg, September 2007 as 'Conference Report'.

I nicked the title for this repost from Heather Morrison who was one of the first to blog about it.

(This is my 1st blog post here, so please excuse some formatting… Continue

Added by Graham Steel on October 16, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Introducing the DOAJ blog

Welcome to the DOAJ blog!

During Open Access week the DOAJ team members are about to make a first…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 15, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

OA Mandate Adoption Challenge for Institutions and Funders

University of Southampton/EPrints is launching a week-long Open Access Mandate Adoption Challenge for OA Week.

On October 18,…

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 15, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Activities by e-ciencia project (Comunidad de Madrid, Spain) for OAW2010

The e-ciencia open access project -in which public regional administration, public universities in Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) cooperate for promotion of open access and development of IRs- is organising a set of activities for OAW2010, (English version).

Main event will be a round table on open access to be held on Wed Oct 20th with scholars from different institutions that belong to the…


Added by Pablo de Castro on October 15, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

The African Journal Archive supports Open Access Week 18-24 October 2010

The African Journal Archive is pleased to be able to support Open Access week (18-24 October 2010). The project is collecting journals published exclusively in Africa and about Africa, with a focus on the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The Archive contains issues digitised retrospectively back to the first issue The…


Added by Merle Ruff on October 15, 2010 at 7:49am — No Comments

Our IR, HUSCAP Badges

Present for each researcher who deposits to our IR in OA week ;-)

Added by Masako SUZUKI on October 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

DRF OAW Campaign throughout the OAWeek

In Japan, DRF (Digital Repository Federation) is pushing several campaigns for Open Access Week.

1. DRF Planning and Coordinating Working Group help each institution to join open access event:

  • To promote an individual advocacy (through interview with researchers at each institution)
  • Original OA poster  …

Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 14, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Open Access Button

Express your affiliation with the open access movement by adding a button on your Facebook profile:

Added by Julio Santillán Aldana on October 13, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

OA Week plans @ Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA)

It's wonderful to hear about the OA Week plans underway around the world!

At Brandeis most of our effort this year is focused on raising visibility/awareness of the OA movement in a way that is reasonably low-impact in terms of staff time commitment. Mainly we're investing our energies into a promotional blitz.

We are planning a few events, such as hosting a BibApp demo (a joint effort with the Boston Library Consortium and MBL-WHOI), offering an authors' rights workshop… Continue

Added by Jen Ferguson on October 13, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Register TODAY to receive your advance copy of the official Open Access Week kick-off event, with OA pioneer Harold Varmus

Top international researchers will champion the importance of Open

Access for advancing research at an online event to launch this year’s

Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010).

Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold

Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has

been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of

key roles – from introducing the topic of wider… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

Researchers learn about publishing in Open Access journals in Dutch Open Access week

Higher education sector organises workshops during International Open Access Week.…


Added by Annemiek van der Kuil on October 13, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

UNL's OA Week Plans

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University Libraries, the Association for Students at the University of Nebraska (ASUN - student government), and the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are co-hosting this year's open access week events. We're getting the word out about open access and it's impact on students. Included in our plans is a panel discussion entitled "Open Access: What You Should Know" and a student competition. Students can e-mail their professors (CCing a special… Continue

Added by Laura Lynch on October 11, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

OAPEN Library launched successfully

Press release - October 11, 2010

Successful launch of the OAPEN Library at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010…


Added by OAPEN on October 11, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Open Access Blog Posts for Prizes!!! Science 3.0 Blogging Contest

Science 3.0 is a rapidly growing online community of scientists and people with wide ranging interests. Discussing science with the current and future tools and concepts of information is a great endeavor we are all happy to take part in! In order to increase this emulation, we decided to launch the 'Science 3.0 Blogging Contest'.…


Added by on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) Open Access Seminar

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) will be hosting a seminar on Open Access on the 20th of October 2010. Organizations all over are invited to broadcast the online seminar locally. Please register at Once your registration has been confirmed, we will forward you the instructions on how to follow the presentation in real time - all in the spirit of open access and sharing! The theme for this seminar…


Added by Ina Smith on October 8, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

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:

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.

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

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