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October 2010 Blog Posts (78)

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) gives Open Access the green light

Just a word of thanks to all who attended the Stellenbosch University Open Access Seminar – also our virtual audience who followed the presentations in real time. Our presentations are now online available from our institutional research repository, SUNScholar (running on Ubuntu and DSpace open source software).…

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Added by University of Stellenbosch on October 21, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Open Access Week gets to the LIS Romanian professionals

Dear friends,



Kosson Community (virtual library community@ www.kosson.ro) has put together an informational material with the most important information with regards to the global event and also containing the Romanian translation of Berlin Declaration.

The PDF version may be downloaded from… Continue

Added by Nicolaie Constantinescu on October 21, 2010 at 7:01am — No Comments

Scientific Notebooks Made Easy

"For ages scientific notebooks have been the mainstay of scientific research and have always had one thing in common: paper. Until now that was mostly due to a lack of options. Today as science and computers have become more and more inseparable the appeal of digital notebooks is quite clear. ''Digital notebooks have one huge advantage over their hand-written brethren - search capabilities.'' The ability to easily search for notes rather than paging through 3-ring binder after 3-ring binder is… Continue

Added by NanoWiki on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Global outreach through open access – bridging the knowledge divide

West Virginia University has a long tradition of supporting open access to scholarly communications. Of special significance is a prediction made in 1996 by Chief Jake Swamp of the Mohawk Nation at the West Virginia University Peace Tree Ceremony where he made a profound statement about open access.…



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Added by John Hagen on October 21, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Theme "Members and supporters"

Welcome to the fourth day of the DOAJ blog!…

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Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 21, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

JKUAT LAUNCHES ITS OPEN ACCESS WEEK

JKUAT LAUNCHES ITS OPEN ACCESS WEEK



JKUAT launched its open access week on Monday the 18th with an exhibition at our graduation pavilion. The students’ interest in the exhibition and their participation has been very

impressive. The library had previously sensitized a group of students who have

been working with the library to reach to other students…

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Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

UTS Journal Managers describe OA Publishing as rewarding and flexible

UTS Library has just completed an open seminar with Journal Managers and Editors representing their open access journals (powered by OJS). Journal Managers and Editors described the system as flexible, rewarding and innovative. They discussed the steady climb in readership and subscribers, the international flavour of their editorial boards and contributors, and the opportunity to provide alternate forms of publishing because of the digital format (eg linking through to data, providing depth…

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Added by Gabrielle Gardiner on October 20, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Webcast: Open Access in the European Research Area (ERA)

What is the European Commission`s current position on Open Access? Where is that position heading in the next Framework Programme?



On 21st October, at 16.00 Central European Time, Jean-Francois Dechamps from the Open Access Pilot team at the European Commision will be available for Q&A following his webcast. You can put your questions through using the chat or comments at… Continue

Added by Ivo Grigorov on October 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Correlation, Causation, and the Weight of Evidence

SUMMARY:…
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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

UK PubMed Central: Not just a load of journal articles!

UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) gives users access to 1.8m full text journal articles in bio and life sciences, but it also searches all of PubMed (20m references), 2.8m patents, 42,000 PhD theses, and 2,700 Clinical Guidelines. Most importantly, we are free to use: no passwords, no logins, just visit, search and discover!

http://ukpmc.ac.uk

Added by Phil Vaughan on October 20, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Theme "Technical Innovations"

Welcome to the third day of the DOAJ blog!…

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Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 20, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Student OA Week Webcast!

The Right to Research Coalition is pleased to announce it will be co-hosting an official student webcast with UC Berkeley on Thursday, October 21st at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT. If you are a student, are interested in working with students on Open Access, or just want to know what’s going on with students in the Open Access movement, you should plan to join us! The webcast is open to anyone, and everyone will be able to participate, comment, and ask questions both live on the call and by…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 19, 2010 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Post Your OA Week Pictures!

I hope all your OA Week activities are going well.

Please remember to take photos as well as your displays. It would also be wonderful if you tell us about what your photos are about too and post them on this site.

Happy OA Week and thank you so much for all your work!

Added by Donna Okubo on October 19, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Digital.CSIC celebrates the Open Access Week 2010

Digital.CSIC, the institutional repository of the Spanish National Research Council, has prepared a number of activities to celebrate open access to scientific information, including a new web site, a study on the perception and degree of participation of CSIC researchers in the open access movement, a brochure, in partnership with… Continue

Added by Isabel Bernal on October 19, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Research in the making: watch 10 journal articles as they get written, openly, on the web



Implemented as an undergraduate class in Temple University Japan’s School of Communications and Theatre, the project started on Sept. 1st, 2010 and will run until December 1st, 2010. On the way, we will need to upset the… Continue

Added by JJ Aucouturier on October 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Evolving towards the info grid? by Victor Puntes

Recently,

discussing with colleagues we have reached the conclusion that the

amount of work that fitted in a decent paper now gives enough for three

or more. While until the early nineties, for example, a paper, in my

domain, would include the synthesis, characterization and applications

of a new material, today, the same work would feed a paper on the

synthesis, another the characterization and another the exploration into

the potential application.…
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Added by NanoWiki on October 19, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

OA in Fribourg, Switzerland

My private OA awareness campaign at the Chemistry Department in Fribourg, Switzerland:

Added by Oliver Schuster on October 19, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

“Opened resources of knowledge in the free communication model”

On October 21The Poznan University of Technology Library organizes the lecture entitled “Opened resources of knowledge in the free communication model” for student, academic staff and librarians. The lecture will be held in Reading Room of The Science Information Department (Thursday) at 12.00. Furthermore the Library has prepared information in the form of promotional leaflets, mini poster that inform about Open Access Week event and OA idea and online information on the home page of the… Continue

Added by Beata Korzystka on October 19, 2010 at 5:13am — No Comments

Theme "Africa"

Welcome to second day of the DOAJ blog!

Today we are devoting our entire blog post to a continent. At the moment, only about one percent of…

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Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 19, 2010 at 4:38am — No Comments

OA Week Activities at the University of Iowa

Below are Iowa's planned activities and outreach during international Open Access Week. Beginning Monday we are running a series of ads in the student newspaper, the Daily Iowan with OA related messages, each with a link to more information online. You can see thumbnails of the ads and the web info here: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/openaccess/…

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Added by Edward Shreeves on October 18, 2010 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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