October 2017 Blog Posts (46)

Open Access Week at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

As Open Access Week in October is not very convenient for our students and staff, due to examination time, our institution held our Open Access Week Seminar on 19 September 2017.   You can see our programme and the presentations at: http://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/OAWeek…

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Added by Denise Nicholson on October 17, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments

Center for Open Science: Will it Disrupt Subscription-Based Publishing?

Academic publishing is still largely the domain of traditional academic journals. Academics understand the impact of their work when published in an established and prestigious peer-reviewed journal. It means esteem for the work, for them, and for the universities they represent. It can also mean progress along the pathway to tenure or grant funding or a desired position within the university. Academic journals still command a great deal of influence. However, open access publishing (OA) is…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 16, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments

How Next-generation Metrics Can Boost Open Science

Open science is an effort that aims to make scientific research, data, and its distribution accessible to all. This involves practices like publishing open research and campaigning for open access. It encourages scientists to have an open notebook policy and make it less cumbersome to publish and convey scientific knowledge. Open science embodies an innovative way to conduct research, collaborate with other scientists and share information with a wider audience. Both digital technology and…

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Added by Enago Academy on October 12, 2017 at 9:08am — No Comments

An African Open Science Platform initiative - Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" 25, 26 and 27 October 2017 (Open Access Week)

Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" - An African Open Science Platform initiative 

The Open Science movement – focused on making research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent - is steadily gaining momentum. According to Gewin (2016), “[A]a spirit of openness is gaining traction in the…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 9, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

University of Nigeria Nsukka Open Access Group

I would want to post what the University of Nigeria Open Access Group is doing. We are a group of Librarians, Lecturers, Scientists and Postgraduate Students dedicated to advocating Open Access in Nigeria, with University of Nigeria Nsukka as our starting point. This group was birthed in March, 2017 after the founder of Open Access Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Ogunlaja visited the University for a meeting with …

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Added by Helen Nneka Okpala on October 2, 2017 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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