October 2018 Blog Posts (18)

Feeling Part of Something

I believe that all of us, in one way or another, seek to feel part of something, be it a group of friends, an activity, or an idea of our own or shared with others. However, how can we be part of something when this interconnected world allows us to reach all places but omits the particular culture of each of those societies? How can we participate and try to communicate if our languages are different? This is a challenge not only in our spoken languages, but also in our technological,…
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Added by Ricardo Antonio Hartley Belmar on October 23, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

COAPI: Making Open Access Policies Work

The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) is a membership organization that has been working since 2011 to advance the promotion, passage, and implementation of Open Access policies at institutions of higher education. Membership in COAPI now includes over 100 institutions. Membership carries no dues and is open to all North American institutions with policies in place, or those working to pass policies. The COAPI website at (…

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Added by COAPI Steering Committee on October 22, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

MPIP Launches Open Access Initiatives

As open policies and practices become more the norm, there has been considerable debate on the topic of open access publishing. This debate has highlighted a lack of common understanding of what open access is, why it is important, and how it works. To address this misunderstanding, Medical Publishing Insights & Practices (MPIP)* is launching 2 initiatives during Open Access Week 2018.

  1. MPIP Open Access…
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Added by Jessica Lauschin on October 22, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Developing a new OA funding model called Subscribe to Open (S2O) - OA week 2018

It's OA week once more - time to offer up my annual personal perspective because for me, this week represents eleven years of commitment to our collective efforts to liberate knowledge. …

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Added by Liz Allen on October 22, 2018 at 1:48pm — No Comments

#AcademicLedOA: Questions for an equitable open access publishing future

In the current academic journal publishing system, a handful of corporate publishers control over 50% of the scholarly literature.…

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Added by Danielle Padula on October 22, 2018 at 1:40pm — No Comments

SPARC’s Efforts to Help "Design Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge"

An important goal of this year’s theme for International Open Access Week is to encourage ongoing discussion about how we build equity into the foundation of systems for producing and distributing knowledge. This year has been marked by important developments that underscore that the shift toward open is well underway, and the discussions this week around the intersection of open and equity come at an important time, as…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 22, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Academic’s Guide to Open Access

[Reblogged from http://blogs.openbookpublishers.com/open-access-information-for-academics/]

For Open Access Week 2018, we’ve put together a series of blog posts that cover the basics of Open Access for academic researchers. We hope they give you the tools to navigate this vital subject with confidence.

What OA…

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Added by Lucy Barnes on October 22, 2018 at 9:37am — No Comments

From Statistics to Humans with a Voice

Earlier this year I visited Área Reconquista, a poor heavily polluted neighbourhood in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, with a group of people who have an interest in community science. We were planning to co-develop an open project on air quality monitoring…
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Added by Julieta Arancio on October 22, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tennessee Features Stories of Public Need for Access to Research for OA Week

At the University of Tennessee Libraries, our Open Access Week events for the past two years involved outreach workshops to local nonprofit agencies. Staff from many nonprofit organizations visited campus and our subject librarians helped them find research and data to help in designing interventions and writing grant proposals. Then, we asked the nonprofits to fill out a survey and/or participate in a short interview about why open access to research matters to them and to the communities…

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Added by Rachel Radom on October 22, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

2018 Open Access Week in Japan

The Japan Consortium for Open Access Repository(JPCOAR) has made a special webpage dedicated to support the

Japanese community in designing posters, handouts and other graphics for this year's Open Access Week.

Along with the official JPCOAR Open Access Week poster, we also have templates our members can use and edit to

include information on their own efforts towards Open Access.

We will be adding more photos of Open Access Week giveaways and events hosted by our…

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Added by Shinobu Murai on October 22, 2018 at 3:32am — No Comments

Open Access: The view from Latin America

Emma Clarke, Commissioning Editor for Latin America

As part of Open…

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Added by Peter Lang Publishers on October 22, 2018 at 2:57am — 1 Comment

Crowdsearching Biblioverifica: open data for citizen's fact checking

Aderiamo alla “OA WEEK 2018”, per promuovere le risorse open access e l’accesso agli open data per il fact checking autonomo dei cittadini, lanciamo il primo “Crowd-SEArching BiblioVerifica”, si tratta di uno spazio partecipativo per proporre siti e fonti utili per la verifica delle informazioni, orientando gli utenti della rete ai linked open data e alla citizen science in ogni campo di ricerca: il modulo e’ liberamente fruibile da pc, tablet, smartphone dal 22 al 28 ottobre 2018…

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Added by Damiano Orru on October 21, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

McMaster University celebrates Open Access Week

McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is partnering with eCampusOntario to celebrate Open Access Week. See the full schedule of events for Open Day at McMaster, Oct. 25, 2018.

Added by Olga Perkovic on October 19, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018 (Open Access Summit 2018) "Quality Control in the Age of Open Science"

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2018 entitled "Quality Control in the Age of Open Science" will be held on 25 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”. We will discuss perspective of quality control in the age of Open Science and how we could guarantee quality of contents. We…

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Added by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2018 at 1:46am — No Comments

#AcessoAberto é na Revista Observatório! Disponibilizamos em acesso aberto artigos como sugestão de aprofundamento. Essa tem o foco em Mídias Digitais.Acesse em: 1. AULAS DE PORTUGUÊS NA ERA DIGITAL…

#AcessoAberto é na Revista Observatório!





Disponibilizamos em acesso aberto artigos como sugestão de aprofundamento. Essa tem o foco em Mídias Digitais.



Acesse em: …

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Added by Gilson Porto Jr. on October 16, 2018 at 5:48am — No Comments

open access week in arab countries

Added by Jamila JABER on October 3, 2018 at 6:01am — No Comments

International Open Access Week 2018 at the University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia has organised a programme of events to observe International Open Access Week 2018, incorporating talks, information sessions and hands-on workshops to help researchers make their work open access. 

Researchers from across Norwich Research Park will join us…

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Added by Constance Croot on October 1, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments

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