We had a very successful Open Access event on 25 October 2012 at our Deakin University Burwood campus in Melbourne, that we are pleased to share via video. Not only did we have good attendance on campus with over 90 people but we live streamed the event capturing another 127. A tweet wall provided some interesting commentary throughout as well.
Here is the link to the repository, …Continue
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The main activities of this year’s Open Access Week included exhibition of Open Access promotional material as well as Open Source Software which is being used by NUST Library, Information Literacy Skills sessions focusing on Open Access resources, competitions, a Public Lecture on Open Access, Launching of the University Institutional Repository, and the signing of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities by the Vice…Continue
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The Scholarly Communications Committee at York University Libraries is happy to announce that the event video is now available online here: http://scholcom.apps01.yorku.ca/drupal/?q=blogvsbook
Added by Andrea Kosavic on November 7, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The audio recordings and slides of Open Access Week @ AIMS are now available on the Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) website.
Open Access specialists Jean-Claude Guédon (University of Montréal), Alma Swan (…Continue
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Like many people involved with and interested in open-access publishing, I came to find this movement after a particularly frustrating publishing experience. After conducting research in Afghanistan in 2008, I wrote up an article in early 2009. It went to a well-regarded journal and -- after five months of peer review -- was accepted. Revisions were submitted a couple of months later, around October or November 2009. A month or so later, we learnt that the piece wouldn't be published until…Continue
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At the end of October 2012, Open Access Week finally came to the French capital, with two evenings of talks and…Continue
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The Scholar Electronic Repository of the New Bulgarian University was presented among the winning institutions on the Open Repositories 2012 7th International Conference of the Open Repositories event.
The first institutional…Continue
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Open access has been showed by numerous studies to increase citation to scholars’ work of all kinds. The online environment also means that new forms of impact can be measured and in new ways. Alternative metrics (ALTmetrics) provide a new approach to analysing impact beyond that of tradition citations, considering other indicators such as downloads and references in social media. The internet has shrunk the world and allows scholars to connect and collaborate across the globe in real time.…Continue
Added by Shihaam Shaikh on October 30, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments
Brilliant and revealing interview by Richard Poynder of Ian Gibson about the epochal 2004 UK Green OA Mandate Recommendation:
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OPUSeJ (Open-access Peer-reviewed Universal Scholarly electronic Journal) at www.opusej.org. is a new site, still in an incubation state, which is our answer to "Set the default to OPEN ACCESS". OPUSeJ is an academic article sharing site designed to handle all scholarly articles. Any article, by any author, on any subject, in any language, in any format could be submitted for peer-review to be published for free online access by all. Any article (or a…Continue
Added by Donato Pezzutto on October 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".
The University of Maryland Libraries, a DuraSpace Silver Sponsor and long-time user of Fedora and DSpace, are continuing to add to digitize…
Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 26, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
We have now tested the Finch Committee's Hypothesis that Green Open Access Mandates are ineffective in generating deposits in institutional repositories. With data from ROARMAP on institutional Green OA mandates and data from ROAR on institutional repositories, we show that deposit number and rate is significantly correlated with mandate strength (classified as…Continue
Here is the video of the Workshop Open Access and scholarly communication: opportunities for a new open science (in Italian) held at the University of Turin last October 24th:
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SEEd is an Italian medical publishing house, founded in 2000 and based in Turin. SEEd publishes an extensive range of medical books, multimedia tools, and biomedical journals dedicated to the retraining of doctors and other health professionals (http://www.edizioniseed.it/).
In 2010 the publisher, Simone Eandi, decided to start a new journal, Reviews in Health Care (…Continue
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Excellent video on why we need open access from PHD Comics. Happy Open Access Week!
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It's already been such a lively, interactive, and productive Open Access Week 2012. And now the Right to Research Coalition just launched an amazing video in collaboration with PhD Comics to really wrap up the week nicely. The video entitled “Open Access Explained!” is the perfect resource to…
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on October 26, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
Hot off the press today:
Open access: everyone has the right to knowledge: https://theconversation.edu.au/open-access-everyone-has-the-right-to-knowledge-10342
Hope you enjoy, feel free to share. Great to link with you all via twitter also: @sandrodemaio
Dr. Alessandro R Demaio MBBS…Continue
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