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ppt presentation

Can someone send me material/literature which can help me in preparing a ppt presentation to make other people aware about open access during open access week.

Added by Dr Sumant Vyas on July 8, 2010 at 4:28am — 1 Comment

Update and call for input -- July 9 deadline

Hi everyone,



We're looking at next steps for Open Access Week planning and I just took a look at the make up of our participants so far. WOW. If you haven't noticed the breadth and depth of the international group you're participating with here, do take a look. It's pretty amazing. (Do an advanced search at http://www.openaccessweek.org/profiles/members). We have a tremendous show from India and the U.S., plus a lot of… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on July 2, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Open Source Repository Software

As the manager of our research platform and repository I'm interested in new informations about open access.

You can find informations about our Alexandria Repository at the University of St.Gallen at http://blog.alexandria.unisg.ch. Our University has an OA mandate since December 2008.

If you're interested in our software or have any questions, feel free to contact me! - Ruedi…

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Added by Ruedi Lindegger on June 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Study of Open Access (SOAP): online surveys

LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) is conducting a Study of Open Access. They have recently sent us the following information:…


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Added by Cristina Vaquer on June 9, 2010 at 3:31am — No Comments

Take-aways from today's event, Request for ideas

Hi everyone,



We had our first Open Access Week 2010 Web cast and planning event today -- June 2. We were so pleased to be joined by Andrew Waller from the University of Calgary and Jamaica Jones from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, who spoke about their hugely successful events -- and related Open Access progress -- in 2009 (thanks, guys!). The details about the event are here:… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on June 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Webcast invitation: Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event

Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event

A SPARC Webcast

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM Eastern

There is no fee to attend. Please register by June 1 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/event_registration.shtml



Open Access Week (OAW) 2010 has been declared for October 18th to 24th and promises to be the biggest event of its kind so far. Already, participation promises to… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on May 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The O2 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Institutional repository allows users to view the open-access digital publications on research, teaching and administration produced by the UOC. It includes art…

The O2 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya Institutional repository allows users to view the open-access digital publications on research, teaching and administration produced by the UOC. It includes articles, papers, teaching materials, final degree projects, doctoral theses, etc. for the purpose of collecting, preserving and organising the UOC’s scientific output and its annual report and, in particular, disseminating it, thus making it more visible and increasing its impact.…



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Added by Cristina Vaquer on May 10, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Early-Bird Advantage: It helps to announce your event mission early

Open Access Week is more than 5 months away, but publishing your event early on the EVENTS page has already demonstrated its advantages.


Just by declaring the event`s focus, targeted community and preliminary program, we have already linked up with like-minded people both in France and abroad. More interestingly however, the contacts have gone beyond just common interest, and the discussion has furiously evolved over email.


With 5 months to go,…
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Added by Ivo Grigorov on May 7, 2010 at 6:40am — 1 Comment

Lenus the Irish Health Repository

Lenus is an Irish health repository capturing official reports and research output from the national health service in Ireland the "Health Service Executive", government reports from the Department of Health and Children and literatures from other Irish health agencies. In addition Lenus captures theses and journal articles with permission from authors on health topics related to Irish health. Please check out www.lenus.ie

Added by Aoife Lawton on May 7, 2010 at 5:17am — No Comments

EPT is requesting OA-stories that show the benefits to individuals and their research from OA

Open Access Week will hit the research communities worldwide from October 18th – 24th, 2010…

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Added by Barbara Kirsop on May 1, 2010 at 8:01am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2010 declared for October 18 to 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2010



For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan

(202) 296-2296 ext. 121

jennifer [at] arl [dot] org



Open Access Week 2010 declared for October 18 to 24

Researchers challenged to demonstrate the impact of Open Access on research and scholarship



(Washington, DC) Open Access Week, the global event to promote free, immediate,… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Open Access Week Challenge

This year’s OAWeek preparations kick off with a challenge to researchers from Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego and Founding Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology. In a video posted to the OA Week Web site, Bourne calls upon scholars to think beyond free and ready access to the literature – made possible by Open Access – and consider how technology may be deployed to advance research, to truly mine the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Research Funders -- Ideas

More than 200 agencies of all types – institutional, departmental, governmental, private, etc. – have crafted policies requiring that the research they fund be made available to the general public.

  • During Open Access Week 2009, The UK’s Wellcome Trust announced it would commit 2 million pounds to support publication in open-access journals (…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Researchers -- Ideas

  • To kick off Open Access Week 2010, Dr. Philip Bourne has challenged scholars to think beyond free and ready access to the literature – made possible by Open Access – and consider how technology may be deployed to advance research. Accept the challenge and report on how Open Access has changed your ability to conduct research, access literature, or teach. Post your report in text or video to…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Administrators -- Ideas

  • Promote an open-access policy. Administrators can have a dramatic and lasting impact on scholarly communication by initiating or encouraging faculty to consider an institutional open-access policy. Open Access helps to ensure the best return on research dollars invested by your institution by opening up research results to the widest possible audience. Dozens of institutions – public and private, small and large, all over the globe – are adopting…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Publishers -- Ideas

Open Access Week is a great opportunity to highlight open-access publications, milestones and achievements, and for publishers to consider how Open Access can help increase the impact of what they publish.

  • The Public Library of Science has been a very active participant in Open Access Week since its second year, promoting participation around the world and using the event to highlight the birthdays of its two flagship journals – PLoS Medicine and PLoS Biology.
  • For OAWeek…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Students -- Ideas

  • In 2009, Open Access Week was the platform for the student Right to Research Coalition to announce that it had expanded to represent over 5 million students worldwide, with the commitments of the Canadian Federation of Students, the U.S. Students’ Association, and The International Association for Political Science Students.



    JOIN the coalition. Individual students, student governments, and student organizations are invited to sign The…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Librarians -- Ideas

Librarians have played a crucial, leading role in advocating for Open Access worldwide. As a traditional focal point for scholarly communication innovation, libraries continue to exercise their leadership by encouraging faculty members, administrators, and students to engage in Open Access Week activities.

  • In 2009, librarians were the key drivers behind the remarkable height of participation in Open Access Week. By hosting Webcasts (Athabasca…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Welcome!

Welcome to the new site for Open Access Week, everyone! As you can see, we're still pulling things together, and don't yet have everything you need online. Please stand by for an announcement from SPARC when the site is fully loaded and ready to promote. THANKS for your support of Open Access Week 2010. We're so excited to work with you again.

Best wishes,
Jennifer (SPARC)

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 6, 2010 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

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