Set the Default to OPEN ACCESS
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to…
Added by Andrea Higginbotham on June 13, 2012 at 12:30pm —
Great work in the… Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm —
A message to all members of Open Access Week
At this week's Webcast with SPARC director Heather Joseph, we talked about the important opportunity we have with this year's OA Week to surface evidence of how Open Access to research is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.
Heather pointed to a few
examples, including how a recent and rare move to share research data on
Alzheimer's disease led to important advances (… Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 12:30pm —
(Posting on behalf of Peter and Robin)
The Open Access Directory (OAD) is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as a comprehensive source of information about events celebrating Open Access Week (OAW). This year's OAW is coming fast -- October 18-24, 2010.
Because OAD is a wiki, event organizers can enter their details directly. If you're planning an OAW event, please describe it on the wiki and help us spread the word about your event. … Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 10:19am —
Of interest to the OAW network, SPARC has just announced the fourth installment of the Sparky Awards -- a successful contact that invites students to express their support for Open Access to research in a two-minute video. It's a great way to get students involved and increase their comfort with copyright and reuse in the digital space. Plus, it's a great tool for fall classes.
Campuses have promoted the Sparky Awards during Open Access Week, as an easy way to get involved. As… Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 9, 2010 at 3:21pm —
Just in time for Open Access Week 2011, SPARC has again produced t-shirts for Open Access, Author Rights, and SPARC and are making them available at cost. U.S. orders should be placed by October 8 to ensure delivery by October 15. International orders should be placed by October 1.
ORDER NOW on the SPARC Web site.
Are you making shirts, too? SEND A SAMPLE. We'll collect all the… Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 2, 2010 at 3:00pm —
A SPARC online event
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
12:00 – 1:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in… Continue
Added by Jennifer McLennan on August 25, 2010 at 4:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 (…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:30pm —
- 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…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm —
- 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…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm —
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…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 6:00pm —
- 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…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:30pm —
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…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 5:00pm —