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SPARC's Webcast on Hackathon with Brian Glanz Slides up

On our August 6, 2013 webcast our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, showed us that Hackathons are not just for the technologists. Open Access Week is now just around the corner (October 21-27) and a Hackathon is a great way to stir interest, involvement, and possibly create finished projects using Open Access content.



Our guest…

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Added by Nick Shockey on August 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

SPARC Webcast- Tools for Open Access Advocacy: Demystifying Hackathons

Tools for Open Access Advocacy: Demystifying Hackathons

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

12:00 - 1:00PM EDT (use helpful time converter)

Registration is free, but required. Please…

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Added by Nick Shockey on July 25, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Save the Date: Oct. 21 Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event at the World Bank and online: Redefining Impact

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21st in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state-of-the-art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The event will also be recorded, and be available to the community for use during and after local Open Access…

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Added by Nick Shockey on July 24, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Invite: SPARC Europe Open Session at the Pre-LIBER conference in Munich Germany

You are warmly invited to SPARC Europe Open Session in conjunction with the Pre-LIBER conference in Munich, Germany, the 25th of June at 2.30pm-5.30pm.

Venue: Hilton Park Hotel Am Tucherpark 7, 80538.



We will discuss how libraries can make open access work now that open access is moving into the mainstream. Can libraries/universities reallocate funds from the big deals to the support of open access publishing? Speakers for this topic are:



Prof. Björn Brembs,…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 28, 2013 at 2:45pm — No Comments

R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video!



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…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 26, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Now Online: SPARC/World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls”

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Monday, October 22, 2012

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Washington, DC

On Monday October 22nd SPARC and The World Bank Co-sponsored an event entitled “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank. This event served as a kickstart to the sixth Open Access Week.

The distinguished panel of speakers was comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

OA Week 2012 in Full Swing

Check out Heather Joseph's, Excutive Director of SPARC, blog post on OA Week 2012. Snippet below with link to full text:

Open Access Week 2012 is underway, and we here at SPARC are watching with delight as the buzz from the announcements, events, contests, launches, and just plain cool activities underway in the community continues to grow.



Now in its 6th year, SPARC’s Open Access Week, an annual, global event that promotes the adoption of Open Access as the new…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New OA collaboration: BioOne, Dartmouth and other leading research universities launch Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

This week, BioOne and Dartmouth announced the upcoming launch of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program. Elementa was created through a collaboration among BioOne, Dartmouth, and several other leading research universities, and will publish original research that will report new knowledge of the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems during this era of human impacts. Elementa will publish contributions that explore feedbacks between…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ESF-EMRC Science Policy Briefing "Open Access in Biomedical Research"

Just in time for Open Access Week 2012 the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) have now finalized their Science Policy Briefing on Open Access in Biomedical Research. This report aims to accelerate the adoption of open access to research articles in the biomedical sciences.…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

Welcome to the first day of Open Access Week 2012!

There are lots of great events being posted here-- please see what is going on your area.



Today also marks the World Bank and SPARC kickoff event. This live-streamed event is a great place to start if you are having problems coming up with things to do. This event will be recorded, and features a Q&A portal and live blog for…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

HowOpenIsIt? Open Access Spectrum Guide Released in time for OA Week 2012!

In preparation for Open Access Week (October 22-28), we are issuing the final version of the Open Access Spectrum Guide (OAS) today so that people can download and print it for their use next week and beyond. This resource outlines the core components of open access (e.g., reader rights, reuse rights,…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 19, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Peter Suber's New Book "Open Access"

Please take a look at Peter Suber's new book, Open Access. In it he chronicles the many advantages the Internet provides in getting ideas out there. He's also posting updates and supplements to this book on his website. This is a great Open Access tool!…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

New Guide for OA Good Practices launched

Please utilize this great new resource created by Peter Suber and Stuart M. Shieber to showcase best practices in University OA Policies.

Added by Nick Shockey on October 18, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

How Open Is It? Draft Document for Open Access- Feedback Please!

Not all Open Access is created equal. To move beyond the seemingly simple question of “Is it Open Access?” PLOS, SPARC and OASPA have collaborated to develop a resource called “HowOpenIsIt?” This resource identifies the core components of open access (OA) and how they are implemented across the spectrum between "Open Access" and "Closed Access". We recognize there are philosophical disagreements regarding OA and this resource will not resolve those differences. 

 

We are seeking…
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Added by Nick Shockey on September 25, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

SPARC and World Bank Announce Speakers for OA Week Kickoff Oct. 22

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank are pleased to announce the speakers for their co-sponsored kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012. The event will take place Monday, October 22, 4pm - 5:30pm, at the World Bank in Washington, DC. 

Added by Nick Shockey on September 24, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Ask Preliminary Questions to Panelists for upcoming webcast: Connecting the Dots between Open Access and Open Educational Resources September

Below is information for our upcoming webcast. Please use the comment section below to leave your comments and questions for our panelists. 

Connecting the Dots between Open Access and Open Educational Resources

 

Another free SPARC online event

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

12:00 - 1:00PM EDT (…

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Added by Nick Shockey on September 7, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Save the date! October 22nd SPARC and the World Bank Announce Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast

Save the date: October 22, 2012 in Washington, DC and Online



Washington, DC – SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2012 on Monday October 22nd in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state of the art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast via live.worldbank.org for those who cannot attend in person. The event…

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Added by Nick Shockey on August 27, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

How Can we Help you and your OA Week Events?

So we know people are gearing up for their events this year. Please take a look at our resources and downloads available and let us know if you see anything missing or needing any particular updates. Do you need help with marketing materials? Advice on getting speakers? Do you have no clue how to start or are just overwhelmed? Get in touch with Michael Morris (mmorris [at] plos [dot] org) or Donna Okubo  (dokubo…

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

2012 Open Access Week Kick Off Webcast Now Up

We had a great kick off on Tuesday June 19th. Please watch the video and start planning your events! 

Added by Nick Shockey on June 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Webcast Reminder: 2012 OA Week Kick Off Webinar Tuesday June 19!

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) announces this year's theme is "Set the Default to Open Access" for Open Access Week (October 22 – 28, 2012). Our first online event to launch this year’s events will be a webcast with three speakers who will showcase the state of open access in each of their countries.

Please join us Tuesday June 19th at 10am Eastern US Time! RSVP at …

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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