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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

Welcome to Open Access Week 2012!

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…

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Added by Nick Shockey on June 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RSVP to the 2012 OA Week Kick Off Webinar!

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 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Sign and Pass Along the White House Petition

Hello All!!

So we are doing well on the White House Petition: http://wh.gov/6TH

Please sign and pass along- you don't need to be in the United States. You only need to be 13 years of age with your own email address.

After you sign, forward the link on to friends, family, and colleagues. Think about Tweeting (hashtag #openaccess). Maybe write a blog, anything to get the word out.



Thank…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 25, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

SPARC Video: Sign the White House Petition

Please watch, forward, retweet, and in general spread this great. And please visit the petition site: wh.gov/6TH .

Added by Nick Shockey on May 22, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Sign the White House Petition on Open Access to Research Today!

Hello Open Access Week Participants! We have an exciting way for you to get involved in leading real change. As you know, the Obama Administration has been actively considering the issue of Public Access to the results of Federally Funded research for the past several years. We’ve worked hard to make the case that the NIH Public Access Policy has been a true success, and that it should be expanded across all U.S. Federal Science Agencies – responding in force to calls for public comments,…
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Added by Nick Shockey on May 21, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2012 - October 22-28th - Let's get started!

Welcome and hello from SPARC! We are looking forward to another action-packed OA Week on October 22-28th!

It’s been an amazing year for Open Access across the globe so what better way to continue progress than to get inspired for your own OA Week events! Use our many downloadable files available to personalize your own events with posters, stickers, and tons of OA information. It’s…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 14, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

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