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April 28, 2010
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jennifer [at] arl [dot] orgOpen 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 —
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
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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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- 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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- 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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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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- 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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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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- Subbiah Arunachalam, Distinguished Fellow, the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore
- Leslie Chan, Program Supervisor for New Media Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough, Project Coordinator, Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS)
- Melissa Hagemann, Senior Program Manager, Information Program, Open Society Institute
- Thomas Hickerson, Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources) and University Librarian, University of…
Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 4:30pm —
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.
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