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Twitter hashtag

Hi all,

Let's use #OAW2010 as the Twitter hashtag for Open Access Week 2010.

All the best,

Jennifer

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Open Access Week is A great Idea and An avenue to promote use of Electronic Resources

Creating awareness to open access to users will go along way to supplement printed information sources especially in libraries with limited budgets as well as making accessible current information to students researchers and lecturers as well as other practitioners in other fields.

Added by Stephen Horo on September 23, 2010 at 3:48am — 1 Comment

SUNY Buffalo OA Week Activities

Schedule of OA Week activities sponsored by the University Libraries at SUNY Buffalo:



Monday, October 18, 10 - 11:30am

Current Status of Open Access

Bob Schatz from prominent open access publisher, BioMed Central, will kick off Open Access Week @ UB with an overview of how open access is impacting the scholarly… Continue

Added by Lori Widzinski on September 22, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College celebrates!

During the OAW '09 GSLIS students singed the "Student Statement on the Right to Research" and this year are much more aware of the OA benefits. For OAW '10 the student chapters are inviting speakers from various disciplines and at the faculty brown bag luncheon a panel of speakers will discuss OA issues both internationally and locally. For detailed information you can visit the GSLIS OAW website http://gslis.simmons.edu/oaweek/2010/

Added by Athanasia (Nancy) Pontika on September 22, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Some OA Haikus and Senryus

Here are twenty-seven OA Haikus and Senryus (only thirteen of them a strict 5 + 7 + 5 = 17), the rest increasingly minimalist.


Creative Commons License Please feel free to re-use to promote OA. All Open Access Week postings by Stevan Harnad are licensed under a…
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Added by Stevan Harnad on September 22, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Open Access Video for Students

In the video section of the Open Access Week website, I've just posted a presentation I did at the Apple-sponsored AcademiX 2010 conference exploring how the Open Access movement interacts with the student community and opportunities for building student support for OA (http://www.openaccessweek.org/video/the-digital-natives-are). I hope many will find it useful both for understanding how best to engage students on the… Continue

Added by Nick Shockey on September 20, 2010 at 11:20am — No Comments

Sharing your data with the world

Anonymized, high quality data collected using tax payers’ money often remains unaccessible to researchers and analysts as statistical agencies adhere to restrictive release policies. In particular in

limited access orders (…

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Added by Open Microdata on September 20, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

student participation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

The JKUAT library is working with JKUAT students to come up with ideas for participation in the OA week. They plan to come up with fun events to help advocate for OA. They have already given suggestions for our proposed OA institutional repository. They are so creative!!! Its fun working with them.

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on September 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Open Access Week at the University of Utah

John Wilbanks, a film festival, and a birthday party...I hope this year's events will be lots of fun http://marriottlibrary.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/openaccessweek/

Added by Allyson Mower on September 13, 2010 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

public health in Africa!

Hi all,

The state of public health in Africa is in dismay to the say the least. I have recently established the journal of public health in Africa: "http://www.publichealthinafrica.com" Like most great innovations, the idea behind JPHIA was spontaneously conceived upon observing the precarious state of public health care delivery in the African continent. The JPHIA is set up as non-profit making open source that will compete with other…

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Added by Yusuf Misau on September 13, 2010 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

We challenge you!

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 — No Comments

Open Access Directory opens for Open Access Week event details

(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. …

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Video contest calls on students to say why they support Open Access -- prizes!!

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 — No Comments

Dutch NWO Incentive Fund Open Access Publications

This afternoon we did an interview with Siewert-Jan Marrink. He used the Dutch Incentive Fund for Open Access Publications for an article in PLOS Computational Biology. He assured us that in his field all researchers are aware of the advantage of Open Access publishing. Great to hear such good news. We use…

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Added by Esther Hoorn on September 7, 2010 at 10:13am — No Comments

Open Access Week at Duke - getting started already

In the weeks leading up to OA Week in October, librarians and staff from Duke University will be writing a series of blog posts about different aspects of Open Access. Our News & Communications Office will also be posting some interviews with Duke researchers who have benefited from open access.



The first blog post is up now at the… Continue

Added by Paolo Mangiafico on September 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

OA Week fonts

In case you'd like to use the Open Access Week site fonts in your artwork, here they are! (With big thanks to Pat at PLoS). header_fonts.pdf

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 3, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

OPEN ACCESS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE

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…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

What should we do during the Ethiopian Open Access Week?

The maxim that “knowledge wants to be free” is attributed to an Indian open access proponent, Subbiah Arunachalam. It is not surprising that India now stands as one of the most open access friendly countries in the world. Such change, however, has not come over night as the likes of Arunachalam had to work hard to do their part instead of sitting down and wait for others to do the work.…

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Added by Getaneh Agegn Alemu on August 31, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The need to change the status quo: towards an open access scholarly communication model for Ethiopia

In the 21st century, where…

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Added by Getaneh Agegn Alemu on August 31, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

OA, a gift of developing countries.

The idea developed by Mr. McLuhan, in the late sixties, that the world would become a sort of "global village" is a myth. Even if the

idea may seem attractive, it is clear that the globalization of communication

remains the prerogative of the North and part of the world, in this case the…

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Added by Lassina DIALLO on August 26, 2010 at 7:54am — 3 Comments

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