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The first Open Access Week themed event at RezBazBris

Last month, the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) took part in what we're billing as the first Open Access Week themed event for 2018 - at ResBazBriz.  Taking on this year's theme of EQUITY the Brisbane Research Bazaar's final event was a lively panel discussion…


Added by sandra fry on June 25, 2018 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Presenting in Various Languages: The Theme of Open Access Week 2018

Added by Sridhar Gutam on June 5, 2018 at 6:21am — No Comments

Better Together: Partnerships to Bring Open Access Week Events to the Disciplines

by Lauren B. Collister and Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh


For Open Access Week 2017, the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh took a new approach for scheduling events built on outreach work done in prior years. The library, instead of hosting an event for OA Week all on our own, partnered with several departments to co-sponsor a talk of broad interest that wove in Open Access as a…


Added by OA@Pitt on May 31, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2018 - Hindi

Added by Sridhar Gutam on May 26, 2018 at 4:33am — No Comments

Open Access Week Advisory Committee

SPARC would like to thank the following members of the International Open Access Week Advisory Committee:

Name Affiliation
Arun Subbiah Centre for Internet and Society
Ashley Farley Gates Foundation

Added by Nick Shockey on May 25, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

O Tema da Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto 2018 será “Planejando Bases Equitativas para o Conhecimento Aberto”

O Comitê Consultivo da Semana do Acesso Aberto 2018 tem o prazer de anunciar que o tema para a edição 2018 da Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto, que acontecerá entre 22 e 28 de Outubro, será “Planejando Bases Equitativas para o Conhecimento Aberto.”

O tema deste ano é reflexo de um sistema acadêmico em transição. Embora governos, agências de fomento, universidades,…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

2018国际开放获取周主题 - “为开放知识建立公平的基础”

开放获取周咨询委员会很高兴地宣布将于10月22 - 28日举办的2018年国际开放获取周的主题是“为开放知识建立公平的基础”。…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक 2018 "ओपन नॉलेज के ललए न्यायसंगत नींव लिजाइन करना"

ओपन एक्सेस वीक एिवाइजरी कमेटी को यह घोषणा करतेहुए प्रसन्न हैलक, 22-२८ अक्टू बर २०१८ को होनेवाले2018 इंटरनेशनल

ओपन एक्सेस वीक के ललए थीम "खुलेज्ञान के ललए न्यायसंगत नींव लिजाइलनंग" होगी।

इस साल की थीम संक्रमण मेंएक लवद्वान प्रणाली को दशााती है। जबलक सरकारें, लनलि, लवश्वलवद्यालय, प्रकाशक, और लवद्वान ओपन

एक्सेस को और प्रथाओंको तेजी सेअपनानेलगेहैं। इस साल का थीम लसस्टमोंको लिजाइन करनेकेबारेमें समावेशी, न्यायसंगत और

वास्तव मेंएक लवलवि वैलश्वक समुदाय की आवश्यकताओंको पूरा…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Tema de la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto 2018 “Diseñando Bases Equitativas para el Conocimiento Abierto”

El Comité Asesor de la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto se complace en anunciar que el tema del año 2018 será “Diseñando bases equitativas para el conocimiento abierto”, y tendrá lugar del 22 al 28 de octubre.

El tema de este año da cuenta de un…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Theme of 2018 International Open Access Week To Be “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”

The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”

This year’s theme…


Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

eLife showcased innovative ideas built around openness for Open Access Week

The theme for this year’s Open Access Week — “Open in order to …” — caught our attention in the eLife office. We took the opportunity to explore how the community is innovating on ‘open’ across the research ecosystem. The resulting series of eLife Labs blog posts showcased projects that demonstrate the value of openness and transparency:

Open in order to research reproducibly…


Added by eLife Innovation on November 3, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments

Successful Open Access Event at University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Wow! It was really great to host the very first Open Access Week at University of Nigeria, Nsukka which was on 24th October, 2017. The event was organised by a group of Open Access Advocates ranging from Librarians, Pharmacists, Scientists and other lecturers who think that scholarship has come to a point where research data and related resources should be…


Added by Helen Nneka Okpala on October 30, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

The future of open access is...discovery. Who's leading the way?

Selections from David A. Pendlebury's blog articles - 'Easing the Path to Access OA Content for Researchers – Part 1' and 'That was then but this is now… #OAWeek – Part 2'

David Pendlebury presents a look into the future of Open Access discovery, and…


Added by Jason McAndrew on October 27, 2017 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Week of Free OA Resources from Scholastica

Amid the daily hubbub, we don’t always get the opportunity to have deep discussions about all of the information swirling around concerning the present and future state of OA. OA Week is a time to come together to do so, and this year’s theme,…


Added by Danielle Padula on October 27, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

Open in order to… drive positive change

Hello everyone,

By way of an introduction my name’s Aimee Nixon, and I’m Head of Open Access publishing at Emerald Publishing. I’m currently leading a programme that focused on how open access work for our communities and can help to inform and drive change.

Why are we doing this?

At a UN Summit in September 2015, the UN launched the 17 sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development (…


Added by Rory ffoulkes on October 27, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments

Day 5: USGS Publications Warehouse and OPEN ACCESS

USGS Publications Warehouse is an online citation index for USGS-authored publications managed by the USGS Library that serves as the authoritative source for information and access to USGS publications. This includes official publications such as USGS-authored journal articles, series reports, book chapters, other government publications, and conference proceedings.

Each publication has its own descriptive citation page that is…


Added by US Geological Survey Library on October 27, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

An Anthropocene Primer Launches as an Open Access, Open Peer Review Publication (October 2017)


An Anthropocene Primer, Version 1.0

Jason M. Kelly and Fiona P. McDonald (eds.)


The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute and the Rivers of the Anthropocene project is proud to…


Added by Fiona P. McDonald on October 26, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Day 4: USGS Tools for Achieving Open Access

This year’s theme for International Open Access Week is “Open in order to: _________,” which is “a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables.” The USGS Science Data Management Branch (in the Core Science Systems Mission Area) offers three publicly accessible tools that support the USGS’s open access effort: Metadata Wizard, ScienceBase, and USGS Science Data Catalog.



Added by US Geological Survey Library on October 26, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments


First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patterns:

 How Open Access Empowered a 16-year old to Make Cancer Breakthrough: …


Added by US Geological Survey Library on October 26, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

Frequencies: open access podcast series from the UBC Okanagan Library

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan (UBC-O) Library is proud to announce Frequencies, a new open access podcast series featuring UBC researchers, hosted and produced by the Library.

Every season of Frequencies revolves around an emerging topic or current event, with each…


Added by Rob Makinson on October 26, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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