August 2010 Blog Posts (7)

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

Webcast invitation: The 2010 Open Access Week Challenge

A SPARC online event

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

12:00 – 1:00PM EST

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register.



Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on August 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Google Doodle and Other Activities

Here at the Centre for Research Communications we've been thinking of ways that we can help to promote Open Access Week. One idea we had to raise awareness of the week for a wider audience was to propose to Google that they use OA week as a subject for a Google Doodle for their main home page or the home page of Google Scholar. Since Google will receive large numbers of suggestions for Doodles it would help if the OA community could join us in lobbying… Continue

Added by Rob Ingram on August 23, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

OA, Free Culture and (hopefully) a campus-wide conversation

I've been having conversations with various people about Open Access. As an academic librarian, OA is an issue that resonates strongly with me. As an academic librarian at a liberal arts university with the traditional-aged undergraduate population as the majority user community, I've also been spending quite a bit of time thinking about how the values stressed within the OA movement can be best communicated and made… Continue

Added by Melissa Cardenas-Dow on August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

OA Week contests

Here at SUNY Buffalo we're thinking of having two OA Week contests. An OA Haiku contest for students, and a contest to name our institutional repository for faculty/staff and grad students. Anyone have experience running similar contests and have insight to share?

Added by Lori Widzinski on August 3, 2010 at 9:42am — 1 Comment

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