August 2013 Blog Posts (9)

President of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) analyses the state of Open Access in NATURE

Open Access to academic publications is on the tear, but the transition period seems to be long and expensive. To overcome this, research funders and research performing organisations have to launch common positions and funding programmes, especially to counteract the market power of some oligopolistic academic publishers. Europe is in an ideal position to take the lead in this process.

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Added by Falk Reckling on August 29, 2013 at 8:20am — No Comments

Set the default to open

Updating the following resources:

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Added by Ron Mader on August 28, 2013 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Open Access week at UNC Greensboro

Faculty Senate Forum will sponsor a program on October 22, 2013 from 2-3pm in Room 120, School of Education Building

"Alternative Metrics for evaluating impact of scholarly articles"  by Jennifer Lin from PLOS 

A Faculty panel discussion will follow

Added by Beth Bernhardt on August 28, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2013 Planning - start posting your events now

Whether your events are focused on getting faculty and students informed on Open Access Issues or if you want to promote Open Access projects your campus has begun, start planning and posting your events now to get maximum participation! And don't forget to post your events on the Wiki page as well. This is useful because it…

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Added by Nick Shockey on August 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

SPARC Webcast Demystifying Hackathon's with Brian Glanz now Available

On our August 6, 2013 webcast our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, showed us that Hackathons are not just for the technologists. Open Access Week is now just around the corner (October 21-27) and a Hackathon is a great way to stir interest, involvement, and possibly create finished projects using Open Access content.

Our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, is the founder of the Open Science Federation and co-founder of the American chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation. With…

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Added by Nick Shockey on August 20, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

SPIE and Developing Countries

To support researchers in developing or soft-currency countries, SPIE participates in the eJDS program of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, providing on demand papers to individual scientists. Also, through the Information Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications PERii program, SPIE provides access to libraries in developing nations at no or marginal cost.

Added by SPIE Digital Library on August 14, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Negative results or contributions to knowledge?

Negative results are to be expected in experimental science. Most researchers have lab books and files full of negative data, blurry gel photos and graphs showing no significant differences. When I was still working at the bench, the normal procedure was to shelve this data and keep working until…

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Added by Jo Young on August 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Event - Open [access, data, source]: science & data in the 21st century

Announcing our Open Access Week event!

Open [access, data, source]: science & data in the 21st century

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Added by Jo Young on August 8, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

SPARC's Webcast on Hackathon with Brian Glanz Slides up

On our August 6, 2013 webcast our guest speaker, Brian Glanz, showed us that Hackathons are not just for the technologists. Open Access Week is now just around the corner (October 21-27) and a Hackathon is a great way to stir interest, involvement, and possibly create finished projects using Open Access content.



Our guest…

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Added by Nick Shockey on August 6, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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