September 2011 Blog Posts (14)

Open Access Week at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH puts focus on the International Open Access Week.

We will organise lectures, seminars and discussions.

Among other things we wish to draw attention to the new KTH policy on scientific publishing.

 

KTH Open Access Week

Added by Margareta Fathli on September 29, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

About Open Educational Resources (OER)

To celebrate the appointment of Dr. Rory McGreal as the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Athabasca University is presenting a series of five noon hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by OER. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas.…

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Added by Tony Tin on September 28, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Meet Google at Stockholm University

Stockholm University proudly presents a great program for the Open Access week. Speakers from Google and PEER project (earlier representing Max Planck-society Digital Library) will discuss copyright issues, digital innovations in scholarly communication and much more!

 

No fee – Open Access of course!

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Added by Thomas Neidenmark on September 27, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Symbol or Character needed! (no image)

Urgently needed! A symbol or character version of the Open Acces logo to be used in Word!!!! So no icon or image but a character like the Copyright character © that we all know!  …

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Added by Guus van den Brekel (digicmb) on September 27, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

@mire presents: Request your free Open Access week doorhangers (SOLD OUT)

Currently, all available doorhangers have been requested and are prepared for shipment.

 

Open Access Week is approaching! I am proud to announce that @mire has committed to an official sponsorship of this initiative. As part of our involvement, we have produced Open Access Week doorhangers that we intend to send out to institutions…

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Added by Bram Luyten on September 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

First Open Access Week at the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia

SHOW (Share/OpenAccess/Worldwide) will be the first-of-its-kind event to celebrate Open Access Week in Croatia, held through October, 26 to October 27th 2011 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences within the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia.

The idea is to raise awareness among Croatian students about the importance of free flow of information and open access to research literature, which is not a familiar term, by raising…

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Added by Katarina Lovrecic on September 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Open Science at Georgia Tech

The Georgia Tech Library has consistently supported open access to scholarly literature. Dr. Nielsen, and other supporters, are trying to extend the concept, beyond just finished products, to the actual process of creating new scientific knowledge.  We hope this presentation will help spark further campus-wide conversations on both open science and open access issues.

- Lori Critz, Georgia Tech Subject Librarian and Faculty Engagement Department Head

Added by Georgia Tech Library on September 22, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

UWC Open Access Week activities

Dear OA Workers and friends

Some good news:

1.  UWC Library will be recruiting nationally for a new position: Head: Repository and Digital Scholarship Services.  Really looking forward to opening a new chapter for Openness at UWC with a dedicated staff member.  The ad should appear in Sunday Times before end of October - maybe coincide with OA Week!

 

2.  This year, we're putting our money where our mouth is with an opportunity for UWC researchers.  See the…

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Added by Allison Fullard on September 22, 2011 at 6:21am — No Comments

Are you a student or interested in working with students? Join our Student OA Week Organizers group!

If you're a student or interested in working with students during this year's Open Access Week, be sure to join our Student OA Week Organizers group!  There you can post your plans for the week to inspire others, ask questions, and get help to make your Open Access Week plans as successful as possible.  This year, students will be a bigger part of OA Week than ever, and the Student OA Week Organizers…

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Added by Nick Shockey on September 20, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Open Access Africa 2011 conference at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

Dear Colleague,

 

BioMed Central will be holding the Open Access Africa 2011 free two-day conference at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, 25 – 26 October 2011, and we would like to personally invite you to attend the event.

 

Now in its second year, the conference will discuss the benefits of open access publishing in an African context, from the perspective of both readers seeking access to information, and researchers seeking…

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Added by Richard B. Lamptey on September 16, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Webcast invitation: Open Access Week Idea Swap

Open Access Week Idea Swap

Another free SPARC online event

Monday, October 3, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 29 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=90

 

In 2010, Open Access Week (OAW) was the largest and most successful yet. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, last…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are you participating in OAWeek 2011, or just gathering information?

Members of the Open Access Week network may be planning to participate in 2011 OR just gathering information. Please update your profile now so we can give the world a good idea of how many are involved this year.

 

To update your profile:…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 14, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments

OA Week event details

If you're planning an event for OA Week this year, please add the details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

 

It's organized by region, and should help event…

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Added by Peter Suber on September 12, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Fall is here and OA Week soon to come

Hello OA friends!! We are getting geared up for an exciting week in October at George Mason University--setting up space, ordering materials, planning outreach, etc. I would love to hear about activities you have planned this year to involve students and faculty.

Added by Claudia Holland on September 1, 2011 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

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