October 2012 Blog Posts (94)

Create. Attract. Deposit.

The Scholar Electronic Repository of the New Bulgarian University was presented among the winning institutions on the Open Repositories 2012 7th International Conference of the Open Repositories event.

 

The first institutional…

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Added by New Bulgarian University Library on October 31, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

UCT Open Access Week Resources Now Available

Open access has been showed by numerous studies to increase citation to scholars’ work of all kinds. The online environment also means that new forms of impact can be measured and in new ways. Alternative metrics (ALTmetrics) provide a new approach to analysing impact beyond that of tradition citations, considering other indicators such as downloads and references in social media. The internet has shrunk the world and allows scholars to connect and collaborate across the globe in real time.…

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Added by Shihaam Shaikh on October 30, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

The OA Interviews: Ian Gibson, former Chairman of the UK House of Commons Science & Technology Committee

Brilliant and revealing interview by Richard Poynder of Ian Gibson about the epochal 2004 UK Green OA Mandate Recommendation:

http://poynder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-oa-interviews-ian-gibson-former.html

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 29, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

OPUSeJ Project

OPUSeJ (Open-access Peer-reviewed Universal Scholarly electronic Journal) at www.opusej.org. is a new site, still in an incubation state, which is our answer to "Set the default to OPEN ACCESS". OPUSeJ is an academic article sharing site designed to handle all scholarly articles. Any article, by any author, on any subject, in any language, in any format could be submitted for peer-review to be published for free online access by all. Any article (or a…

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Added by Donato Pezzutto on October 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ALWAYS MORE Splendid Stuff: postcards, football, Muppets frm Digital Repository at U Maryland

To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".



The University of Maryland Libraries, a DuraSpace Silver Sponsor and long-time user of Fedora and DSpace, are continuing to add to digitize…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 26, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Testing the Finch Hypothesis on Green OA Mandate Effectiveness

We have now tested the Finch Committee's Hypothesis that Green Open Access Mandates are ineffective in generating deposits in institutional repositories. With data from ROARMAP on institutional Green OA mandates and data from ROAR on institutional repositories, we show that deposit number and rate is significantly correlated with mandate strength (classified as…

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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 26, 2012 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Video of the Open Access Workshop at the University of Turin (Italian)

Here is the video of the Workshop Open Access and scholarly communication: opportunities for a new open science (in Italian) held at the University of Turin last October 24th:

www.unito.it/media/?content=5532

Added by Elena Giglia on October 26, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Open Access: a profitable choice for publishers

SEEd is an Italian medical publishing house, founded in 2000 and based in Turin. SEEd publishes an extensive range of medical books, multimedia tools, and biomedical journals dedicated to the retraining of doctors and other health professionals (http://www.edizioniseed.it/).

In 2010 the publisher, Simone Eandi, decided to start a new journal, Reviews in Health Care (…

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Added by Elena Giglia on October 26, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Excellent video on why we need open access from PHD Comics. Happy Open Access Week! http://youtu.be/L5rVH1KGBCY

Excellent video on why we need open access from PHD Comics. Happy Open Access Week!

http://youtu.be/L5rVH1KGBCY


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Added by John Hagen on October 26, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

R2RC Partners with PhD Comics for Open Access Week Video!



It's already been such a lively, interactive, and productive Open Access Week 2012. And now the Right to Research Coalition just launched an amazing video in collaboration with PhD Comics to really wrap up the week nicely. The video entitled “Open Access Explained!” is the perfect resource to…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 26, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Open access: everyone has the right to knowledge

Hot off the press today:

Open access: everyone has the right to knowledge: https://theconversation.edu.au/open-access-everyone-has-the-right-to-knowledge-10342

Hope you enjoy, feel free to share. Great to link with you all via twitter also: @sandrodemaio

Sandro

Dr. Alessandro R Demaio MBBS…

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Added by Alessandro Demaio on October 26, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Another Successful Open Access Week in Woods Hole Massachusetts

Today, October 24th, the MBLWHOI Library of the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution held a general Open Access discussion involving divergent points of view...and we all had some cake to celebrate the day as well!

Let them eat cake!

The…

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Added by Matthew Person on October 25, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2012 - Set the Default to Open Access

Open Access Week 2012 - Set the Default to Open Access


My summary of Open Access Week things on the web thus far this week.

Added by Graham Steel on October 25, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Open Access Seminar @ Vaal University of Technology, 25/10/12

I have attended today, 25 October 2012 an Open Access Seminar at Vaal University of Technology.

Thanks to the VUT Library for organising the event and especially to Mr. Freeman Zulu, VUT Library Director: Client Services for inviting me to speak.

We had a lovely morning engaging in conversation about OA, the important role of the Institutional Repositories in making available free research content; OA South African & African collections, etc.

The…

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Added by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Splendid Stuff" for Open Access Week: Letters from the Smithsonian Digital Repository

To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".

Most of the items collected in the Smithsonian Digital Repository, a component of Smithsonian Research Online managed by the SI…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 25, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Regulation and Reality: experiences of a ‘gold’ open access social sciences publisher

When the British government took the brave decision to implement all of the recommendations of Dame Janet Finch’s Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, in July 2012, I for one gave a little jump for joy. I worked for six years in traditional subscription publishing and became increasingly disillusioned with the flagrant abuse of taxpayers’ money, as well as the many flaws within the publishing system itself – loss of copyright, time-to-publication, the…

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Added by Dan Scott on October 25, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

JKUAT

Is anything goin in in JKUAT during this year's OAW????

Added by Owino Maurice Odipo on October 25, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

Please Register OA Mandates in ROARMAP

OA Week has already generated several important OA mandates and mandate recommendations (from Hungary, Japan, Brazil, Science Europe, Ireland).

If your institution, funder or nation has adopted or proposed an Open Access Mandate, please register it in ROARMAP (Registry of Open Access Mandatory Archiving Policies): http://roarmap.eprints.org

This will inform the world about OA progress and…

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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:42am — No Comments

ROARMAP: Science Europe Green Open Access Mandate Recommendation

http://roarmap.eprints.org/704/

"Funders should adopt a clear statement in favour of open access, provide a mechanism for funding gold open access and employ clear and binding mandates for green open access. They should encourage and work towards enabling gold open access publication and at the same time…

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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments

ROARMAP: Japan Ministry of Culture and Science Recommends OA Policy

http://roarmap.eprints.org/706/

The establishment of open access [is] promoted in the Fourth Science and Technology Basic Plan. Funding agencies should require researchers to report to them the method of access to the results of the funded research, including its open access availability, to control the relationship between funding and its consequences. The research results report form of Grants for…

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Added by Stevan Harnad on October 25, 2012 at 7:27am — No Comments

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