November 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Tell the White House taxpayers should have access to the results of the research we fund - Act by Jan. 2

The opportunity

As part of the process of fulfilling Section 103 of the 2010 America COMPETES Act, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for broad public access and long-term stewardship to peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. The RFI poses eight multi-part…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on November 23, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Share Open Access Worldwide: A Reflexive Documentary Coming Soon! - Describing Open Access Week in Croatia

SHOW 2011 (share/openaccess/worldwide) was the first-of-its-kind event to celebrate Open Access Week in Croatia, organized by InTech’s Katarina Lovrecic and Ana Nodilo at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We tried to catch a glimpse of the future age where sharing is done digitally, information can flow freely and we can decide to either build barriers to contain it or give open access to share it – worldwide. We have seen ideas…

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Added by Katarina Lovrecic on November 17, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

'International Open Access Day' at CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, India

The ‘International Open Access Day’  was celebrated  at S R Valluri Auditorium in CSIR-NAL on October 24 2011 in commemoration with the ‘International Open Access Week’.  This global event in its 4th year is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they have learned from professional colleagues, and to help inspire in wider participation in helping to make OA a new norm in…

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Added by Dr. Poornima Narayana on November 14, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2011 Event in Republic of Macedonia - Report

Open Access Week 2011 event was held for the second consecutive time in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius”, Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski” on Friday, 23-rd of October from 13.00 until 15.00. The small group of attendees was mainly composed from university professors, researchers, information professionals, librarians and PhD students from the Faculties and research centers from the University “St. Cyril and Methodius”. In addition, this year we…

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Added by Dimitar Poposki on November 13, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments

'International Open Access Day' at CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, India

The ‘International Open Access Day’  was celebrated  at S R Valluri Auditorium in CSIR-NAL on October 24 2011 in commemoration with the ‘International Open Access Week’.  This global event in its 4th year is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share what they have learned from professional colleagues, and to help inspire in wider participation in helping to make OA a new norm in…

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Added by Dr. Poornima Narayana on November 11, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments

Registration is now open: November 15 Open Access Week review

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM Eastern

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by November 14 at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=100.

Please join SPARC November 15 for a review of Open Access Week 2011. Participants worldwide will come together for an online discussion to share successes, challenges, and great ideas taken from this year's celebration.…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on November 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

NML Institutional Repository and Eprints

NML Eprints repository was established in September 2009 with the objective of providing Open Access dissemination of scientific knowledge generated at CSIR-NML Jamshedpur, India. NML’s Eprints gateway has considerably enhanced its global visibility and its popularity has increased exponentially. Eprints@NML is registered with OAIister, Open DOAR, ROAR and indexed by search engines like - Google, Google Scholar, Base, Scirus etc. NML repository has achieved more than 30% annual increase in…
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Added by Anjani Kumar Sahu on November 4, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

WVU libraries celebrate international open access

West Virginia University Libraries are celebrating International Open Access Week.

During this week, libraries around the world make a concerted effort to address the benefits of open access –the free availability of journals, theses and dissertations on the Internet shared for education.

 

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Added by John Hagen on November 3, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Open Access Week at UCT Wrap Up

The infographic below sums up the activities that took place at UCT during Open Access Week. Thank you to everyone who made it a success!

 

Added by Shihaam Shaikh on November 3, 2011 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

The top 20 countries for scientific output

There are a number of reasons why some countries publish more than others but it is no real surprise that the USA produces the most scientific papers. Over the period 1999-2009 there were 2.9 million scientific papers published in the USA according to Essential Science Indicators at Thomson Reuters (see infographic) (http://sciencewatch.com/dr/cou/2009/09decALL/). This is considerably more than the next two countries in the top 20…

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Added by Jo Young on November 1, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

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