The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…Continue
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As Open Access Week in October is not very convenient for our students and staff, due to examination time, our institution held our Open Access Week Seminar on 19 September 2017. You can see our programme and the presentations at: http://libguides.wits.ac.za/openaccess_a2k_scholarly_communication/OAWeek…Continue
Added by Denise Nicholson on October 17, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments
Academic publishing is still largely the domain of traditional academic journals. Academics understand the impact of their work when published in an established and prestigious peer-reviewed journal. It means esteem for the work, for them, and for the universities they represent. It can also mean progress along the pathway to tenure or grant funding or a desired position within the university. Academic journals still command a great deal of influence. However, open access publishing (OA) is…Continue
Added by Enago Academy on October 16, 2017 at 6:19am — No Comments
Open science is an effort that aims to make scientific research, data, and its distribution accessible to all. This involves practices like publishing open research and campaigning for open access. It encourages scientists to have an open notebook policy and make it less cumbersome to publish and convey scientific knowledge. Open science embodies an innovative way to conduct research, collaborate with other scientists and share information with a wider audience. Both digital technology and…Continue
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Invitation to a series of webinars on "Incentives for sharing research data" - An African Open Science Platform initiative
The Open Science movement – focused on making research data, software code and experimental methods publicly available and transparent - is steadily gaining momentum. According to Gewin (2016), “[A]a spirit of openness is gaining traction in the…Continue
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I would want to post what the University of Nigeria Open Access Group is doing. We are a group of Librarians, Lecturers, Scientists and Postgraduate Students dedicated to advocating Open Access in Nigeria, with University of Nigeria Nsukka as our starting point. This group was birthed in March, 2017 after the founder of Open Access Nigeria, Dr. Ahmed Ogunlaja visited the University for a meeting with …Continue
La semaine internationale du libre accès (Open access week) est devenue le rendez-vous annuel du monde scientifique consacré aux enjeux économiques et éthiques de la publication scientifique et aux nouvelles pratiques de la science…Continue
Added by Magalie LE GALL on September 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
during the open access week we will conducting Information Literacy(IL) course offered by University of Dar es Salaam library at references services collection. IL is an online course designed to empower library users with enough skills in search and retrieving relevant…Continue
Caroline Zeglen and I at Pendergrass Library https://www.lib.utk.edu/agvet/ created this form in July 2017 to try it at a continuing education seminar day…Continue
Added by Ann Viera on September 15, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments
In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.
This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…Continue
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Training-the-Trainers of Open Access
The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…Continue
Added by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
As Open Access advocates, we are excited to launch FlourishOA, a new online service that helps put “open” into action.
The rapid growth of Open Access (OA) publishing presents novel opportunities and challenges for researchers and publishers alike. There is a growing demand for quantitative tools to assist users in assessing the reputation, cost-effectiveness, and overall publication quality of OA journals. FlourishOA provides a data-driven web app…Continue
Added by Ashley Farley on January 18, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The agriculture in the world under the changing climate scenario is facing many challenges and needs utmost attention and support for the development of adaptive, resilient and sustainable livelihoods. Research outputs generated in addressing these challenges faced by agriculture need to be immediately available to…Continue
Added by Sridhar Gutam on December 7, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments
With the exponential growth of the Open Access movement over the past decade, it is undeniable that major steps are underway toward broadening both the reach and availability of scientific research. But not every development has been a step in the right direction, and for some, Open Access has become synonymous with negative connotations. The most notable unfortunate byproduct of the boom in numbers and access to scientific journals has been the…Continue
Added by Peaches Udoma on October 30, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments
Join PLOS in celebrating Open Access Week by being Open in Action!
Added by Allison Hawxhurst on October 28, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments
What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!
The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.
Find and request articles and…Continue
Added by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments
Most papers that are free-to-read are available thanks to “green OA” copies posted in institutional or subject repositories. The fact these copies are available for free is fantastic because anyone can read the research, but it does present a major challenge: given the DOI of a paper, how can we find the open version, given there are so many different…Continue
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