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Momentum continues: Open Access Week 2010 begins - Leading researchers present the individual and collective benefits of free online access to research

Washington, DC – Today marks the start of Open Access Week 2010, as thousands of scholars, faculty, and students in nearly 90 countries worldwide participate in events to raise awareness and advance understanding of the benefits of Open Access (OA). The week features the voices of top researchers who have stepped forward with first-hand accounts of how Open Access to research has positively impacted them and their ability to do their work. In opening remarks… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 18, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Register TODAY to receive your advance copy of the official Open Access Week kick-off event, with OA pioneer Harold Varmus

Top international researchers will champion the importance of Open

Access for advancing research at an online event to launch this year’s

Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010).



Nobel Prize-winning scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold

Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has

been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of

key roles – from introducing the topic of wider… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2010 at 10:49am — No Comments

Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event -- Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote

For immediate release

October 4, 2010



For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan, SPARC

(202) 296-2296

jennifer [at] arl [ dot] org



Leading scientists will be featured in Open Access Week kick-off event

Pioneering Open Access advocate Harold Varmus to keynote



Washington, DC – SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 4, 2010 at 1:06pm — No Comments

This is what we need! Great researcher video

Great work in the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Twitter hashtag

Hi all,

Let's use #OAW2010 as the Twitter hashtag for Open Access Week 2010.

All the best,

Jennifer

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

We challenge you!

A message to all members of Open Access Week

At this week's Webcast with SPARC director Heather Joseph, we talked about the important opportunity we have with this year's OA Week to surface evidence of how Open Access to research is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.



Heather pointed to a few examples, including how a recent and rare move to share research data on

Alzheimer's disease led to important advances (… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Directory opens for Open Access Week event details

(Posting on behalf of Peter and Robin)



The Open Access Directory (OAD) is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as a comprehensive source of information about events celebrating Open Access Week (OAW). This year's OAW is coming fast -- October 18-24, 2010.



Because OAD is a wiki, event organizers can enter their details directly. If you're planning an OAW event, please describe it on the wiki and help us spread the word about your event. …

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Video contest calls on students to say why they support Open Access -- prizes!!

Of interest to the OAW network, SPARC has just announced the fourth installment of the Sparky Awards -- a successful contact that invites students to express their support for Open Access to research in a two-minute video. It's a great way to get students involved and increase their comfort with copyright and reuse in the digital space. Plus, it's a great tool for fall classes.



Campuses have promoted the Sparky Awards during Open Access Week, as an easy way to get involved. As… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 9, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

OA Week fonts

In case you'd like to use the Open Access Week site fonts in your artwork, here they are! (With big thanks to Pat at PLoS). header_fonts.pdf

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 3, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

OPEN ACCESS T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE

Just in time for Open Access Week 2011, SPARC has again produced t-shirts for Open Access, Author Rights, and SPARC and are making them available at cost. U.S. orders should be placed by October 8 to ensure delivery by October 15. International orders should be placed by October 1.

ORDER NOW on the SPARC Web site.

Are you making shirts, too? SEND A SAMPLE. We'll collect all the…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Webcast invitation: The 2010 Open Access Week Challenge

A SPARC online event

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

12:00 – 1:00PM EST

Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register.



Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on August 25, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Week: Library Strategies for Advancing Change

by Jamaica Jones, Special Projects Librarian, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Andrew Waller, Licensing and Negotiations Librarian and Open Access Librarian, University of Calgary
with Jennifer McLennan, Director of Programs and Operations, SPARC
In the new issue of Research Library Issues. Check it out!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on July 23, 2010 at 10:23am — No Comments

Update and call for input -- July 9 deadline

Hi everyone,



We're looking at next steps for Open Access Week planning and I just took a look at the make up of our participants so far. WOW. If you haven't noticed the breadth and depth of the international group you're participating with here, do take a look. It's pretty amazing. (Do an advanced search at http://www.openaccessweek.org/profiles/members). We have a tremendous show from India and the U.S., plus a lot of… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on July 2, 2010 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Take-aways from today's event, Request for ideas

Hi everyone,



We had our first Open Access Week 2010 Web cast and planning event today -- June 2. We were so pleased to be joined by Andrew Waller from the University of Calgary and Jamaica Jones from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, who spoke about their hugely successful events -- and related Open Access progress -- in 2009 (thanks, guys!). The details about the event are here:… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on June 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Webcast invitation: Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event

Open Access Week 2010 Kick-Off Planning Event

A SPARC Webcast

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM Eastern

There is no fee to attend. Please register by June 1 at http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/event_registration.shtml



Open Access Week (OAW) 2010 has been declared for October 18th to 24th and promises to be the biggest event of its kind so far. Already, participation promises to… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on May 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2010 declared for October 18 to 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2010



For more information, contact:

Jennifer McLennan

(202) 296-2296 ext. 121

jennifer [at] arl [dot] org



Open Access Week 2010 declared for October 18 to 24

Researchers challenged to demonstrate the impact of Open Access on research and scholarship



(Washington, DC) Open Access Week, the global event to promote free, immediate,… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 28, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Open Access Week Challenge

This year’s OAWeek preparations kick off with a challenge to researchers from Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego and Founding Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology. In a video posted to the OA Week Web site, Bourne calls upon scholars to think beyond free and ready access to the literature – made possible by Open Access – and consider how technology may be deployed to advance research, to truly mine the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Research Funders -- Ideas

More than 200 agencies of all types – institutional, departmental, governmental, private, etc. – have crafted policies requiring that the research they fund be made available to the general public.

  • During Open Access Week 2009, The UK’s Wellcome Trust announced it would commit 2 million pounds to support publication in open-access journals (…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Researchers -- Ideas

  • To kick off Open Access Week 2010, Dr. Philip Bourne has challenged scholars to think beyond free and ready access to the literature – made possible by Open Access – and consider how technology may be deployed to advance research. Accept the challenge and report on how Open Access has changed your ability to conduct research, access literature, or teach. Post your report in text or video to…
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Added by Jennifer McLennan on April 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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