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Theme of 2016 International Open Access Week to be “Open in Action”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be “Open in Action.”…

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Posted by Nick Shockey on May 12, 2016 at 9:45am

Open Access Week: A View from Nepal

OA advocates like me have been waiting for this significant and riveting time of the year. The highlight of this year is definitely the International Open Access Week; a focal week, when the global community unites to celebrate the achievements of openness, organize different events around the world in collaboration with one another, plan for the future and eulogize…

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Posted by Roshan Karn on October 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Why do I support Open Access

It was in mid September last year that I heard something about Open Access when I attended an academic event .The man said what Open Access means and said that will get more information about it well when we attend the Medical student’s conference later that year.

 The medical student’s conference was very interactive and among the pre-conference workshops that were present, Open Access workshop was among them and I really didn’t waste any minute and signed up for it.

That was…

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Posted by Benson Bryceson Mringo on October 19, 2015 at 4:32pm

Opening up access to research and information isn't a luxury – it's a necessity

Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.…

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Posted by Ina Smith on October 20, 2015 at 6:30am

SPARC Africa: capacitating Africa towards access to Open Scholarship

In response to the portentous need of access to scholarly content by the African research community, an additional SPARC Chapter, SPARC Africa, has been established and was launched at the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Academic and  Research Libraries (ARL) Satellite meeting on the 14th August 2015.  The Chapter’s primary focus will be to capacitate Africans in academic and research sectors to champion…

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Posted by Jill Claassen on October 19, 2015 at 10:00am

SPARC & Wikipedia Library Announce the Wikipedia Open Access Week Edit-a-thon

In celebration of International Open Access Week and this year’s theme of “Open for Collaboration,” SPARC and the Wikimedia Foundation’s Wikipedia Library are co-hosting a global, virtual edit-a-thon for Open Access-related content on Wikipedia. 

Wikipedia is the first source that many consult about…

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Posted by Nick Shockey on September 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

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Disseminate the results of research in Open Access at Egypt

October 16, 2016 all day
The purpose of the training is to understand further the added value of the concept of Open Access, to compare the French open archive HAL to the academic social networks and, at the end, to deposit in HAL.In fact, the training will also cover the questions of copyright and digital identity of the researcher on the Internet.See More
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"Doors are open : Know about open Access" Theme for OPEN ACCESS WEEK at AISSMS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING PUNE, INIDA

Open Access Week is getting celebrated all over the world from 25 October to 29 October 2016 Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles, coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Over the past decade, Open Access has become central to advancing the interests of researchers, scholars, students, businesses, and the public as well as librarians. This Year AISSMS College of Engineering Library is planning open access week on…See More
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The first Open Access Repository in Malta: two years of challenges and experiences

Two years after the launch of the first open access repository in Malta, some thoughts and observations on the evolution of this project can be made. Unfortunately, disseminating information and speaking at local conferences was not enough to persuade academics to upload material. In consequence, the University started working on an OA policy to mandate submissions onto the repository.**In September 2014, the University of Malta (UM) launched its Open Access (OA) Institutional Repository (IR)…See More
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Vrushali Dandawate at India

October 20, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Two Day National Level WorkshopOn“Doors are open : Know about Open Access"20-21 October 2016See More
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Alain Marois commented on Pascal Aventurier's event L'open access en action : dispositifs de valorisation de la recherche 24 octobre 2016 - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse / INRA PACA
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L'open access en action : dispositifs de valorisation de la recherche 24 octobre 2016 - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse / INRA PACA at France

October 24, 2016 from 10am to 5pm
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L'open access en action : dispositifs de valorisation de la recherche 24 octobre 2016 - Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse / INRA PACA at France

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Acceso abierto en Colombia

Este grupo busca conectar a las diferentes personas y organizaciones que en Colombia están interesadas en apoyar y promover el acceso abierto, y en un sentido específico, la ciencia abierta.See More
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Unlocking the Library: Reading, Writing and Working in the Open at United States of America

October 26, 2016 from 4pm to 5pm
Panel Presentation & DiscussionTopics and presenters:"Libraries and Open Access - What is it? Why does it matter?" (Anne Rauh, Librarian for Science and Engineering, Syracuse University) "Woolf and OA - would Virginia Woolf support OA?" (Chris Forster, Assistant Professor of English, Syracuse University) Forester will tie the themes of OA to those discussed in the COR100 common reading, A Room of One's Own. Virginia Woolf was an advocate for information access for all, but as a…See More
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Celebrating Open Access Week at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada

We will have a panel discussion about Open Access Publishing on Thursday, October 27 at noon in L950.In addition,Gerald Beasley, the University Librarian from the University of Alberta, will present our annual Open Access Week talk, Open Access in Action, on October 27 at 3 pm in the Library. Please join us if you are interested.  The event will be streamed live.  Information about how to access the stream will be provided in this blog in advance.See More
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Serving as Associate Editor, DOAJ

I'm pleased to share with you that I'm now serving as Associate Editor, DOAJ. See More
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