During the last eight years, the Obama Administration has embodied this year’s theme of “Open in Action.” The president and his team came into office with a strong public commitment to open government, and have demonstrated a commitment to open science as part of that agenda. As we approach the 2016 presidential election, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC, is working to ensure that open science…Continue
Posted by Katherine Garcia on October 27, 2016 at 10:00am
The Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions (COAPI) is a membership organization that has been working since 2011 to advance the promotion, passage, and implementation of Open Access policies at institutions of higher education. Membership in COAPI now includes 85 institutions. Membership carries no dues and is open to all North American institutions with policies in place, or those working to pass policies. The COAPI website at (…Continue
Posted by COAPI Steering Committee on October 27, 2016 at 9:00am
Despite many changes in scholarly publishing and evidence for an open access citation advantage, many faculty are still worried about how their publication choices might affect their case for promotion and tenure. Over the past several years, we have identified a few strategies to alleviate those concerns and encourage faculty to include the full range of scholarly products they create along with more diverse metrics for impact. As we describe in a recent College and Research Libraries News…Continue
Posted by Heather Coates on October 26, 2016 at 8:00am
The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) represents South Africa in the international community of science academies, and part of its mission is to proactively and reactively embark on a programme of systematic studies of evidence-based issues of national importance. As a signatory to the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to…Continue
Posted by Subhashish Panigrahi on October 25, 2016 at 7:30am
We’re all obsessed with self-measurement.
We measure how much we’re Liked online. We measure how many steps we take in a day. And as academics, we measure our success using publication counts, h-indices, and even Impact Factors.
But we’re missing something.
As academics, our fundamental job…Continue
International Open Access (OA) Week 2016 is fast approaching. This year's theme, "Open in Action," focuses on encouraging us to take concrete steps towards realizing the goal of open research. The Un…
From October 17 launched "Open Days library for first-year students," which will take nearly three weeks. More than 700 students attend classes on "library literacy".
In celebration of Open Access Week, ACS Webinars is giving scientists a taste of the best open science. ACS Webinars on-demand recordings, featuring presentations from the best and brightest in chemi…
As every year the Library of the University of Seville is joining the International Open Access Week 2016 with the following activities: 1. Training session to PDI on Open Access and Repository (Frid…