March 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Understanding of Open Access

Dear colleagues,

The moment has come when all the thoughts, ideas, the initiatives and the best experiences concerning Open Access to find a streamlined expression capable to set in motion a vector for actions in Romania.

To this purpose, The Understanding of Open Access has been launched. It is a document with a double significance: “understanding” as a consensual agreement among the signatories and “understanding” meaning a good apprehension of the concepts behind…

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Added by Nicolaie Constantinescu on March 20, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments

EIFL Open Access advocacy grants deliver big results

Through EIFL-OA, 13 library consortia, libraries and organizations in Africa and Eastern Europe were awarded small grants in 2011 to implement national and institutional Open Access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities and Open Access publishing initiatives. Through small grants and support from their own institutions, the projects engaged in a wide variety of campaigns and activities, including: holding workshops, creating websites, building institutional repositories,…

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Added by Iryna Kuchma on March 15, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

A REPORT OF THE OPEN ACCESS WEEK CELEBRATION IN MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE UMUDIKE (MOUAU), ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.



In compliance to the actions to be taken as submitted in our proposal to International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) which attracted the grant of $500 in support of the OA week in MOUAU, Thursday 27th October 2011 was the day the university wide lecture on Open Access was held. It was titled:…

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Added by CHIMEZIE PATRICK UZUEGBU on March 14, 2012 at 7:15am — No Comments

OPEN ACCESS WEEK AT SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE IN TANZANIA

The Open Access (OA) Week at Sokoine University of Agriculture was celebrated from 24th to 30th October 2011; however some prior preparations started some two weeks before the event. Prior preparations were in the form of awareness creation; preparation of posters and leaflets; preparations of presentations; inviting…

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Added by Wulystan P. Mtega on March 8, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

CFP for Roundtable on Data Management for Humanities Research at MLA 2013

MLA Call for Papers: Issues in Data Management for Humanities Research

 In 2006 the American Council for Learned Societies released a report titled Our Cultural Commonwealth summarizing the promises and challenges of “big data” within the humanities and social sciences. The radical growth of computing,…

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Added by Spencer D. C. Keralis on March 7, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

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