October 2011 Blog Posts (67)

Save the date: Open Access Week 2011 wrap up

On November 15, at 1:00pm Eastern, SPARC will host another online discussion through the openaccessweek.org network, to gather participants and talk through this year’s milestones, experiences, and goals for 2012. Please save the date and watch for more post-OA week news from SPARC, the official organizer, later this week.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Open Access Week 2011 wrap up

Another free SPARC online event

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1:00 – 2:00PM…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 31, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The Publication Paradox

This week is Open Access Week (follow #oaweek on Google+ and Twitter), and while I've…

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Added by Raymond Johnson on October 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

OA Repositories @ INDIA

Cross Archive Search Service for Indian Repositories (CASSIR)



This service is a part of the project "Development of OAI-Based Institutional Research Repository Services in India", sponsored by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science &… Continue

Added by Dr. Rupak Chakravarty on October 28, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Promoting Open Access (Week)

I have developed (and will keep on updating) Open Access Portal

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Added by Dr. Rupak Chakravarty on October 28, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

DSpace Open Access repository development in Africa: Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe



PART FIVE:
Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe This is the fifth of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011. The first part (Botswana, Ethiopia and Ghana) may be found here:…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

R2RC Launches New Open Publishing Guide for Students





The Right to Research Coalition has announced a new student guide to…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 27, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments

The Birth of JIDC...A new kind of Journal

 

 

In the beginning . . . there was . . . an Idea . . . JIDC

There is an old saying that “Success has a thousand mothers and failure has none”. JIDC, I am proud to say, has thousands of mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. Truly, thousands. The success is of JIDC is the…

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Added by Salvatore Rubino on October 27, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

WVU Libraries Participate in International Digital Library Projects

As we celebrate international open access week, the West Virginia University (WVU) Libraries remain at the forefront of global outreach in supporting research through the early adoption of digital library programs as well as sharing their knowledge and experience by providing assistance to schools interested in implementing electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs and…

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Added by John Hagen on October 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2011: A Short History of Open Access

Access to information is a basic human right.

Free exchange of scientific information forms the basis for economic, cultural, social and scientific development. Unfortunately the free exchange of information is severely compromised by the restricted access model of scientific publishers and the dependency of scientists on the publication of results in high impact restricted access journals.

 

This year the week of 24-30th of October is…

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Added by Tom Olijhoek on October 27, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

DSpace Open Access repository development in Africa: Sudan, South Africa



PART FOUR:
Sudan, South Africa This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011. The first part (Botswana, Ethiopia and Ghana) may be found here:…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 27, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Dutch Malaria Foundation supports Open Access

The Dutch Malaria Foundation was founded in 2010. We are committed to a world without malaria. We want to achieve this by combining integrated, responsible pest control with…

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Added by Tom Olijhoek on October 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Guerilla Open Access: To Be or Not To Be?

Aaron Swartz, Greg Maxwell, et al have been vocal in their support of guerilla open access. While I am all for open access (or else why would I be here, right?), I have my share of doubts regarding the issue of embracing illegal methods to further the cause of open access.

In my third post in the series of posts, celebrating this year's open access week, I take a look into the issue of guerilla open access and why I do not think this is the panacea we are looking for.

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Added by Pranab Chatterjee on October 27, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Picture card show

Dear All,

 

Check "Open Access in 3 minutes"  ! 

“Open Access” in 3 minutes (ppt)

 

A self-running PowerPoint presentation.



 Ikuko

Added by Ikuko TSUCHIDE on October 27, 2011 at 4:34am — No Comments

Thank You to Cameroon -- Compliments on the JIDC Mentoring System

A couple of weeks ago, JIDC Editor-in-Chief Salvatore Rubino received a letter from a researcher in Cameroon.  The letter from Jane-Francis Akoachere of the University of Buea in…

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Added by Alyson Ann Kelvin on October 26, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Make hay when the sun shines!

Not everything is peachy in the world of Open Access publication, and in this next post, I tackle the issue of predatory open access. I have kept it short intentionally mainly because the issue is not something I want too many people to get too suspicious about and hence send out a wrong impression about the whole deal of Open Access. But, at the same time, I want everyone to be aware of what they are getting themselves into and not get duped by posers who are setting the open access…

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Added by Pranab Chatterjee on October 26, 2011 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Thanks to Donna for moderating members and blog posts

Folks,

I'd like to offer special thanks to Donna Okubo from the Public Library of Science who has been monitoring this site continually for new members and new content, and releasing both from the moderation queue. We unfortunately still need to guard both from spam and spammers and it's a big job to keep an eye on all of the amazing activity on this site. Donna, THANK YOU for keeping the OA Week site alive…

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Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 26, 2011 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem -- Help us Empower Students and Hack for Social Good!

Oct 26-28th: help us empower at-risk kids and reboot education.

 

From Oct 26-28, during the DIYDays LA conference and Open Access Week, The Workbook Project along with UCLA, FreedomLab Future Studies and the Mozilla Foundation will host a think-tank meets hackathon called Wicked Solutions for a Wicked Problem…

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Added by Elena Parker on October 26, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

DSpace Open Access repository development in Africa: Mozambique, Senegal



PART THREE:
Mozambique, Senegal This is the third of a five-part series that looks at Open Access repository development in twelve African countries in celebration of Open Access Week Oct. 24-30, 2011. The first part (Botswana, Ethiopia and Ghana) may be found here:…

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Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 26, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

MBLWHOI Library supports our Open Access authors

The MBLWHOI Library in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

supports our Open Access authors

(anyone may use the above photo)…

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Added by Matthew Person on October 26, 2011 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

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