BioMed Central Managing Director Matthew Cockerill was interviewed today by China Book Business Report in Beijing, talking about his views and insights on Open Access publishing, institutional repositories, funding policies across the world and other matters related to Open Access. Matt also shared his perspectives on OA developments in China.
China Book Business Report is one of the most prominent industry newspapers in…Continue
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Peer reviewed journal articles and other research outputs resulting in whole or in part from publicly-funded research should be deposited in an Open Access repository and made publicly discoverable, accessible and re-usable as soon as possible and on an on-going basis... Researchers are…Continue
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"The researchers and employees of the [HAS] - including researchers of the subsidized research units and Momentum research groups - should make their scientific publications Open Access. Open Access could be achieved by i.) self-archiving in institutional or discipline-based repositories, ii.) publishing them in Open Access journals or in hybrid journals offering paid…Continue
Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments
Renaissance Scholarly Communications owner and consultant John Hagen provided a keynote address today for an OA Week online conference hosted at PUC-Lima, Peru. The conference was broadcast live and available for later viewing at http://envivo.pucp.edu.pe/oaw2012. Hagen's talk titled "Fear and Loathing in Academia 2.0" is…Continue
Added by John Hagen on October 24, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Showcasing of various open access resources relevant to each faculty currently in progress. These show and tell sessions are aimed at introducing clients to the wealth of Free information available at their finger tips that is valueable in their studies or research. Our librarians are delivering these show and tell workshops in the library and feedback received from clients very positive. Will continue with these sessions even after OA week.
Added by Freeman Zulu on October 24, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments
During Open Access Week, the Vaal University Library is offering a 50% discount to clients who are paying outstanding fines or returning overdue books during the week of 22 - 28 October. After announcing this in the library slot on the campus radio, via e-mail and through notices, response is overwhelming. Students were informed via sms and staff members were e-mailed, VUT community is using this opportunity to clear their accounts and access library material again.
Added by Freeman Zulu on October 24, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Relaciones, the offcial publication of the Sociedad Argentina de Antropología, announced today that it had concluded digitizing their entire collection (volumes 1-36, 1937-2011) and is available on their web site. The journal will continue to be published both in print and online marking a new stage in the history of the publication.
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Added by María José Figuerero on October 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
We have now published a tutorial video on how to search in DOAJ in order to make it easier for users to find and search in the directory.
Please see the video here: DOAJ http://screencast.com/t/F1VjkQ1RxvJ
Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 24, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".
Like many great academic research libraries Columbia University Libraries feature remarkable resources–and lots of them: "The library's collection would stretch 174 miles end-to-end, and is growing at a…
Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 24, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments
In acknowledgement of the Open Access Week I have initiated a mini-seminar for the UJ Faculty of Science academics and postgraduate students on 23 October 2012. For venue, I selected one of the available lecture halls, which happen to be convenient, as it was close to the Sciences departments. Thirteen (13) researchers, Masters and PhD students were in attendance from Biochemistry, Chemistry and Botany Departments.
At the seminar we had also six (6) representatives from the library:…Continue
Added by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Library participated in Open Access Week (OAW) for the first time in 2010. The concept was introduced to JKUAT by Ms. Jane Gikandi who was the then Head of the ICT section and has moved on to a different university. The library entered the INASP OAW 2010 competition and won a grant of 300$. This helped us in printing of promotional materials.
The success of our OAW activities can largely be attributed to our…Continue
Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 24, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments
Between October 22 – 28, the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) joins the celebrations for the International Open Access Week, organizing a series of events -informative sessions and seminar- which aim to broaden understanding and raise awareness of open access issues. The ‘Seminar for Open Access and Helios Repository’ is the core event organized to inspire participation in the institution's open access strategies. Read more at …Continue
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MDPI launches a new Open Access jorunal Publications (ISSN 2304-6775, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications), the Editor in Chief is Prof. Dr. John J. Regazzi, there are nearly 30 editorial board members at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/publications/editors.
Publications is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal…Continue
Added by Lei Jiang on October 24, 2012 at 4:11am — No Comments
Today we had a great turnout for our discussion Open Data and Open Access in Woods Hole; join us Thursday at noon in the Grass Reading Room for the discussion " A Woods Hole Open Access Discussion for 2012"Continue
Added by Matthew Person on October 23, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Monday, October 22, 2012
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
On Monday October 22nd SPARC and The World Bank Co-sponsored an event entitled “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank. This event served as a kickstart to the sixth Open Access Week.
The distinguished panel of speakers was comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in…Continue
Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Check out Heather Joseph's, Excutive Director of SPARC, blog post on OA Week 2012. Snippet below with link to full text:
Open Access Week 2012 is underway, and we here at SPARC are watching with delight as the buzz from the announcements, events, contests, launches, and just plain cool activities underway in the community continues to grow.
Now in its 6th year, SPARC’s Open Access Week, an annual, global event that promotes the adoption of Open Access as the new…
Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
This week, BioOne and Dartmouth announced the upcoming launch of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program. Elementa was created through a collaboration among BioOne, Dartmouth, and several other leading research universities, and will publish original research that will report new knowledge of the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems during this era of human impacts. Elementa will publish contributions that explore feedbacks between…Continue
Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Digitization of fragile film and video resources is the first step towards making sure they are preserved into the future. Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives published an example of a video from The Fortunoff Video Archive Holocaust Testimonies, a historic collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, to demonstrate how important it is not only to digitize video resources, but to do it as soon as possible.…
Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 23, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
Just in time for Open Access Week 2012 the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) have now finalized their Science Policy Briefing on Open Access in Biomedical Research. This report aims to accelerate the adoption of open access to research articles in the biomedical sciences.…Continue
Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
Since last week that U.Porto has spread the news about the International Open Access Week within its academic and scientific community and about the activities that started yesterday with the creation of a specific area at the Information System of the university, dedicated to open access events that occur during these days - https://sigarra.up.pt/reitoria/pt/web_base.gera_pagina?p_pagina=1012466.
Added by Teresa Sousa on October 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments