October 2012 Blog Posts (93)

Open Access Resources

To celebrate Open Access Week 2012, I would like to share with you my LibGuides as follows:-


 Open Access, A2K & Scholarly Communication:



Open Educational Resources:



Added by Denise Nicholson on October 21, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Open Access lunch seminar at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands Monday 22 October 2012

The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education was established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure. UNESCO-IHE continues the work that began in 1957 when IHE first offered a postgraduate diploma course in hydraulic engineering to practising professionals from developing countries.…


Added by LP Darvis on October 20, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Showcase your research on the Global Stage!

Wits academics are invited to contact Denise Nicholson at denise.nicholson@wits.ac.za to learn how to upload copies of their publications onto Wits Institutional Repository on DSpace (WIReDSpace) (http://ning.it/PFCy9g).  Find out what your publishers' copyright policies in this regard are by checking SHERPA/ROMeO website at http://ning.it/QF6du0

For information…


Added by Denise Nicholson on October 20, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments



  • IJMESS is recognized by American Economic Association (AEA) the annotations can be found in Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).
  • IJMESS is in license agreement with Global Content Alliance (GCA) for maximum expsure of its contents.
  • Press release facility available if required.

Indexing and Abstracting:

  • Cabell's Directories (U.S.A)
  • Ulrich's Web…

Added by Ch. Mahmood Anwar on October 20, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments

HowOpenIsIt? Open Access Spectrum Guide Released in time for OA Week 2012!

In preparation for Open Access Week (October 22-28), we are issuing the final version of the Open Access Spectrum Guide (OAS) today so that people can download and print it for their use next week and beyond. This resource outlines the core components of open access (e.g., reader rights, reuse rights,…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 19, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Open Access Week @ University of Liege

This year  for the Open Access Week, the University of Liege (ULg) and its Library have launched a large campaign for information:

  •  An interactive video produced by the WebTV ULg - to be seen from 22 October on YouTube, the University website and on the institutional repository ORBi.
  • Systematic contact of ULg researchers who deposit their full texts in…

Added by Dominique Chalono on October 19, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

DOAJ tutorial video

We have just published a new DOAJ tutorial video!

If you are interested please look at the video here: http://screencast.com/t/pfyZlOZdj

Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 19, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Open Access Week at University of Salamanca (Spain)

The University of Salamanca participates, again this year, in Open Access Week. The scheduled activities aim to make known the initiatives developed  to open access in the USAL  (Institutional Repository Gredos, University Open Access Journals and Open Course Ware).  At the same time it aims to increase the involvement of researchers in the open…


Added by Tránsito Ferreras Fernández on October 18, 2012 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

Peter Suber's New Book "Open Access"

Please take a look at Peter Suber's new book, Open Access. In it he chronicles the many advantages the Internet provides in getting ideas out there. He's also posting updates and supplements to this book on his website. This is a great Open Access tool!…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto

We are thrilled to announce the publication of "The Denton Declaration: An Open Data Manifesto."


The Declaration was developed in the wake of UNT's 3rd Annual Open Access Symposium by a national panel of leaders in research data management. The Declaration emphatically states a vision for openness in research data that bridges the converging interests of diverse stakeholders and promotes collaboration, transparency,…


Added by Spencer D. C. Keralis on October 18, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

OA Week 2012 @ UNT

For the first time, the University of North Texas is participating in International Open Access Week, and the Digital Scholarship Co-Operative and Libraries are taking the lead!  DiSCo and the Libraries are teaming up with the College of Information and the Honors College, and UNT's Research and Visualization Environment (RAVE), to offer educational programming about the importance of OA @ UNT. There are four major events planned - a faculty panel, a student…


Added by Spencer D. C. Keralis on October 18, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

New Guide for OA Good Practices launched

Please utilize this great new resource created by Peter Suber and Stuart M. Shieber to showcase best practices in University OA Policies.

Added by Nick Shockey on October 18, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Anticipated new journal, eLife, publishes first articles

eLife, the new open-access journal for outstanding scientific advancements, has published its first four research articles.

First announced in summer 2011, eLife is a researcher-led initiative for the best in science and science communication. Backed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, the initiative’s first aim is to launch an open-access journal for outstanding advances in life science and…


Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 15, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Open Access Week - 2012

New Journals:

International Journal of Infection and Microbiology joined on 06/08/2012.

Nepalese Journal of Radiology joined on…


Added by Lal Bahadur Chouhan on October 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I represent families with rare, orphan diseases

These rare, orphan diseases have severe, often life-threatening consequences, and it is all too common for physicians, and staff at Emergency Rooms to have never heard of these diseases, let alone know how to appropriately treat them when in crisis.

Open Access is vital to this community of people who must educate themselves about their disease, because they will have to educate their physicians. 

Open Access allows patients to print out current literature about their disease…


Added by Teresa Scruton on October 15, 2012 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Open Access Week at UCT 2012

Next week is International Open Access Week and UCT will be joining the celebration by hosting a range of events related to open access in order to engage academics and students.

All events will take place in the CHED Boardroom, Hlanganani Building Level 6, Upper Campus
Please RSVP to openuct@uct.ac.za
Demystifying Open…

Added by Shihaam Shaikh on October 15, 2012 at 4:32am — No Comments

October 22 (6:00 EST) : Peter Suber and Robin Peek-A conversation with students

As part of Open Access Week, the Simmons ASIS&T Student Chapter and Dr. Robin Peek are pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Suber to GSLIS for an engaging, student-centered…


Added by Robin Peek on October 13, 2012 at 4:49pm — No Comments

OPEN ACESS WEEK - 2 events in Woods Hole

The MBLWHOI Library Woods Hole, Massachusetts will hold 2 open access events during Open Access Week:

Tuesday October 23rd at noon In the Grass Reading Room, 2nd floor Lillie Building  …


Added by Matthew Person on October 12, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

ACRL scholarly communication toolkit help you participate in OA week

Let ACRL’s Scholarly Communication Toolkit help you prepare to lead events on your campus during Open Access Week. Adapt and use updated materials like handouts and presentations from the ACRL Scholarly Communication Road Show. Learn about the launch of SCOAP3 and the participating…


Added by Kara Malenfant on October 12, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Open Access Week in Croatia: Who is the Author 2.0?

This year, the 2nd Open Access Week event will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka, Croatia on Tuesday, Oct 23rd, at 6 p.m.

For more information visit…


Added by Katarina Lovrecic on October 12, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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