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Theme of 2018 International Open Access Week To Be “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”

The 2018 Open Access Week Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week, to be held October 22-28, will be “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.”

This year’s theme…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

इंटरनेशनल ओपन एक्सेस वीक 2018 "ओपन नॉलेज के ललए न्यायसंगत नींव लिजाइन करना"

ओपन एक्सेस वीक एिवाइजरी कमेटी को यह घोषणा करतेहुए प्रसन्न हैलक, 22-२८ अक्टू बर २०१८ को होनेवाले2018 इंटरनेशनल

ओपन एक्सेस वीक के ललए थीम "खुलेज्ञान के ललए न्यायसंगत नींव लिजाइलनंग" होगी।

इस साल की थीम संक्रमण मेंएक लवद्वान प्रणाली को दशााती है। जबलक सरकारें, लनलि, लवश्वलवद्यालय, प्रकाशक, और लवद्वान ओपन

एक्सेस को और प्रथाओंको तेजी सेअपनानेलगेहैं। इस साल का थीम लसस्टमोंको लिजाइन करनेकेबारेमें समावेशी, न्यायसंगत और

वास्तव मेंएक लवलवि वैलश्वक समुदाय की आवश्यकताओंको पूरा…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

O Tema da Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto 2018 será “Planejando Bases Equitativas para o Conhecimento Aberto”

O Comitê Consultivo da Semana do Acesso Aberto 2018 tem o prazer de anunciar que o tema para a edição 2018 da Semana Internacional do Acesso Aberto, que acontecerá entre 22 e 28 de Outubro, será “Planejando Bases Equitativas para o Conhecimento Aberto.”

O tema deste ano é reflexo de um sistema acadêmico em transição. Embora governos, agências de fomento, universidades,…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

2018国际开放获取周主题 - “为开放知识建立公平的基础”

开放获取周咨询委员会很高兴地宣布将于10月22 - 28日举办的2018年国际开放获取周的主题是“为开放知识建立公平的基础”。…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Tema de la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto 2018 “Diseñando Bases Equitativas para el Conocimiento Abierto”

El Comité Asesor de la Semana Internacional del Acceso Abierto se complace en anunciar que el tema del año 2018 será “Diseñando bases equitativas para el conocimiento abierto”, y tendrá lugar del 22 al 28 de octubre.

El tema de este año da cuenta de un…

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Added by Nick Shockey on May 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Opening Up the Coffers of Foundation Knowledge

Foundations have a lot of reasons to share knowledge. They produce knowledge themselves. They hire others to research and author works that help with internal strategy development and evaluation of internal strategies, programs, and projects. And they make grants that assist others in…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

These Nonprofits Make Research Openly Available. Here’s Why!

The nonprofit sector has a long history of partnering with researchers and academic institutions to uncover evidence about social issues through research and reporting. In addition, evaluators measure the success of the sector’s programs and initiatives and record outcomes and lessons learned. All of this thoughtful work is meant to inspire innovation in the social space, informing the sector’s strategies and moving forward with…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 24, 2017 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

10th Annual International Open Access Week Shines Spotlight on Increasing the Impact of Research & Scholarship

Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power of Open Access to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the 10th annual International Open Access Week taking place from October 23-29, 2017.

This year’s theme of “Open in Order to…” is meant to…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 "Preprint and Open Access" on October 30

The 2nd SPARC Japan Seminar 2017 entitled "Preprint and Open Access" will be held on 30 October, hosted by SPARC Japan, in keeping with this year’s Open Access Week theme of “Open in order to…”. We will review the role and management of the preprint servers in these 30 years and discuss how to contribute to the advancement of scientific research and the issues concerning the importance of the commercial publication, sustainable models of the publication and the quality…

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Added by SPARC Japan on October 17, 2017 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Theme of 2017 International Open Access Week to be “Open in order to…”

In conjunction with this year’s Open Access Week Advisory Committee, SPARC today announces the theme for this year’s 10th International Open Access Week, to be held October 23-29, will be “Open in order to…”.

This year’s theme is an invitation to answer the question of what…

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Added by Nick Shockey on April 24, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

From Nairobi to the World: Open Access Week 2016

Training-the-Trainers of Open Access

The Open Access landscape is changing. As advocates, we ought to be up-to-date with these changes. This is about the Train-the-Trainer platform adopted for Nairobi’s Open Access Week 2016. Inspired by this year’s Open Access Week theme, Open in Action, I thought of a platform where researchers, librarians, students and others who have committed to working in Open could share their experiences on…

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Added by Lilian Juma on February 20, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Take Action with the new Open Access Button

What better way to take action during Open Access Week than by starting a request for an article or dataset you need? The Open Access Button is here to help!

The Open Access Button has released a new Button for Open Access Week - a simpler, more effective way to get find and request research with the press of a button.

Find and request articles and…

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Added by Chealsye Bowley on October 28, 2016 at 8:31am — No Comments

Introducing oaDOI: resolve a DOI straight to OA

Most papers that are free-to-read are available thanks to “green OA” copies posted in institutional or subject repositories.  The fact these copies are available for free is fantastic because anyone can read the research, but it does present a major challenge: given the DOI of a paper, how can we find the open version, given there are so many different…

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Added by The Impactstory team on October 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Prioritizing Open Science in the Next Administration

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…

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Added by Katherine Garcia on October 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

COAPI: Making Open Access Policies Work

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 (…

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Added by COAPI Steering Committee on October 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How can open access work with promotion & tenure?

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…

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Added by Heather Coates on October 26, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) influencing the direction of open science in SA

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…

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Added by Ina Smith on October 25, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How open access content helps fuel growth in Indian-language Wikipedias

Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in…

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Added by Subhashish Panigrahi on October 25, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

What's your #OAscore?

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…

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Added by The Impactstory team on October 24, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Commit to Putting Open in Action this Open Access Week!

This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.

We’ve created an Open Access Week action portal where you can indicate which key steps you’ll take to support Open Access this October and…

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Added by Nick Shockey on October 12, 2016 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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