Open access has been showed by numerous studies to increase citation to scholars’ work of all kinds. The online environment also means that new forms of impact can be measured and in new ways. Alternative metrics (ALTmetrics) provide a new approach to analysing impact beyond that of tradition citations, considering other indicators such as downloads and references in social media. The internet has shrunk the world and allows scholars to connect and collaborate across the globe in real time.…Continue
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The infographic below sums up the activities that took place at UCT during Open Access Week. Thank you to everyone who made it a success!
The University of Cape Town (UCT) will be joining the celebration for Open Access Week and are hosting a range of events involving academics and students. This year sees collaborations, joint support and partnerships across departments such as UCT libraries, OpenUCT, OpenContent, Scholarly Communications in Africa Programme and our Research Contract and IP office.
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