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Jennifer McLennan's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

This is what we need! Great researcher video

Great work in the… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 28, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Twitter hashtag

Hi all,

Let's use #OAW2010 as the Twitter hashtag for Open Access Week 2010.

All the best,


Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 27, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

We challenge you!

A message to all members of Open Access Week

At this week's Webcast with SPARC director Heather Joseph, we talked about the important opportunity we have with this year's OA Week to surface evidence of how Open Access to research is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

Heather pointed to a few examples, including how a recent and rare move to share research data on

Alzheimer's disease led to important advances (… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Open Access Directory opens for Open Access Week event details

(Posting on behalf of Peter and Robin)

The Open Access Directory (OAD) is pleased to announce that it will once again serve as a comprehensive source of information about events celebrating Open Access Week (OAW). This year's OAW is coming fast -- October 18-24, 2010.

Because OAD is a wiki, event organizers can enter their details directly. If you're planning an OAW event, please describe it on the wiki and help us spread the word about your event. …


Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 10, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

Video contest calls on students to say why they support Open Access -- prizes!!

Of interest to the OAW network, SPARC has just announced the fourth installment of the Sparky Awards -- a successful contact that invites students to express their support for Open Access to research in a two-minute video. It's a great way to get students involved and increase their comfort with copyright and reuse in the digital space. Plus, it's a great tool for fall classes.

Campuses have promoted the Sparky Awards during Open Access Week, as an easy way to get involved. As… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 9, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

OA Week fonts

In case you'd like to use the Open Access Week site fonts in your artwork, here they are! (With big thanks to Pat at PLoS). header_fonts.pdf

Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 3, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment


Just in time for Open Access Week 2011, SPARC has again produced t-shirts for Open Access, Author Rights, and SPARC and are making them available at cost. U.S. orders should be placed by October 8 to ensure delivery by October 15. International orders should be placed by October 1.

ORDER NOW on the SPARC Web site.

Are you making shirts, too? SEND A SAMPLE. We'll collect all the…


Added by Jennifer McLennan on September 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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