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Open Science Continues to Evolve as Preprint Repositories for Specialized Fields of Scientific Inquiry Multiply

Author: Pablo MarkinPublished Online: 2017-09-25URL: …Continue

Tags: Elsevier, Archive, Open, Science, ESSOAr

Started by Dr. Pablo B. Markin Oct 7, 2017.

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

On 2 October 2015, Wits University celebrated OA Week a bit earlier this year due to examination time for students.  Wits held a morning seminar as follows, which included academics and postgraduate…Continue

Tags: Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, the, of, University

Started by Denise Nicholson Oct 4, 2015.

Degrees of openness 1 Reply

I picked up an interesting blog post by Laura Czerniewicz, where she argues that it is useful to think about degrees of…Continue

Started by Derek Moore. Last reply by Maximillian Kaizen Oct 9, 2011.

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Comment by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 19, 2010 at 5:25pm
Hi Donna, The programme is available on my Sciences Open Access portal. They were all speakers for the Seminar day.
We also have an activities on each of the 4 campuses, which starts today. Myself and the Copyright and IR colleagues are going to present again:
I will post my presentation on Slideshare.
Comment by Donna Okubo on October 19, 2010 at 8:40am
Hi Pavlinka,
Thanks for the great pictures. Do you have a pictures of your flyer with what looks like you are showcasing authors? Or are they speakers. That would be great to post too!

Thanks so much for all your work during OA Week!
Comment by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 19, 2010 at 8:14am
I have uploded pictures from today seminar on my OA profile:
Comment by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 19, 2010 at 7:05am
Day 2 of the Open Access Week: Seminar on OA. Guest speakers: Prof. Adam Habib (UJ DVC Research & Innovation); P. Malan (SABINET), Susan Veldsman (SciElo, ASSAf), Faculty representatives: Chris Stein (Health Sciences), Prof. G. Verhoef (Economics & Finances), Carol Huang (PhD, Biochemistry); Library representatives: Thapelo Mashishi & Lazarus Matizirofa (Copyright & Institutional Repositories) and Pavlinka Kovatcheva, Sciences Librarian.
Comment by Derek Moore on October 18, 2010 at 5:30am
Professor Derek Keats (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Knowledge and Information Management) and Susan Veldsman (Director: Scholarly Publishing Unit, Academy of Science of South Africa) launched our lunchtime Open Access Week seminars. Take a listen to the audio files (mp3) from Day 1 of Open Access at Wits.
Comment by Faiek on October 10, 2010 at 11:57pm
Letting go and letting come, Open UP
Comment by Allison Fullard on October 8, 2010 at 1:25am
Hi Ina
Thanks for sharing your OA seminar with all of us! I've invited our staff to extend their knowledge by signing up for the event. We'll also spread the word here on campus.
Looking forward to it
Comment by Gloria Maripane on October 8, 2010 at 12:04am
Hi Ina
thanks for the invite, but here at TUKs we are also celebrating the Open Access week, keep the spirit going and Congradulations.
Comment by Ina Smith on October 7, 2010 at 11:52pm
Stellenbosch University (South Africa) will be hosting a seminar on Open Access on the 20th of October 2010. Organizations all over are invited to broadcast the online seminar locally. Please register at Once your registration has been confirmed, we will forward you the instructions on how to follow the presentation in real time - all in the spirit of open access and sharing! For those of you who plans to be at the Stellenbosch University on the 20th - you are most welcome to attend the seminar in the JS Gericke Library Auditorium. The theme for this seminar is: “Access to information has no boundaries: Stellenbosch University engaging Open Access to information”. More info available at:
Comment by Ina Smith on October 5, 2010 at 11:35pm
I think your blog entry is very comprehensive and useful Pavlinka! How about starting a national open access portal to which everybody can contribute, in stead of each having to collect all the info on his/her own, and create separate web pages. A wiki/blog might be a useful tool to do this.

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