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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 University of Stellenbosch on August 26, 2012 at 7:56pm

6 November 2012 Berlin 10 OA Pre-conference workshop: Publishing journals using OJS by Kevin Stranack (PKP), SU, UNESCO, SPARC (max. 40 delegates). More info at

Comment by Didier Demasso on June 10, 2012 at 9:36pm

Gooday :) I will be glad to communicate with any researcher  teacher , student in the fields of Clinical psychology ; psychopathology; cyberpsychology ; social psychology; media psychology , psycholinguistics , linguistics , consumer psychology,child psychology, industrial psychology  health psychology and educational psychology..

I am a graduate student and I want to learn how to do research in a more open and professional way.

Comment by Derek Moore on October 21, 2011 at 2:18am

Wits are celebrating Open Access on the 24th & 26th Of October at lunchtime with the following workshops:


24 October 2011  (Monday) 13.00-14.00

Wartenweiler Conference Room, 4th Floor

Theme:      Open Access & Scholarly Communication


  • Prof. Yunus Ballim – “Wits and Open Scholarship”
  • Pierre Malan (Sabinet) – “The African Journal Archive”
  • Luci Abrahams (Wits LINK Centre) -  “The OpenAir Project and South African Research”


26 October 2011 (Wednesday) 13.00-14.00

Wartenweiler Media Centre, 2nd Floor

Theme:      Open Access Projects


  • Prof. Yunus Ballim – Welcome
  • Kerryn McKay – The African Commons Project
  • Shelley Nicholas – Neil Butcher & Associates
  • Barry Dwolatzky – Joburg Centre for Software Engineering
Comment by Huibre Lombard on October 12, 2011 at 11:13pm

The University is hosting a seminar on Open access on 24 October where the Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Jonathan Jansen will sign the Berlin Declaration. Attendance is free and you can register at

Comment by Allison Fullard on October 12, 2011 at 10:40pm
Hi All, Ina asked us to share our OA Week activities.  About a month ago I posted on UWC plans, which do not include a specific event.  The link is
Comment by Allison Fullard on October 11, 2011 at 3:02am

That's a very celebrity filled programme, Ina!  I'm always impressed by the way you use technology to share your events, really inspiring.


Comment by University of Stellenbosch on October 10, 2011 at 10:37pm

On Designing Open Access Mandates for Universities and Research Funders“ - Stevan Harnad

More info: Please register (free) if you want to tune in and follow online from! Register at

Comment by University of Stellenbosch on October 10, 2011 at 5:25am

OA Week @ Stellenbosch University: 24 October 2011. Visit

Highlights: Stevan Harnad, Peter Suber, Eve Gray, launching of 14 OA journals hosted by the Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University.

Comment by University of Stellenbosch on October 21, 2010 at 4:11am
Just a word of thanks to all who attended the Stellenbosch University Open Access Seminar – also our virtual audience who followed the presentations in real time. Our presentations are now online available from our institutional research repository, SUNScholar (running on Ubuntu and DSpace open source software).

• Access the presentations from
• View the signed Berlin Declaration at
• Message from Mark Shuttleworth to Stellenbosch University:
• Recorded streaming of event:
• Image gallery from the event:
• In the media:
o Experts give open access the green light:
o US stel navorsing wêreldwyd beskikbaar (Die Burger):
o University signs free access agreement (Cape Times):
o Maties research available to public (Argus):
• Acknowledgements: (incl. Virtual Technology Consultants (Pty.) Ltd. for generously providing the internet camera and JP Meijers for assisting with the streaming)
Comment by Rejaene van Dyk on October 19, 2010 at 7:19pm
Thanx UJ! You did a sterling job in conveying Open Access issues.

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