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September 2013 Blog Posts (12)

MedOANet European Conference on Open Access - PRESS RELEASE

Athens, 1 October 2013

MedOANet European Conference on Open Access

October 17-18, 2013

Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation (48, Vassileos Konstantinou Av.)

Τhe EU-funded project Mediterranean Open Access Network ( announces its final conference in Athens, on the 17th and 18th October 2013. The project facilitates the development of open access policies in six…


Added by Vasso Kalaitzi on September 30, 2013 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Speakers Announced for World Bank SPARC OA Week Kickoff

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank are pleased to announce the following speakers for the Open Access Week 2013 kickoff event on Monday, October 21st starting at 3:00pm EDT in Washington, DC:

  • Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
  • Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities 
  • Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly…

Added by Nick Shockey on September 25, 2013 at 4:44am — No Comments

MedOANet European Conference - Online Program and Information

The MedOANet European Conference will take place at the National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece, from 17 to 18 October 2013 during the International Open Access Conference.

The final conference of MedOANet will serve to present the results of the project, placing them in the wider European perspectives on…


Added by Vasso Kalaitzi on September 25, 2013 at 2:44am — No Comments

Disseminating Knowledge

"As an educational society with the goal of disseminating knowledge as broadly as possible, SPIE is pleased to provide yet another way for more people to read about and use the latest research in optics and photonics," said Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications.

Added by SPIE Digital Library on September 24, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

Scholar Commons 2013 Event Calendar Now Available

Find a listing of our events for 2013 at:

Added by Rebel Cummings-Sauls on September 17, 2013 at 2:50pm — No Comments

SPIE Open Access Publications

Have you checked out SPIE Journals? All of which include Open Access articles:…


Added by SPIE Digital Library on September 17, 2013 at 9:14am — No Comments

Hybrid publishing model

“Should the authors themselves pay for open-access publication or should the readers continue to pay, as they have been doing for more than two centuries?” said Akhlesh Lakhtakia of Pennsylvania State University, and Editor of Journal of Nanophotonics. SPIE has confronted these and related issues, and decided in favor of a flexible approach. SPIE Journals utilize a hybrid publishing model, including both Open Access and paid papers. For authors, Open Access should lead to more awareness and…


Added by SPIE Digital Library on September 13, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

Workshop on Open Access and eScholarship

WORKSHOP TITLE:  Broadening the Impact of Your Research and Publishing: an Introduction to Open Access and eScholarship (an activity of UCR Libraries’ Open Access Week, Oct. 21-25, 2013)


DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will introduce the concept and practice of open access and the retention of authors’ rights to your scholarly publications.  The session is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access and to…


Added by Rhonda Neugebauer on September 11, 2013 at 5:59am — No Comments

Live Stream Events - Resource for OA Week Group

Just wanted to let you know I started a sub-section under "2013 Events" called "Live Stream Events" (please still post regularly to the events page and to the OA Week Wiki Site).

The subsection will be an easy place for those who either have a lull in events that week or who may want to focus on a…


Added by Nick Shockey on September 11, 2013 at 3:11am — No Comments

Open Access as Primary Mission of SPIE

"Open access complements the primary mission of SPIE as a not-for-profit society: to foster knowledge transfer, education, and networking among researchers, technology leaders, educators, and students engaged in the industries we serve," said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. "This is a driving force in all of our programs, including our role as publisher."

Added by SPIE Digital Library on September 3, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments

Resource: Open Access Directory

The Open Access Directory organized by Peter Suber and Robin Peek offers up a great resource. The main page showcases things like OA acronyms, OA business models, and videos on OA.

But most importantly- please not only post your events on site please also post…


Added by Nick Shockey on September 3, 2013 at 3:18am — No Comments

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