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October 2010 Blog Posts (78)


At first I thought boyfriends would let their girlfriends read through their texts. Then I thought of husbands handing over their weekly after work schedules to their stay-at-home

wives. I especially laughed at this first two. They represented fiction. Then I

considered the United States Government publishing ‘real’…


Added by Maxwell Ngala on October 30, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Student Open Access Week Wrap Up

From the Right to Research Coalition's Open Students Blog:

Last week, students from across the US, Canada, and the rest of the world celebrated the 4th annual International Open Access Week. Students organized, presented at, and attended countless OA Week events on campuses all over the world.

4 years ago, students started this annual celebration of Open Access, and…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 29, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

You can help make OAW 2011 even bigger!

Please complete our survey of Open Access Week participants and let us know how we can help you to make the Week an even bigger, more effective event in 2011.
Your input will really inform the plan for next year, so please complete the survey now -- and no later than November 12.

Thank you!!!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 28, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Open Access Week 2010 Picture/Music Mash-Up

Other than my background interests in being a musician and generally being creative, I've developed a bit of a thing for creating picture/music/video mash-up's of Conferences and Events that I attend either in person or as was the case here (and two of the below), virtually. I have no idea how this came about other than learning a… Continue

Added by Graham Steel on October 27, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mount Saint Vincent University Open Access Policy Approved

Last night Senate unanimously approved our Open Access Policy, put forward by the Senate Library Committee.

Thanks to Dr. James Sawler for presenting the policy on behalf of the committee, to Dr. Mary Jane Harkins for her leadership as committee chair, and to the librarians and archivist at the Mount for their excellent work on this policy and on our institutional repository.

Our policy is based largely on Athabasca U's policy. In addition to Athabasca U, we owe a debt of… Continue

Added by Donna Bourne-Tyson on October 26, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments

The Conclusion of Open Access Week 2010

A letter from SPARC

The largest, most successful International Open Access Week yet has just come to a close. With just under 900 participants in 94 countries, this year’s event was no less than three times larger than it was just a year ago. Hundreds of videos, photos, blog posts, and more were released to promote and highlight the benefits of Open Access to research and take the conversation even more… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 26, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

JKUAT open acceess week a success

The JKUAT open access week finally took place!! We were able to successfully carry out all the planned activities. The facilitators of the workshops on plagiarism, referencing tools and web web 2.0 did a superb job. The workshops were very informative. They elicited interesting debates such as whether the students were ready to have their work run through the plagiarism detector softwares in preparation for uploading on the proposed JKUAT institutionary repository. The exhibition had visitors… Continue

Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 25, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

New Mandated OA Advantage Findings Extended 2002-2009

Yassine Gargouri & Steven Harnad…


Added by yassine gargouri on October 25, 2010 at 4:26am — No Comments


On behalf of the library, staff and students and on my behalf I wish thank all those who graced or participated in the inaugural open access week activities. Thank you for helping to make it a great success. Your exceptional contribution, energy, passion and enthusiasm helped kick the entire events into high gear. Thanks to you, I believe the level of open access awareness is now high.

The open access concept will increase visibility of our researchers through global citations,… Continue

Added by Jane on October 24, 2010 at 10:19am — No Comments

All My OA Postings Are CC-BY for Re-Use by OA Advocates

All OA content I post is CC-BY-NC-ND. Everyone is invited to re-use any of my OA Week postings to promote OA! Most appeared originally in Open Access Archivangelism, which is CC-BY-NC-ND, but I will now add the CC notice to all the OAW materials explicitly.

Question: Does CC-BY-ND give OA advocates all the rights you need, or should I make…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2010 at 5:31am — No Comments

Theme "New titles"

Welcome to the last day of the DOAJ blog!

Open Access week…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 23, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Raincoat Science: 43 More Open Access Haikus

OA is closer to…

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 23, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Theme "Cultural Studies and Humanities"

Welcome to the sixth day of the DOAJ blog!…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 22, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Video on OA and E-Democracy

Here is a video on OA and E-Democracy:

Creative Commons License
Please feel free to re-use to promote OA. All Open Access Week postings by Stevan Harnad are licensed under a…

Added by Stevan Harnad on October 22, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Live from Lima - Peru: Open Access Week 2010

EN DIRECTO desde Lima - Perú: Semana del Acceso Abierto 2010:

Added by Julio Santillán Aldana on October 22, 2010 at 5:37am — No Comments

OA week (and beyond) at UC Berkeley

Great webcast yesterday organized by the Berkeley chapter of the Students for Free Culture. Nick Shockey at the Right to Research Coalition and Julia Mortyakova of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) have been busy on Capitol Hill making the case for OA with… Continue

Added by Margaret Phillips on October 22, 2010 at 5:24am — No Comments

OAPEN-UK:new project to experiment with OA models for HSS monographs

Today I released news of a new project that will experiment with open access scholarly monographs in the UK. The project is called OAPEN-UK and links into the European project (OAPEN). It is funded by JISC and the AHRC intends to match funds.

The aim of OAPEN-UK is to experiment with scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences to find out if open access as a model… Continue

Added by Caren Milloy on October 22, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

Theme "Selection criteria"

Welcome to the fifth day of the DOAJ blog!

Many people…


Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

OPEN ACCESS: ALL IN THE FAMILY. Scientists share their personal commitments and connections to Open Access

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 18-24), SPARC is showcasing the stories of two exceptional families who have embraced Open Access as a value and have advanced their own work – though not always without reservations. The personal stories of brothers Jonathan and Michael Eisen (both evolutionary biologists), along with Neil Buckholtz and his son, Josh (neuroscientists), grappling with the pros and cons of Open Access are now profiled on the SPARC Web site.

Read more at… Continue

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

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