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October 2011 Blog Posts (66)

Open Access Week 2011 opens October 24

 Fifth annual event draws broad global participation, highlights deep community commitment to Open Access

Washington, DC – Open Access Week, the annual event celebrating the global movement towards Open Access (OA) to research and scholarship, kicks off for the fifth time on Monday, October 24.  Coordinated by SPARC and organized by more than 2,000 advocates in countries around the world, the event provides an opportunity to learn about the benefits of Open…


Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 20, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Open Access Week @ the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

If anyone is in the area, come by and say hi!


The Lied Library is hosting two scholarly communication presentations for

Faculty & Graduate Students:

Monday, October 24, noon to 1 (Amargosa Room)

“Discover Open Access to Peer-Reviewed Research”…


Added by Marianne Buehler on October 20, 2011 at 4:29am — No Comments

DOAJ promotion material available on the web site

If you are going to participate in any events and need DOAJ promotion material, feel free to print and use our flyer!

Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 20, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Open Access Week in Russia launches with webinar

To celebrate the launch of International Open Access Week in Russia, International Academy of Business and New Technologies, Yaroslavl, hosted a webinar "Knowledge Management: Open Digital Educational Resources and Archives" on October 14. Watch or download…


Added by Iryna Kuchma on October 19, 2011 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Open Access Week 2011 activity world map

OAW2010 activity map was offered after the Open Access Week had finished. This year however, both Jennifer McLennan (SPARC) and Benjamin Hennig (Wordmapper Project & University of Sheffield, UK) agreed to try to…


Added by Pablo de Castro on October 19, 2011 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

NECOBELAC supporting Open Access, a path to open science

On the occasion of the OA week, the NECOBELAC project partners, wish to stimulate the scientific community to take action and make their work open access to disseminate free health information worldwide.

For this reason they decided to write an editorial in support of OA and have it published in the journals and web…


Added by Paola De Castro on October 19, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

FNRS Open Access Management and Policy Conference Writeup

Brussels, 28th of September: The FNRS has done an excellent job bringing together international speakers for an overdue day on Open Access Policy in Belgium. Unfortunately, the percentage of Flemish (dutch speaking) attendees was low, so hopefully this blog contributes in the dissemination of the top notch content. In case you want immediate access to the content in detail, following links are useful:…


Added by Bram Luyten on October 18, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments

Register now for R2RC Open Access Week Webcasts!

Register now for one or both of our upcoming Open Access Week webcasts.  Both will feature leading figures from the Open Access movement talking about the impact of Open Access to research and students' crucial role in making Open Access a reality – thereby opening the full scholarly record to anyone, anywhere in the world. 

Each webcast is open for…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 18, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments

For anyone interested in OA publishing in the field of cancer research

This is a news item regarding a paper on OA recently published in ecancermedicalscience, a fully open access (no author or subscription fees) cancer journal.ecancer OA news item

A bright future for Open Access publishing…


Added by Katie Foxall on October 17, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Prepare to Participate in Open Access Week with ACRL Toolkit

Let the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) help you prepare to lead events on your campus during Open Access Week, October 24-30, 2011, with the Scholarly Communication Toolkit. The ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit provides context and background by summarizing key issues to offer quick, basic information on scholarly communication topics. It also links to examples of specific tools, including handouts, presentation templates…


Added by Kara Malenfant on October 17, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

IFLAs Open Access Task Force established

Following  the endorsement of IFLA's Statement on Open Access by the Governing Board, April 18th 2011—and the subsequent approval  from the Governing Board during the WLIC in Puerto Rico August 2011 of a number  of key initiatives—IFLA's Open Access Taskforce has been established.

The  taskforce will work on the following issues:

  1. Advocate  for the adoption and…

Added by Lars Bjørnshauge on October 17, 2011 at 4:05am — No Comments

Short demo video OpenAccess Toolbar & Mobile App

Here is a short demo video about the OpenAccess Toolbar ánd the Mobile (web) App.
The video is…

Added by Guus van den Brekel (digicmb) on October 17, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Yay! The JIDC shirt: Open Access Week Post #3

Yes it is HERE!  The JIDC T-shirt!  Unveiled for the up-coming Open Access Week.  Here it is:


The JIDC T-shirt is designed by JIDC’s own Creative Designer Jeff Coombs.    

This Friday we will announce the winners of the Open Access Week (OA Week) and the JIDC original design T-shirt giveaways.  To…


Added by Alyson Ann Kelvin on October 15, 2011 at 2:34am — No Comments

Seeking advice on how to coordinate and manage your institution's OA publication budget?

Over the last year we have talked to 100's of academics, librarians, university administrators, research funds and publishers in an attempt to discover new workflow tools for all to make your lives easier.

We are happy to share our experiences and pass on good practice advice and thoughts.

We have recently launched Open Access Key- a unique new online payment platform designed to manage and consolidate author publication fees…


Added by Simon Thomson on October 14, 2011 at 5:12am — No Comments

OpenAccess Mobile App Trial

There is a MOBILE APP for OpenAccess at I have 14 days to evaluate and decide to keep it or not. Take the poll.

Also Try the OpenAccess Toolbar!

All the News, Search, Links & Media about OpenAccess worldwide in one tool, close to you, just one click away in your browser.…

Added by Guus van den Brekel (digicmb) on October 13, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Over 2,000 members belong to the OAW network!

Make sure and post your events, videos, photos, and ideas for 2011!

Added by Jennifer McLennan on October 13, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Internet Archaeology

The e-journal Internet Archaeology is going totally Open Access for the duration of OA Week.

IA is a hybrid Open Access journal wishing to move fully towards an Open Access model.

It has been publishing on the web since 1996 and articles make use of the potential of the medium to present archaeological research, including video, audio, searchable data sets, full-colour images, visualisations, animations and interactive…


Added by Judith Winters on October 12, 2011 at 4:50am — 1 Comment

“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

Added by University of Stellenbosch on October 10, 2011 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Stellenbosch University (South Africa) going for gold!

Please share this special event with us during OA Week @ Stellenbosch University: 24 October 2011. Visit

Also follow it in real time on the 24th from 14:00 South African time (Time Zone Converter)

Highlights: Stevan… Continue

Added by University of Stellenbosch on October 10, 2011 at 5:29am — No Comments

Gothenburg University Library invites you to Open Access Week 2011!

Open Access Week is a global, annual event that promotes open access in scientific publishing and research. 

Gothenburg University Library highlights this week and invites you to lectures and seminars about open access.


For more information about events, please visit our site Open Access Week 2011

Information about open access at University of…


Added by Stefanie Stehling on October 10, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments

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