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October 2012 Blog Posts (91)

Irish National Green OA Mandate (Multi-Institutional)


Irish National Green OA Mandate

Peer reviewed journal articles and other research outputs resulting in whole or in part from publicly-funded research should be deposited in an Open Access repository and made publicly discoverable, accessible and re-usable as soon as possible and on an on-going basis... Researchers are…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Green OA Mandate and European Science Foundation Green OA Mandate Recommendation

Hungarian Academy of Sciences:

"The researchers and employees of the [HAS] - including researchers of the subsidized research units and Momentum research groups - should make their scientific publications Open Access. Open Access could be achieved by i.) self-archiving in institutional or discipline-based repositories, ii.) publishing them in Open Access journals or in hybrid journals offering paid…


Added by Stevan Harnad on October 24, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

OA Week Keynote Address for Latin American Online Conference - "Fear and Loathing in Academia 2.0"

Renaissance Scholarly Communications owner and consultant John Hagen provided a keynote address today for an OA Week online conference hosted at PUC-Lima, Peru. The conference was broadcast live and available for later viewing at Hagen's talk titled "Fear and Loathing in Academia 2.0" is…


Added by John Hagen on October 24, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

OA resources show & tell workshops

Showcasing of various open access resources relevant to each faculty currently in progress. These show and tell sessions are aimed at introducing clients to the wealth of Free information available at their finger tips that is valueable in their studies or research. Our librarians are delivering these show and tell workshops in the library and feedback received from clients very positive. Will continue with these sessions even after OA week.

Added by Freeman Zulu on October 24, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments

50% discount for fines paid during Open Access week @ VUT Library

During Open Access Week, the Vaal University Library is offering  a 50% discount to clients who are paying outstanding fines or returning overdue books during the week of 22 - 28 October. After announcing this in the library slot on the campus radio, via e-mail and through notices, response is overwhelming. Students were informed via sms and staff members were e-mailed, VUT community is using this opportunity to clear their accounts and access library material again.  

Added by Freeman Zulu on October 24, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Sociedad Argentina de Antropología makes "Relaciones" totally open access

Relaciones, the offcial publication of the Sociedad Argentina de Antropología, announced today that it had concluded digitizing their entire collection (volumes 1-36, 1937-2011) and is available on their web site. The journal will continue to be published both in print and online marking a new stage in the history of the publication.

Saludos, María José

Added by María José Figuerero on October 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

DOAj Search Tutorial

We have now published a tutorial video on how to search in DOAJ in order to make it easier for users to find and search in the directory.

Please see the video here: DOAJ

Added by Directory of OA Journals (DOAJ) on October 24, 2012 at 4:17am — No Comments

EVEN MORE Splendid Repository Stuff" for Open Access Week: Columbia U. Academic Commons Makes Research Widely Available

To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 Oct. 21-28 DuraSpace will post a new "For Your Repository Viewing Pleasure" each day (and beyond) to highlight the "splendid stuff in YOUR repository".

Like many great academic research libraries Columbia University Libraries feature remarkable resources–and lots of them: "The library's collection would stretch 174 miles end-to-end, and is growing at a…


Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 24, 2012 at 3:40am — No Comments

UJ Sciences Librarian OA mini-seminar 23 Oct 2012

In acknowledgement of the Open Access Week I have initiated a mini-seminar for the UJ Faculty of Science academics and postgraduate students on 23 October 2012. For venue, I selected one of the available lecture halls, which happen to be convenient, as it was close to the Sciences departments. Thirteen (13) researchers, Masters and PhD students were in attendance from Biochemistry, Chemistry and Botany Departments.

At the seminar we had also six (6) representatives from the library:…


Added by Pavlinka Kovatcheva on October 24, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Open Access Week @JKUAT

 The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Library participated in Open Access Week (OAW) for the first time in 2010. The concept was introduced to JKUAT by Ms. Jane Gikandi who was the then Head of the ICT section and has moved on to a different university. The library entered the INASP OAW 2010 competition and won a grant of 300$. This helped us in printing of promotional materials.

The success of our OAW activities can largely be attributed to our…


Added by Miriam W. Ndungu on October 24, 2012 at 12:45am — No Comments

The National Documentation Centre celebrates Open Access Week

Between October 22 – 28, the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) joins the celebrations for the International Open Access Week, organizing a series of events -informative sessions and seminar- which aim to broaden understanding and raise awareness of open access issues. The ‘Seminar for Open Access and Helios Repository’ is the core event organized to inspire participation in the institution's open access strategies. Read more at …


Added by National Documentation Centre on October 23, 2012 at 9:29pm — No Comments

MDPI launches a new Open Access jorunal Publications

MDPI launches a new Open Access jorunal Publications (ISSN 2304-6775,, the Editor in Chief is Prof. Dr. John J. Regazzi, there are nearly 30 editorial board members at

Publications is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal…


Added by Lei Jiang on October 23, 2012 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Today we had a great turnout for our discussion Open Data and Open Access in Woods Hole; join us Thursday at noon in the Grass Reading Room for the discussion " A Woods Hole Open Access Discussion fo…

Today we had a great turnout for our discussion Open Data and Open Access in Woods Hole; join us Thursday at noon in the Grass Reading Room for the discussion " A Woods Hole Open Access Discussion for 2012"


Added by Matthew Person on October 23, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Now Online: SPARC/World Bank Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff Webcast “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls”

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Monday, October 22, 2012

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Washington, DC

On Monday October 22nd SPARC and The World Bank Co-sponsored an event entitled “Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls” at the World Bank. This event served as a kickstart to the sixth Open Access Week.

The distinguished panel of speakers was comprised of experts from the broad range of stakeholders in…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

OA Week 2012 in Full Swing

Check out Heather Joseph's, Excutive Director of SPARC, blog post on OA Week 2012. Snippet below with link to full text:

Open Access Week 2012 is underway, and we here at SPARC are watching with delight as the buzz from the announcements, events, contests, launches, and just plain cool activities underway in the community continues to grow.

Now in its 6th year, SPARC’s Open Access Week, an annual, global event that promotes the adoption of Open Access as the new…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

New OA collaboration: BioOne, Dartmouth and other leading research universities launch Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene

This week, BioOne and Dartmouth announced the upcoming launch of Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, a new open-access publishing program. Elementa was created through a collaboration among BioOne, Dartmouth, and several other leading research universities, and will publish original research that will report new knowledge of the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems during this era of human impacts. Elementa will publish contributions that explore feedbacks between…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Preservation and Open Access to shared heritage matter: "We need to remember, period."

Digitization of fragile film and video resources is the first step towards making sure they are preserved into the future. Yale University's department of Manuscripts and Archives published an example of a video from The Fortunoff Video Archive Holocaust Testimonies, a historic collection of over 4,400 videotaped interviews with witnesses and survivors of the Holocaust, to demonstrate how important it is not only to digitize video resources, but to do it as soon as possible.…


Added by Carol Minton Morris on October 23, 2012 at 4:52am — No Comments

ESF-EMRC Science Policy Briefing "Open Access in Biomedical Research"

Just in time for Open Access Week 2012 the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF) have now finalized their Science Policy Briefing on Open Access in Biomedical Research. This report aims to accelerate the adoption of open access to research articles in the biomedical sciences.…


Added by Nick Shockey on October 23, 2012 at 3:18am — No Comments

Participation of the University of Porto in the 5th edition of the International Open Access Week

Since last week that U.Porto has spread the news about the International Open Access Week within its academic and scientific community and about the activities that started yesterday with the creation of a specific area at the Information System of the university, dedicated to open access events that occur during these days -

Added by Teresa Sousa on October 23, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Enthusiasm for Open Access

Added by Daniel Munyambu Mutonga on October 23, 2012 at 2:38am — No Comments

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