Open Access Week

October 23 - 29, 2023 | Everywhere

Ron Mader's Blog (6)

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: …


Added by Ron Mader on October 23, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

2014 Artwork


2014 Open Access Week, October 20-26 #openaccess @SPARC_NA @openscience @OA_Button (Poster @ronmader)




Added by Ron Mader on October 19, 2014 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Redefining Impact

For Open Access Week, I've written an essay on and requested comments on my blog.

If there are any takeaways from previous efforts in opening and sharing access to information is that what is most effective is the most widely understood. Wonky weasel words don’t cut it. Meaningful interaction with…


Added by Ron Mader on October 17, 2013 at 8:07am — No Comments

Translating 'Set the default to open'

Greetings, all! I have two big questions for the Open Access community:

1) What type font does Open Access use in its logo? If possible, I'd like to match it in some of the fan art I'm making for the big week.

2) How do you translate the seminal phrase 'Set the default to open' in other languages? I'd like to start with Spanish ('Establecer el valor predeterminado a abierto') but I…


Added by Ron Mader on October 7, 2013 at 10:02am — 3 Comments

Set the default to open

Updating the following resources:


Added by Ron Mader on August 28, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Reflections on Open Access

Greetings, all


I am a novice when it comes to open access, so I look forward to learning a lot this week. The question I would like to answer is ... how do I explain 'open access' options to colleagues working in conservation? These friends are academics, journalists and goverment officials. That said, it's been difficult to get these fans of email attachments onto the social web. That said, I believe that sharing and remixing are the future so we might as well get good at…


Added by Ron Mader on October 22, 2012 at 3:57am — No Comments

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