Virginia Tech Libraries, in partnership with the Graduate School, is celebrating Open Access at Virginia Tech in honor of the sixth annual global Open Access Week. We are hosting a series of lectures and workshops to raise awareness of open access and options Virginia Tech scholars have for providing the widest possible access to their research and scholarship.
The CU-Boulder Libraries and the United Government of Graduate Students are celebrating Open Access Week with a slate of informative and exciting events geared toward students, faculty, and librarians. Complete lineup and details here: http://libpress.colorado.edu/?p=1404. Hope to see you there!
This year we will be hosting Open Access Week events here at the University of South Florida Tampa Library. We are excited to join this national movement by highlighting university wide efforts to create, support, and use open access. Please join us to learn how USF is participating in this global initiative. All events will be open to the community and held in room LIB209. To see a complete list of events please visit:
The overview of Dutch activities during the Open Access week 2012 is online onwww.openaccess.nl/oaweek2012. The
overview is only available in Dutch. But several seminars and presentations will be in English. More information on these
presentations is available in English on the local websites.
To celebrate Open Access week this year, VUT Library has organized a one day mini seminar on Thursday, 25 October. This
will be held at Vanderbijlpark Campus and several speakers have been invited from universities, publishing houses, libraries
and other organizations to share ideas on open access publishing, policies, the rights of authors and publishers, and other
topics. For further information on the activities planned at Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Library for Open Access week,
kindly click at: http://www.vut.ac.za/new/images/Library/invitation-oa.pdf
Khazar University Library and Information Center (LIC) has been participating in Open Access Week during last some years. The main our activities were presentations, publications, translations the key OA documents from English into Azeri, etc.
In 2011 year Translation the Berlin Declaration on Open Access from English into... by Khazar University staff helped academic institutions, research funding agencies, libraries in Azerbaijan to more clearly understand the advantages of worldwide free and unrestricted open access to scientific research.
This year a special attention will be paid to series workshops devoted encouraging Khazar University academic community to publish their work according to the principles of the open access; developing Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences and other university open access on line-journals in order to maintain the standards of quality assurance and good scientific practice; developing open access Khazar University Institutional Repository (KUIR).
Khazar University academic staff publications are either to be deposited in the KUIR, or to be published in the Khazar open access journals. Meanwhile, the advantages of worldwide free and unrestricted access to scientific research are beyond controversy. For researchers, using open access maximises their research impact, increases their visibility and raises their reputation. Users are benefiting from open access as well: they can access relevant information on the Web worldwide at any time.
Discussions and presentations of the creation and establishment working models of Open Access journals and institutional repositories for the academic and library community will be held at the Khazar University Library and Information Center in October, 2012 during Open Access Week.
One of the presentations will be concentrate on the first annual international “Award for Open Access,” which supports scientists and publishers in developing nations in order to improve open access to research publications. We will provide information about nominees receiving an honorary certificate for their contributions to open access and what we we should do to get involved in this process to receive the future awards.
The JKUAT library in partnership with JKUAT students has previously participated in the OAW 2010 and 2011 with activities
such as workshops, exhibitions, competitions and a beauty pageant which has now become an annual event.
Peru is also part of this celebration and we are organizing several conferences and workshops during October 24th and 25th. Please review our program at http://www.openaccessperu.org/ (of course in Spanish) and share with all the stakeholders! We are going to have speakers from Argentina, Mexico, USA, España and Peru.
BioMed Central have produced a number of posters to show our support for Open Access Week. They can be freely downloaded and put up in your labs, libraries, lecture theatres or even your living rooms if you really want! Why not brighten up that blank space on the wall and remind people about the importance of open access?
On October 25, 2012 during the Open Access week, the symposium Participation in Research: Open Access crucial for scientists in the global south will take place in the National Library in The Hague
Open Access has gained a lot of attention in the media recently. Unfortunately,the importance of Open Access publishing for the global south remains largely neglected. This symposium raises awareness of the importance of this cause.
Especially in the developing economies in Asia, Latin America and Africa, science becomes increasingly important. Giving researchers there the opportunity to get acquainted with the scientific output in the West, gives them the opportunity to partake in ‘worldwide’ science. And as long as the output remains behind walls of paid content, no possibility for a dialogue will exist.
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