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October 30, 2013
By:
Richard Poynder
One of Richard Poynder's series exploring the current state of Open Access (OA), the Q&A is with Michelle Willmers, Project Manager of the OpenUCT Initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa.
October 28, 2013

Two-part event explored the nature of impact and awarded innovative use of open content.

October 25, 2013

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October 23, 2013
By:
Heather Joseph in PLOS Biology
It's been just over a decade since the concept of Open Access (OA) first captured the attention of the scientific and scholarly research community, bringing with it the promise and potential of a shining new digital landscape, in which knowledge is freely shared and freely used, and the pace of scientific discovery is accelerated for the benefit of all. Early meetings, convened by diverse groups of thought leaders around the world, resulted in a handful of key Declarations that provided a strong intellectual and philosophical foundation for the movement, and also reflected the convergence of opportunities that allowed scientists to consider a completely new way of sharing information. As the participants in one such key meeting, the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), noted in 2002:
October 22, 2013
By:
Somin Park, The Daily Californian
It is time to move away from print journals and toward digital publications, according to UC Berkeley’s most recent Nobel laureate, Randy Schekman, at an open access event Monday evening.
October 21, 2013
By:
Andrea Higginbotham, SPARC
Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power of Open Access to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly research during the sixth annual Open Access Week, today through Sunday, October 27, 2013. “Open Access Week has evolved into more than just a way to highlight the growing worldwide support for Open Access,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, which created Open Access Week, and works to broaden support for Open Access to scholarly research. “It’s an opportunity for the global community to demonstrate the myriad ways that Open Access is amplifying the impact of research. The events this week showcase examples of how Open Access has led to new discoveries, engaged new communities of users, and is beginning to empower entrepreneurs.”
October 21, 2013
By:
SPARC and the World Bank
On Monday October 21st, 2013 SPARC and the World Bank hosted the Open Access Week Kickoff event at the World Bank. The event begin with a 60-minute panel discussion, entitled, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics discussed were Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.
October 20, 2013
October 21, 2013 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m EDT approx. (19:00 – 21:00 GMT or convert time) Join SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank for the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21st in Washington, DC. The event will begin with a panel discussion entitled, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” hosted by Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. Among the topics to be discussed are Article Level Metrics (ALM’s) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.
October 17, 2013
By:
Andrea Higginbotham, SPARC
The seventh annual Open Access Week will kickoff on October 21, 2013 with an event at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Sponsored by SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank, the event includes a discussion with leading experts in business, government, and science, and the announcement of the ASAP award winners.
October 16, 2013
By:
Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons

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