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Berlin 9 Conference Program Announced: Focus on Innovation, Transforming Discovery and Citizen Science

The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, issued in 2003 by international research, scientific, and cultural institutions, promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. It has been signed by the leaders of over 300 research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, … Continue reading

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OAI7 Open Access Advocacy Session: Conversation, Emerging Trends, Integration

OAI7 Workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication that ended last week in Geneva is that sort of a workshop that stores gems in your mind that you can use for a personal enlightenment later, when all the open access folks … Continue reading

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OAI7 Workshop at CERN – Attending? Yes!

CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication also known as OAI7, will be held at the University of Geneva on 22-24 June 2011. Main themes will involve Open Access publishing, integration and advocacy, heading towards machine-actionable scholarly communication, Open Science … Continue reading

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SPARC Europe at the European Commission Public Hearing: Reform of the Research Evaluation System Suggested

At the recent European Commission Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information that sought feedback information from the European scientific publishing sector, European researchers, European funders, European consumers and society at large, SPARC Europe, that represents almost … Continue reading

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First European Student Summit on Open Access

Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us. (Wilhelm von Humboldt) Right to Research Coalition has announced the first European student summit on Open … Continue reading

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New Interface for 6,137 OA Journals in DOAJ

When it comes to tracking down the ever growing number of open access journals from everywhere around the world, DOAJ, the Directory of Open Access Journals, is the first to take “measures”. DOAJ has now grown to the size of … Continue reading

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Sparky Awards 2011 Student Video Contest – Call For Entries

2011 call for entries for the 4th annual Sparky Awards has been announced on SPARC media pages. The “Open Up!” video contest is aimed at students who are to present in an imaginative way and in a two-minutes time frame, … Continue reading

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Open Access Makes Good Financial Sense

The new SPARC Open Access Newsletter has just rolled off the virtual presses. SPARC is the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and is, in its own words, “an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances … Continue reading

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Gaudeamus Igitur – Post Iucundam Iuventutem, Open Access?

“Gaudeamus” – let us rejoice, but when? “Iuvenes dum sumus,” – while we are young. And after a pleasant youth? “Nos habebit humus,” – the soil will have us. Were you ever frightened by that “academia” hymn and the snatching … Continue reading

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Librarians and Libraries and Open Access

“Roses red and violets blue stays unread till paid by you” How can librarians prove that their libraries still provide education? Their situation is nohow a warming one. However, the solution couldn’t be more simple. Complex Situation Libraries order journals … Continue reading

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