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Temat: [eIFLoa] Open Access Week 2010 begins – activities in EIFL
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Open Access Week 2010 begins – activities in EIFL partner countries
October 18 marks the start of Open Access Week 2010, as thousands of
scholars, faculty, and students in nearly 90 countries worldwide participate
in events to raise awareness and advance understanding of the benefits of
open access. A global event now entering its fourth year, Open Access Week
(October 18 to 24) is an opportunity for the academic and research community
to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access (OA), to share ideas
with colleagues, and to inspire wider participation in establishing Open
Access as a new norm in scholarship and research. Research funding agencies,
academic institutions, research organizations, non-profits, businesses, and
others use as a valuable platform to launch institution-wide open-access
policies, expanded open-access publication funds, and new reports on the
societal and economic benefits of OA.
Below is a summary of activities in over 20 EIFL partner countries from
Armenia to Zimbabwe. *
*Bulgaria: *OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk, the European Digital
Mathematics Library EuDML , ATLAS (Applied Technology for Language-Aided
CMS) and OpenScout (skill based scouting of open user-generated and
community-improved content for management education and training), with the
support of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian
Academy of Sciences are organizing The National Information Day Open Access
to Scientific Information:
- On October 19 “Open Access? Get more citations!” workshop at the
Science Faculty, Alexandria University is planned
- On October 20 Open Access for students and young researchers workshop
will take place at Arab Academy for Science and Technology
- And on October 24 Open Access will be explored from the library
perspective at the workshop Open Access and Librarians Role at the
Alexandria library. Contact person: Mandt Taha, EIFL Open Access country
*Estonia*: University of Tartu organises an Open Access workshop on October
*Ethiopia*: Addis Ababa University celebrates Open Access week with a series
*Ghana: *the Institutional Repository team of Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology Kumasi released two videos where a researcher
http://vimeo.com/15709347 and a senior assistant librarian
http://vimeo.com/15708468 talk about open access benefits.
- Danstone Malava, Kimathi University College of Technology, Library
Department, Nyeri Kenya, prepared a series of videos with
researchers What a
wonderful experience with open access: Open access is power because it
empowers http://vimeo.com/15683961, The sky is the limit for open access
http://vimeo.com/15799162, and Untitled: http://vimeo.com/15874260.
- The JKUAT library is planning a series of activities geared towards
creating sensitization and awareness of the open access movement and open
access information resources during this week.
*Latvia: *the Library of the University of Latvia organized a workshop "Open
Access and OpenAIRE - challenge and opportunity for Latvian scientific
progress" on the 18th October at the University of Latvia:
*Lithuania: *celebrating the Open Access Week Lithuanian Research Library
Consortium is organizing a conference *"**Possibilities to disseminate the
Lithuanian research journals world wide"* on October 21st. The conference
will be held in the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania in Vilnius.
Target audience - research journals publishers, researchers who publish in
these journals. The conference is organized in collaboration with the
Lithuanian Serials Association and the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
*Macedonia: *As a result of series of trainings Metamorphosis
and the localization and virtualization of
Macedonian and Albanian the first open access repository in Macedonia
launched at the Institute of Economics in Skopje
*Mali:* REIMICOM/KENEYA-BLOWN <http://www.keneya.net/> and the library of
the faculty of medicine of the University of Bamako are organizing a
conference Rôle de l’Open Access dans l’accès à l’information scientifique
dans les pays en voie de développement on October 18-19. Among the speakers:
Abdramane Anne and Lassina Diallo.
· Master’s Degrees students of the Faculty of Journalism and
Communication of Information of the State University of Moldova created a
video about the importance of Open Access for science and education:
· On October 18 the press conference was organised to launch the
first open access repository in the country in the Library of the Academy of
Economic Studies of Moldova.
· The Annual Conference of the Librarians’ Association of Moldova is
entirely devoted to the problems of Open Access in the Republic of Moldova
*Mongolia:* the first Open Access Advocacy workshop in Mongolia, on October
*Mozambique: *Aissa Mitha Issak, EIFL Open Access country coordinator, is
organizing events in the University libraries.
*Nigeria*: University of Jos showcasing the successes of open access
institutional repository – the first in the country.
- On October 10 Samorząd Doktorantów Instytut Podstawowych Problemów
Techniki PAN has launched a new web page about open access model and
organized on the first seminar for PhD students in Warsaw on open access to
- Coalition for Open Education is working on Recommendation of Open
Access for science that will be published and distributed during the Open
- On October 18 and 25 and on November 8 Instytut Biochemii i Biofizyki
PAN (Warsaw) is organising a series of lectures “Learning 2.0 – the
practical aspects of the Internet revolution in science” chaired by dr Paul
- On October 21 a seminar on Open Science within Warsaw the Science and
Academic Book Fair ACADEMIA 2010 is planned.
- On *October 22 **the Library of the University of Łódź *organises
seminar for students and academic staff on Open Access movement.
- And on October 29 and on November 19 Pedagogical Library in Gorzów
Wielkopolski is organising a workshops about open access for students of
Polish philology at Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Gorzowie Wlkp
moderated by Maja Wilczewska-Wojczyszyn.
- EBIB Association has updated portal for librarians and added to *Open
about Polish projects and events organised during Open Access Week. It also
helds *action for increasing the
publication prepared by librarians.
- More events are here:
from Bożena Bednarek-Michalska, EIFL-OA country coordinator.
*Serbia: **KoBSON** (**Serbian Library Consortium for Coordinated
Acquisition**) and the National Library worked with DOAJ to add *21 new
Serbian Open Access journals to DOAJ. In the last few days more than 4,800
articles metadata for all these journals were deposited (using very good,
and easy to use, service developed by Lund for uploading XML). This
cooperation was successful, and the other EIFL countries could follow it.
*Slovenia*: Open Access to the Achievements of Slovenian Scientists -
4thjoint conference of the Special Libraries Section and the Academic
Section of the Slovenian Library Association under the auspices of the
Slovenian Research Agency will be organised in Ljubljana on October 27-28.
*South Africa: *
- Wits University started Open Access week with a seminar Openness – the
key to creating a culture of innovation at Wits with Professor Derek Keats
(Deputy Vice Chancellor, Knowledge and Information Management) and Susan
Veldsman (Director: Scholarly Publishing Unit, Academy of Science of South
Africa). Among other seminars planned: 19 Oct – Publishing Smart – Tools
that maximize scholarly impact; 20 Oct – Open Education - Openness and
educational resources; 21 Oct – The Right to Research
<http://www.righttoresearch.org/>– an activists guide to Open Access; 22
Oct – What are you doing about Open Access?
- On October 19 the University of Johannesburg is organising an Open
- On October 20 the Stellenbosch University Open Access virual seminar is
planned http://oa.sun.ac.za/. On this day the Rector or his designate
will be signing the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the
Sciences and Humanities to demonstrate the University’s commitment
sharing its research output with Africa and the rest of the world.
Stellenbosch University will become the first African and South African
university to sign this declaration.
- On October 21 “Open up your research with the Creative Commons license
(copyright option)!” workshop will take place at the University of Pretoria
(UP) – Dr Tobias Schonwetter, legal head of Creative Commons South Africa,
will give a presentation on the impact of the Creative Commons licenses on
Open Access and what Creative Commons is doing to build an ecosystem of
staff members including researchers, undergraduate and
can pledge their support to Open Access and WIN @ the University
(four 4GB @mire USB flash drives) telling why Open Access to research
information is important to them:
- And *on October 22* a launch of the Research Repository at the
University of the Western Cape is planed. The formal programme features a
high profile researcher who chairs the Committee on Scholarly Publishing in
South Africa, some presentations about Open Access and reform of scholarly
communication system, a theatrical sketch performed by faculty librarians,
and a handover of OA t-shirts to early adopters and supporters of the
*Tanzania*: *Consortium for Tanzania Universities and Research Libraries
(COTUL)** will hold an open access event during OA week. *
*Ukraine**: *On October 14, 2010 the American Library of National University
Kyiv Mohyla Academy hosted an Open Access Section meeting as part of the 2nd
International Forum “Current Issues of Information Society”. Presentations
included current developments in open access projects worldwide, and
knowledge sharing among Ukrainian repository projects managers. The
participants discussed benefits and challenges and outlined cooperative
actions to promote open access in Ukraine.
*Zimbabwe*: Chinhoyi University of Technology is organising an open access
workshop for academic staff on the 26th of October. The workshop will cover
open access publishing and institutional repositories.
Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of sciences of
Armenia, Vasyl Stefanyk Lviv National Scientific Library of Ukraine and
many more wear Open Access Week banners.
Melissa Hagemann, a program manager in the Open Society Foundations
Information Program, was interviewed by Laura Brahm about the Open Access
movement: Making Scientific Research Accessible to All
Share your events with us! **Find out more activities through the Web site
at www.openaccessweek.org and add your events!
Open Access Week is organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and
Academic Resources Coalition), with expert guidance from an international
panel of Open Access leaders. Program advisers include: Subbiah Arunachalam
(Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore), Lucy Browse (INASP), Leslie
Chan (University of Toronto, Scarborough, OASIS), Melissa Hagemann (Open
Society Institute), Thomas Hickerson (University of Calgary), Heather Joseph
(SPARC), Iryna Kuchma (eIFL.net), Li Lin (National Science Library, CAS),
Donna Okubo (Public Library of Science), Robin Peek (Open Access Directory,
Simmons College), Carolina Rossini (Berkman Center), Nick Shockey (Right to
Research Coalition), Peter Suber (Berkman Center, Earlham College, SPARC),
Alma Swan (Key Perspectives Ltd, OASIS), Ikuko Tsuchide (Digital Repository
Federation, Japan), Astrid van Wesenbeeck (SPARC Europe), Xiaolin Zhang
(National Science Library, CAS).
For more information, visit the Open Access Week Web site at
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