Now in its sixth year, Open Access Week is well underway. The event officially kicked off with a World Bank and SPARC Open Access Week 2012 Liveblog & Webcast.
\r\nMichael Carroll, Professor of Law, American University and founding Board Member, Creative Commons\r\nMatt Cooper, President, The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students\r\nMaricel Kann, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland and member, PubMed Central National Advisory Committee, NIH.\r\nCarlos Rossel, Publisher, The World Bank\r\nNeil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)\r\n
The 90-minute panel was moderated by Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, with ample time for questions from audience members.
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This year saw a much greater use of Twitter to discuss what was happening during Open Access Week. The main hashtag used was #OAWeek and all tweets using that handled are being archived here. Data are also available as to who was tweeting and this infographic is very interesting.
Prior to the SPARC/World Bank event, BioMed Central Medicine published a fascinating Manuscript entitled Anatomy of open access publishing: a study of longitudinal development and internal structure by Laakso and Bj\u00f6rk et al. This sparked a fair amount of discussion via social media and at the point of writing, at least three people have blogged about it.
In terms of Open Access Week and the blogosphere generally, here are a selection of some of the posts released this week so far:
\r\nJust in time for Open Access Week\r\n\r\nThis week: Open Access, Big Data and Development Policy\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week at Harvard, October 22 - 28, 2012\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week showcases research\r\n\r\nReasons to go for open access: perspectives from a clinician and a librarian\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week 2012\r\n\r\nWelcome to the first day of Open Access Week 2012!\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week 22-28 October\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week\r\n\r\nHappy Open Access Week\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week\r\n\r\nUCSF Library Marks 2012 Open Access Week, October 22-26\r\n\r\nInternational Open Access Week\r\n\r\n\u2018Game-changing\u2019 new option is Open Access Week highlight for optics and photonics publisher\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week, 2012 Version\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week Thought of the Day #2\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week 2012\r\n\r\nAdministrative: Open Access Week 2012\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week: Reusing and Sharing Research Data\r\n\r\nOpen access: Delivering on its potential\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week 2012\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week October 22 \u2013 28, 2012\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week \u2013 Royal Society Publishing lets us access >68,000 articles\r\n\r\nCelebrate Open Access Week October 22-28!\r\n\r\nThe future of Open Access\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s Open Access Week\r\n\r\nSussex events for Open Access Week\r\n\r\nCelebrate Open Access Week (22-28 October 2012).\r\n\r\nOpen Access Week in St Andrews\r\n\r\nOpen Access in the Book Disciplines\r\n\r\nOpen Practices for the Connected Researcher\r\n
On Monday this week Open Access Week 2012: Opening Research and Data, Monday, 22 October 2012 from 13:00 to 16:30 took place at Birkbeck, University of London. The event was streamed live and uploaded shortly thereafter. A great lineup of speakers and well worth a watch.
Also this week, \u201cBradley Open Notebook Science Georgia Tech OA Week\u201d was broadcast live and then uploaded online.
\u201cJean-Claude Bradley presents on Open Notebook Science: Transparency in Research on October 23, 2012 at Georgia Tech for Open Access Week. Topics include solubility, melting points, a recrystallization app, the Chemical Information Retrieval class at Drexel University and the Open Chemical Property Matrix (OCPM)\u201d.
\u201cOpen Access Wikipedia Challenge - Open Access Week\u201d is also worth a look at.
\u201cLearning about Open Access Week, and on which criteria to judge a journal's openness.\r\nThis is part of the series Open Access Wikipedia Challenge, available at P2PU https://p2pu.org/en/groups/open-access-wikipedia-challenge/.\r\nProduced by Max Klein OCLC Wikipedian in Residence http://twitter.com/notconfusing\u201d
The working week part of Open Access Week concludes tomorrow although events will continue over the weekend. Tomorrow at 12 - 1PM GMT, there is a one hour tweet chat to discuss the Laakso and Bj\u00f6rk et al article. The authors themselves will be involved and anyone on Twitter can join in using the hashtag #BMCMed.
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