Webcast invitation: The 2010 Open Access Week Challenge

From: Jennifer McLennan <jennifer_at_ARL.ORG>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:52:06 -0400

A SPARC online event 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
12:00 – 1:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at
http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fourth year, 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. 

Open Access to information has the power to transform the way research and
scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for
academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. OA has the
potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of
published research, facilitate the conduct of research across available
literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding
agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students,
and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in
increasing numbers every year.

This year, the organizers of Open Access Week are issuing a challenge to
participating universities, research facilities, and other sites worldwide: Show
the world the real impact of Open Access by demonstrating how it has helped you
and your colleagues to advance your research or scholarship.

LEARN MORE about the Open Access Week 2010 Challenge. On September 7, join SPARC
Executive Director Heather Joseph and Open Access Week Program Director Jennifer
McLennan to explore how researchers, research funders, administrators,
technology developers, and others are taking advantage of Open Access to
research and how advocates can help take conversations to a new level. 

The 2010 Open Access Week Challenge
A SPARC online event 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
12:00 – 1:00PM EST
Registration is free, but required. RSVP by September 6 at
http://www.arl.org/sparc/meetings/register.

This online event is held in conjunction with Open Access Week 2010 (October 18
– 24). OA Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward
open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level.
Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and
think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on
campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic
benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access
publication, and more.

Register to participate and learn more about what you can do at
openaccessweek.org.  


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Jennifer McLennan
Director of Programs & Operations
SPARC
jennifer_at_arl.org
(202) 296-2296 x121
Fax: (202) 872-0884
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SPARC 2010 Digital Repositories Meeting
November 8 & 9 - Baltimore, MD
http://www.arl.org/sparc/media/09-0223.shtml
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Open Access Week 2010
October 18 - 24. Everywhere.
http://www.openaccessweek.org
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http://www.arl.org/sparc
Received on Thu Aug 26 2010 - 15:06:01 BST

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