[Oa-italia] Open Access Week, 19-23 ottobre 2009

Susanna Mornati mornati a cilea.it
Ven 6 Mar 2009 08:50:11 CET

Dopo l'iniziativa dell'Open Access Day, lo scorso 
14 ottobre, quest'anno ci sara' la prima 
settimana internazionale dell'Open Access, dal 19 a 23 ottobre:

saluti, sm

>Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 23:14:46 +0200
>To: boai-forum a ecs.soton.ac.uk
>Subject: [BOAI]  Open Access Week declared for 2009
>[Forwarding from  Jennifer McLennan,  SPARC Open Access Forum]
>Open Access Week declared for 2009
>  Popular global event extended over one week, October 19 ­ 23
>Washington, DC ­ March 5, 2009 ­ To accommodate widespread global
>interest in the movement toward Open Access to scholarly research
>results, October 19 ­ 23, 2009 will mark the first international Open
>Access Week. The now-annual event, expanded from one day to a full
>week, presents an opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding
>of Open Access to research, including access policies from all types
>of research funders, within the international higher education
>community and the general public.
>Open Access Week builds on the momentum generated by the 120 campuses
>in 27 countries that celebrated Open Access Day in 2008. Event
>organizers SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources
>Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for
>FreeCulture welcome key new contributors, who will help to enhance and
>expand the global reach of this popular event in 2009: eIFL.net
>(Electronic Information for Libraries), OASIS (the Open Access
>Scholarly Information Sourcebook); and the Open Access Directory
>“I’m participating in Open Access Week again this year because I want
>to shed light on the tremendous potential of Open Access,” said
>Allyson Mower, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Librarian for the
>University of Utah’s Marriott Library. “People searching for
>information usually consume whatever is readily available. Open Access
>ensures that quality information is at people’s fingertips.”
>“eIFL.net works to make intellectual outputs of developing and
>transitional countries more visible and more easily accessible,” added
>Rima Kupryte, Director of eIFL.net. “We believe that Open Access
>contributes to improved education, teaching, and research, and
>accelerates innovations and economical developments in these
>countries.  Open Access Week is a great opportunity to promote Open
>Access globally.”
>This year’s program will highlight educational resources on Open
>Access that local hosts can use to customize their own programs to
>suit local audiences and time zones. OASIS will serve as the
>centerpiece of the 2009 program, delivering resources for every
>constituency and every awareness level. The Open Access Directory will
>again provide an index of participants on five continents, as well as
>their growing clearinghouse for all OA resources. Through the
>collaborative functionality of the two initiatives, OA videos,
>briefing papers, podcasts, slideshows, posters and other informative
>tools will be drawn from all over the Web to be highlighted during
>Open Access Week.
>The organizers will also work with registrants to develop a variety of
>sample program tracks, such as “Administrators’ introduction to campus
>open-access policies and funds,” “OA 101,” and “Complying with the NIH
>public access policy” that take full advantage of available tools.
>Participants are invited to adapt these resources for local use, and
>to mark Open Access Week by hosting an event, distributing literature,
>blogging -- or even just wearing an Open Access t-shirt.
>“After the success of last year’s Open Access Day, we’re delighted to
>be co-organizing the first ever Open Access Week with our fellow
>collaborators, again in conjunction with the anniversary of one of our
>flagship journals,” said Peter Jerram, CEO for the Public Library of
>Science. “We ask our supporters to celebrate the fifth anniversary of
>PLoS Medicine by spreading the word about Open Access and getting
>involved in the week.”
>“There’s no more certain sign of the momentum behind Open Access to
>research than an annual, global celebration of this scale,” added
>Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC. “Occasions like this are
>the best possible way to attract attention from busy faculty members
>and administrators, and to demonstrate the widespread appeal of Open
>Access. It’s SPARC’s pleasure to be working with our partners to
>realize the event once again this year.”
>For more information about Open Access Week and to register, visit
>SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), with
>SPARC Europe and SPARC Japan, is an international alliance of more
>than 800 academic and research libraries working to create a more open
>system of scholarly communication. SPARC’s advocacy, educational and
>publisher partnership programs encourage expanded dissemination of
>research.  SPARC is a founder of the Alliance for Taxpayer Access,
>representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and
>institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded
>research. SPARC is on the Web at http://www.arl.org/sparc.

Susanna Mornati, Project Leader AEPIC, www.aepic.it
CILEA Consorzio Interuniversitario, www.cilea.it
I-20090 Segrate Milano, Via R.Sanzio 4 - tel. +39 02 26995 1 (dir.322)
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