Open Access Week

Open Access Week (OA Week, October 18-24, 2010), a global event now entering its fourth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access […]

Open Access Directory (OAD)

Press Release: Peter Suber and Robin Peek have launched the Open Access Directory (OAD), a wiki where the open access community can create and maintain simple factual lists about open access to science and scholarship. Suber, a Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College, and Peek, an Associate Professor of Library and Information Science at […]

Open Access in 2007 According to Peter Suber

Open Access in 2007 by Peter Suber on SPARC Open Access Newsletter, issue 117, January 2008. From the introduction: “The irrepressible progress of the open access movement means that every new year is richer than the last. At some point the thicket of new developments will make it impossible to write these annual reviews. As […]

OAIster: Opening the Archives

OAIster. ‘OAIster is a union catalog of digital resources. We provide access to these digital resources by “harvesting” their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). The Open Archives Initiative is not the same thing as the Open Access movement. Digital resources can range from an old-time advertisement of […]

CTWatch Quarterly: Web 2.0 in Science

Web 2.0 in Science, Timo Hannay, CTWatch Quarterly, Vol. 3, 2007. Excerpt: Perhaps the only thing on which everyone can agree about Web 2.0 is that it has become a potent buzzword. It provokes enthusiasm and cynicism in roughly equal measures, but as a label for an idea whose time has come, no one can […]