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It’s been kind of a crazy week for me, so I haven’t really had much of a chance to contribute to or even read a lot of the Open Access Week calls to arms out there right now. So I thought I would kind of commandeer my Friday Fun silly lists habit and redirect that…

With Open Access Week next week, there could be no greater open access-related news here in Canada than that the three granting councils are coming together to draft a common Open Access Policy. Of those agencies (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council and Canadian Institute of Health Research), the…

As I mentioned way back on October 22nd, I was kindly invited to give a talk at the Brock University Physics Department as part of their seminar series. The talk was on Getting Your Science Online, a topic that I’m somewhat familiar with! Since it was coincidentally Open Access Week, I did kind of an…

It seems that Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Ontario really likes me. Two years ago, the Library kindly invited me to speak during their Open Access Week festivities. And this year the Physics Department has also very kindly invited me to be part of their Seminar Series, also to talk about Getting Your Science Online,…

Ah, #OccupyScholComm. The perfect Open Access Week topic! And just like the broader Occupy protests movement, the aims and policy pronouncements of the “movement” are perhaps not as vague as they might seem to the casual observer. Basically, #OccupyScholComm is about scholars rejecting profit-driven toll-access publishing and taking back the control of their own scholarly…

As I mentioned a few days ago, the kind librarians of Brock University in St. Catherines, ON invited me to give a talk as part of their Open Access Week suite of events. I’ve included my slides for the presentation below. There was a small but engaged group of mostly librarians that turned up. Please…

The kind librarians at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario have invited me to help them celebrate Open Access Week! Their rather impressive lineup of OA Week events (and I’m not just saying this because I’m involved, believe me) is here. My part is a talk I’m giving on Wednesday: Wednesday, October 20 2-3:30 Exploring…

It’s Open Access Week this week and as part of the celebrations I thought I highlight a recent declaration by the Open Bibliographic Working Group on the Principles for Open Bibliographic Data. It’s an incredible idea, one that I support completely — the aim is to make bibliographic data open, reusable and remixable. Creating a…

A few weeks ago Bill Gasarch published his Journal Manifesto 2.0 on the Computational Complexity blog. Basically, his idea was to start a scholarly publishing revolution from the inside: Keep in mind: I am NOT talking to the NSF or to Journal publishes or to Conference organizers. I am NOT going to say what any…

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