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March 9, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Plan Now to Participate in Open Access Week Oct. 19–23

To accommodate widespread global interest in the movement toward Open Access to scholarly research results, Oct. 19–23, 2009, will mark the first international Open Access Week. The now-annual event, expanded from 1 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 and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for Free Culture 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 (OAD).

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 OAD 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. For more information about Open Access Week and to register, visit www.openaccessweek.org.

Source: SPARC (www.arl.org/sparc)



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