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[BOAI] SPARC and the World Bank announce 2014 OA Week Kickoff Event
From: Nick Shockey <nick AT arl.org>
Please see the announcement below for the 2014 SPARC-World Bank International ↵ Open Access Week Kickoff Event, which will be held from 3-4pm EDT on Monday, ↵ October 20th, in Washington, DC. The announcement is available on the SPARC ↵ website at http://www.sparc.arl.org/news/2014-OA-Week-Kickoff. SPARC and the World Bank to co-host kickoff event for 2014 International Open ↵ Access Week On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will ↵ co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with ↵ a reception to follow. The event will be held at the headquarters of the World ↵ Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the ↵ world. The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will ↵ discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the ↵ transition to Open Access and explore how changes in scholarly publishing ↵ affect scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers. Registration for the in-person event will open in September. For those ↵ planning to participate virtually, the live stream of the kickoff can serve as ↵ programming for a local event or a watch party. To receive updates on Open ↵ Access Week 2014, including the SPARC-World Bank Kickoff Event, please fill in ↵ the form below. To be held from October 20 – 26, 2014, International Open Access Week 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 a new norm in scholarship and research. Nick Shockey Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC Director, Right to Research Coalition nick AT arl.org | AT r2rc +1 202 296 2296 Skype: nick.shockey http://www.sparc.arl.org http://www.righttoresearch.org
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