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Scott Richard St. Louis
Sometimes when you hear people talk about open access in the humanities, they’ll say “open access is completely different in the humanities than in...
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Nick Shockey
This year’s Generation Open theme for International Open Access Week celebrates these significant contributions that students and early career...
Hundreds of events will take place across the globe to highlight the power that Open Access has to increase the impact of scientific and scholarly...

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It's been just over a decade since the concept of Open Access (OA) first captured the attention of the scientific and scholarly research community, bringing with it the promise...

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14
Joint SPARC-COAR Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal
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18
OpenEd Advocacy Day   Location: Washington, DC
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15
OpenCon 2014   Location: Washington, DC

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