Save the date, Oct. 21, 2013, for the Open Access Week 2013 Kick Off Event in Washington, DC and Online.
Washington, DC SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank have announced they will co-sponsor the kickoff event for Open Access Week 2013 on Monday October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The live event will take place at the state-of-the-art World Bank facilities and will host a Liveblog and Webcast for those who cannot attend in person. The event will also be recorded, and be available to the community for use during and after local Open Access events.
The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST and consist of a 90-minute panel discussion with Open Access experts from a variety of stakeholder groups as well as representatives from the World Bank and SPARC. As this year’s theme is “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” the panelists will discuss Article Level Metrics and changing the way scholarly communication is measured. Speakers will be announced in early September.
During the event, the winners of the Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) will be announced. The ASAP Program, sponsored by 27 global organizations including Google, PLOS, and the Wellcome Trust, recognizes those who have built upon Open Access scientific research for new innovations shaping our society. For more information on the ASAP Program, visit asap.plos.org.
Immediately following the question and answer session, SPARC will sponsor a reception for those attending and participating in the panel discussion.
The World Bank was recently named as SPARC Innovator for its implementation of a new open access policy and the adoption of Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) copyright license, which was included in the launch of the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) in 2012. The World Bank opened its data to the public in 2010.
For information about Open Access week events and information please go to www.openaccessweek.org.