[Irtalk] Open Access Seminar - Invitation (Pretoria & Cape Town)

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Tue Sep 29 12:16:09 SAST 2015

Dear Colleagues

Please share with researchers at your institutions. This morning only seminar will be presented at four venues - see below. Especially where you do not have the capacity to host something yourself, but want to give your researchers the opportunity to learn more.

Kind regards

What researchers should know about Open Access to scholarly research

A SANRIC / NeDICC seminar

Open Access (OA) seeks to make academic research freely available to everyone regardless of financial or geographic boundaries. Studies have shown a significant increase in citations when research outputs are made openly available. While OA is gaining strength and popularity as a new model for dissemination of information, there are still a number of issues such as pricing models and author's rights which are not completely resolved.

You are invited to a short seminar on OA co-hosted at the HSRC and CSIR by SANRIC and NeDICC. The seminar, which will take place during OA Week (an international event now in its 8th year), will provide an invaluable chance to connect with the global momentum aimed at the open sharing of information. It is specifically targeted at researchers from South African research institutions but all interested in OA are welcome to attend.

Date:                             20 October 2015
Time:                             08:00-12:00
Venues:                         HSRC, Pretoria<https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Human+Sciences+Research+Council/@-25.747942,28.185001,17z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1shsrc+pretoria!3m1!1s0x1e956212f7c924d5:0x3e418549e6116a64?hl=en>
                                        HSRC, Cape Town<https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Human+Sciences+Research+Council/@-33.9261019,18.421234,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x1dcc6763688aa395:0x5303dff92f99bdc7?hl=en>
                                        HSRC, Durban<https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Human+Sciences+Research+Council/@-29.8630918,30.9692255,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x1ef7aa0df443a1dd:0xe541071067569dd9?hl=en>
                                        CSIR Knowledge Commons, Pretoria<https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/CSIR/@-25.7468287,28.2788928,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x1e95606983f7f34b:0x411905d566e2cd32?hl=en>

Attendance is free of charge however registration<http://goo.gl/forms/0ZI1nlf6w4> is required by Thursday, 15th October 2015. The programme<https://newsanric.wordpress.com/sanric-events/> provides further detail.

About SANRIC<https://newsanric.wordpress.com/>: The South African National Research Information Consortium (SANRIC) is a collaborative body which strives, through access to information, to enable and support globally competitive research. (Members of SANRIC are Library and Information professionals from the nine Science Councils in South Africa and the  National Research Foundation)

About NeDICC<http://nedicc.com/2012/08/23/nedicc/>: A network of data and information curation communities. NeDICC aims to promote the development and use of research data and information curation standards and practices to ensure the long term preservation and accessibility of digital research outputs in support of e-Research.

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