In recent years, the open access movement has gained more and more support: SPARC, OpenAIRE, researchers, librarians, university leaders… Here, meet some of the players of open access in a series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This month, Curt Rice, Vice Rector for Research at the University of Tromsø(Norway) and head of CRIstin (Current Research Information System in Norway), explains the unique opportunities created by open access to change the communication of scientific results.
How can open access help us avoid the pitfalls of traditional publishing? What role can social media play in maximizing the potential of OA? For International Open Access Week 2012, MyScienceWork organized two events in Paris, bringing together numerous players in the movement. The second evening, hosted by event partner UNESCO, saw Curt Rice reveal how open access can be not as good as traditional publishing, but better. Through the combination of digital tools and access for all, the communication of science is being transformed.
Find out more:
Speaker presentations from both 2012 Open Access Week events in Paris
Storify of the second evening at UNESCO: "Measuring the Impact of Open Access, at UNESCO for Open Access Week" http://storify.com/mysciencework/oaweek2012-2
Storify of the first evening at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (in French): "#OAWeek2012 A la découverte de l’Open Access à l’UPMC pour l’Open Access Week"
Related articles on MyScienceWork:
Open Access + Social Media = Competitive Advantage
Scientific publication: the model and the scandals
Open Access: Towards a new practice of scientific communication
GigaScience: Open access to manuscripts plus datasets and codes!