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The latest news and answers to your questions about scholarly publishing and open access.

Reflections from OpenCon 2018 by Scholarship Recipient Anointing Momoh

Published November 9, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

Anointing Momoh attended OpenCon 2018 in Toronto, ON, November 2-4, as the recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 travel scholarship.

Anointing reports on this "enlightening" experience and the opportunity to engage in discussions around Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.

OpenCon 2018 report

By Anointing Momoh, Recipient of the SFU Library OpenCon 2018 Travel Scholarship

A Recap of Open Access Week 2018 at SFU Library

Published October 25, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

Every year, SFU Library participates in Open Access Week to raise awareness of open scholarship and celebrate the work that the SFU community is doing to make knowledge public.

Take a look back at some of the activities we held in the Library for OA Week 2018, centred around the theme of Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge.

Commercial scholarly networks: is there another way?

Published October 1, 2018 by Alison Moore

Are you tired of receiving emails from commercial scholarly networking sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, or LinkedIn, asking you to pay for premium services?

Do you wish that there was another way to showcase your work online?

There is! It’s called ORCID.

Plan S and cOAition S - A Commitment to Open Access in the EU

Published September 5, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

One of the strongest commitments to open access publishing to-date was announced in the European Union this week, and is enhancing the way scientific research will be shared and disseminated.

Eleven European research funding organizations, along with the European Commission including the European Research Council, have announced a plan to make immediate open access publishing mandatory for all publicly-funded research in the EU by January 2020. 

Envisioning the future of scholarly communication: A recap of the Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute (FSCI) 2018

Published August 13, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the week-long Force11 Scholarly Communication Institute at University of California San Diego this summer, having received a tuition scholarship from the Institute. This was an intense week of learning, exchanging stories and ideas, and imagining the future of scholarly communication.

Find it in the Open: Tips for searching for open access articles

Published June 19, 2018 by Kate Shuttleworth

Ever find the perfect article for your research, only to realize it's behind a subscription paywall? If you are doing research from outside of SFU or another institution, you may not have access to resources which require a subscription for access. Fortunately, the increase in open access publishing means that a great deal of scholarly information is available without journal subscriptions.

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