UJ Open Access Mini-seminar for the Faculty of Science Community

As a Faculty librarian for Sciences, I have organised an event during the Open Access Week 22-28 October 2012.

It will take place on the 23 October, Tuesday at the UJ Kingsway Campus, C1Lab 303. As a guess speaker we have Johanna Kuhn from BioMed Central: an Open Access publisher.

Feedback from the semenar (blog post) and pictures

Pavlinka Kovatcheva: UJ Faculty Librarian Science

pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

Open Access 22 – 28 October 2012 @ UJ

This year the Open Access Week is celebrated during the week of 22-28 October 2012. Around the world many Universitie, Libraries and Organisations are raising an awarenes of Open Access publishing and resources.

The University of Johannesburg also raise an awareness to the UJDigispace: Institutional Repository

Meet the UJ Library Open Access team:

For more information on Open Access visit the Open Access Week site

I also have an Open Access Portal for links to useful resources, OA journals and Institutional repositories

Pavlinka Kovatcheva: UJ Faculty Librarian Sciences

pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

BioOne Journals Full-text: UJ TRIAL

The University of Johannesburg Library have a TRIAL to the BioOne Full-text Journals

from April – 31 May 2012.

The database covers Biological, Ecological and Environmental Sciences.

The access to the BioOne abstracts is available freely on the Web

If you need help, please contact me: Pavlinka Kovatcheva, UJ Faculty Librarian Sciences

pkovatcheva@uj.ac.za

How to find Print & Online Books @ UJ Library: Glogster Poster

How to Find Print & Online Book at UJ Library” (for Sciences users)

Have a look at this interactive poster to find direct links to the:

  • UJLink: Library Catalogue
  • Course Reserves
  • Sciences Online Books & Reference Works Collections
  • Individual Online Book Collections

Visit the UJ Sciences Librarian Portal for more resources

Open Access Week: 19 – 23 October 2009

Open access 2009

PROMOTING OPEN ACCESS TO THE UJ SCIENCES COMMUNITY

19 – 23 October is the Open Access (OA) week. The library is taking an initiative to promote OA awareness to all University of Johannesburg users. Below you can see the planned activities on each of the Campus Libraries. Please, attend these lectures in the Library and learn how OA can benefit your teaching, research and learning needs. Ask your students also to participate and learn about OA and Institutional Repository.

What is Open Access? What initiatives are available for OA? What resources I can use, which are Open Access (OA)?

Visit the UJ Sciences Librarian “Open Access Portal” to have your questions answered and much more…. I have created one step to most of the resources relevant to you. Comment on this post, how do you feel about the OA initiative.

OA fact:

Astronomy researchers who made their Astrophysical Journal article open access using the arXiv.org e-print server doubled the citation rate of their articles. (Source: Stevens-Rayburn, Sarah. Account of 2003 AAS Publication Board meeting email to PAM electronic discussion list, November 13, 2003.

http://listserv.nd.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0311&L=pamnet&D=1&O=D&P=1632)

I’m highlighting some of the Top Open Access resources. Full list is available on the Open Access Portal:

Visit the official Open Access web.

Open Access initiative is a movement towards opening opportunities for developing countries to have access and to publish their research. Thanks to eIFL.net (Electronic Information for Libraries) and  especially Irina Kuchma, who is visiting many countries, institutions and libraries to promote and train on the usefulness of Open Access and implementation of institutional repositories.

The Library programme for the Open Access week:

APK: Library, 3rd floor Auditorium

Date Time Activities
19 October 2009 10:00 Welcome/Exhibition
  10:20 Guest Speaker: Ms Madelein van Heerden, CSIR“Making you famous”
  11:00 Open Discussion
  11:15 Demonstration of UJDigispace
  11:30 Closing

APB: Library Training Room

20 October 2009 10:00 Welcome/Exhibition
  10:15 Presentation: UJDigispace and Open Access
  11:00 Open Discussion
  11:15 Demonstration of UJDigispace
  11:30 Closing

DFC: Library Training Room

21 October 2009 10:00 Welcome/Exhibition
  10:15 Presentation: UJDigispace and Open Access
  11:00 Open Discussion
  11:15 Demonstration of UJDigispace
  11:30 Closing

SWC: Conference Hall

22 October 2009 10:00 Welcome/Exhibition
  10:15 Presentation: UJDigispace and Open Access
  11:00 Open Discussion
  11:15 Demonstration of UJDigispace
  11:30 Closing

APK: Library, 3rd floor Auditorium

23 October 2009 10:00 Review and Closing

Welcome!

Welcome to the latest UJ Sciences Librarian, APK blog. What can you expect from this blog?

– What’s new in the UJ Library

– Marketing UJ Library services and products

– Current awareness of useful products and services

– Databases news and user guidance

– Anything goes….