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An International Phenomenon – Open access week was a success!! November 4, 2010

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Along with nearly 900 participants in 94 countries,  the Open Access Week activities at the University of Worcester promoted benefits of Open Access to research and researchers.

Did you know that there are now over 5,600 full-text, peer-reviewed journals freely available?     That’s a staggering 465,785 full-text articles which can be accessed online!

Check out the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for more details

http://www.doaj.org/

More information on Open Access can be found at:-

OpenDOAR – Provides a list of over 1,700 Open Access repositories worldwide.

http://www.opendoar.org/

Open Access Directory – an online wiki providing factual lists on a range of Open Access subjects

http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

Open Access Bibliography – provides details of over 1,300 selected books, conference papers, articles and reports that are useful in understanding the Open Access Movement

http://www.digital-scholarship.org/oab/oab.htm

For further information on Open Access please contact Paul Williams  p.williams@worc.ac.uk or Darren Taylor d.taylor@worc.ac.uk

Finally, many thanks to all staff who contributed their research to Worcester Research and Publications (WRaP) during Open Access Week.  We will now be able to deposit over 130 new items to the Institutional Repository.

If anyone missed the workshops and would like help to upload their research to WRaP please contact Janet Davidson   j.davidson@worc.ac.uk

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