It’s hard to believe that Open UBC 2012 is over! This year marked the first time Open UBC was celebrated in conjunction with UBC’s Celebrate Learning Week. In its tradition, Open UBC did not disappoint. Here are some memorable quotes from Open UBC 2012 and a few highlights of International Open Access Week 2012:
Open UBC 2012 at UBC:
- A “utopia” vision for open access (Dieter Stein – Open science theme)
- “I want my lectures to be set free – and really open!” (Jon Beasley Murray – Open education theme)
- ‘[P]rojected change in catch potential in 50 years – no whales, penguins, krill and other species will be gone’ (Daniel Pauly – Open science theme)
- “I am the perfect poster child for bugs mistakes things that don’t work out so open science!” (Rosie Redfield – Open science theme)
- ‘Band members can access and use materials for research with research permit & applications – allows control of what/how can be used’ (Jason Woolman – Open access and the arts theme)
- “The status quo isn’t the only way to disseminate research.” (Heather Piwowar – Open science theme)
Open UBC 2012 presentations and various webcasts are coming soon to cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository!
Open Access Week 2012 at large:
- “Open Access Explained!” video [ http://www.openaccessweek.org/video/open-access-explained ]
- Peter Suber released a new book on Open Access [ http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access ]
- A new digital publication, Open Access Now, was launched [ http://digital-scholarship.org/digitalkoans/2012/10/22/open-access-now-launched/ ]
- Splendid #Repository Stuff” for #OpenAccess Week [ http://www.openaccessweek.org/profiles/blogs/splendid-stuff-for-open-access-week-letters-from-the-smithsonian ]
Did you know?
The 2011 issues of the annual Sea Around Us Project Newsletter are available in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/41119. It has been accessed from all over the globe, for example, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, France, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Jamaica, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the United States of America.
Above image is courtesy of UBC Library