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The “Open Access” movement advocates open access attitude to scholastic endeavours. Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

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  • Open Access

    1. 1. Our Open Access Week<br />Join us for a week of workshops in our <br />
    2. 2. 18 – 24 October 2010<br />
    3. 3. What does the concept of ‘openness’ encompass?<br />
    4. 4. ATTRIBUTES OF OPENNESS<br />Social openness<br />Technical openness<br />Legal openness<br />Financial openness<br />
    5. 5. Social Openness<br />Social openness consists of ensuring that a work is made available and not kept secret or mouldering on a CD at the back of the drawer. <br />
    6. 6. Legally Open<br />Knowledge is legally open if it is free of most of the standard legal restrictions and requirements. <br />
    7. 7. Technological Openness<br />Technological openness requires that knowledge is provided in a form and format that does not unnecessarily hinder access to humans or machines. <br />
    8. 8. Financial Openness<br />Financial 'openness' entails, at a minimum, no cost to the consumer or user of the resource.<br />
    9. 9. Open Access<br />‘At the heart of the movement toward Open Educational Resources is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provides an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge’.William and Flora Hewlett Foundation<br />
    10. 10. Workshop<br />MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday<br />
    11. 11. 18 – 24 October 2010<br />

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