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Reminders Please reserve your hotel room soon! Space is filling up! Around half of you have booked so far. The official cutoff date is March 29th (an update from the previously announced December 15th deadline). If you won’t need a room, please email us your commuting plans so we can make sure to reserve the...
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Here are a few year-end reminders for you to consider over these next few weeks: Review your workshop assignments and let us know by December 31 if you’d like to switch (see update issue 7). Reserve your hotel room by mid-January. Please pay your conference fee ASAP (unless this has been waived). These fees are...
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Workgroup assignments Based on your responses, the OSI organizing committee has put together a first draft ofOSI2016 workgroup assignments. These are some amazing-looking groups! Thank you for your help with this process so far. Still, we had to guess in a few places so please find your name in the tables below and let us...
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SHORT VIDEOS (44 minutes total) What is open access? There are a wealth of materials that can provide a good overview of the OA landscape, from Peter Suber’s seminal 2012 book to the many instructional guides published by university libraries. Every description seemingly has its own focus, though—every advocate and critic can slice and dice...
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If you haven’t already done so, please remember to (in this order): Choose your workshop questions by tomorrow. Late choices will be accepted but priority will be given to those received by the deadline. By the way, it’s okay not to choose. As many delegates have noted, all the topics are interesting. If you don’t...
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Communications As you’ve heard by now (hopefully), the communications tool we’ve been using to-date hasn’t worked for everyone—sorry about that. Our new (and hopefully improved) plan is as follows: Google Groups will be used to distribute and archive conference updates and information. Our group’s email address is osi2016-25@googlegroups.com. Please add this address to your safe...
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The inaugural conference of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI2016) will be held in Fairfax, Virginia, from April 19-22, 2016. The conference will open with a reception at the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes on the evening of Tuesday the 19th. Working groups will meet on the campus of George Mason University on Wednesday and Thursday,...
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On behalf of the OSI2016 organizing committee, thank you, and welcome! We’re honored and excited that you will be participating in the inaugural conference of the global Open Scholarship Initiative. As you know, OSI is the first effort of its kind—“long overdue” in the words of one delegate, and “a potential game changer” in the...
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OSI2016 wrapped up its registration process today. In all, 212 delegates will be participating in this inaugural event for the Open Scholarship Initiative, representing 15 different scholarly publishing stakeholder groups from (approximately) 14 countries around the world, 25 US states, 45 universities, and 35 publishers. The final delegate list may change slightly as a few...
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In early July, the OSI conference planning committee identified 225 leaders from 15 different stakeholder groups who should attend the inaugural meeting of the Open Scholarship Initiative in April of 2016. To-date, 168 delegates have committed—about 75 percent. The committee’s goal is to reach the remaining delegates by early October, at which point working groups...
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