This week is
Open Access Week, where the spotlight is focused on “open access” to information.
Through free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, with the right to use and re-use those results as you need, we have the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. This has direct and widespread benefits for academia, medicine, science, industry, and society as a whole.
We’ve previously looked at the
growing trend towards open access, but a large amount of research is still locked away journal paywalls, including important knowledge management research. Sign up to OA2020
open access 2020 (OA2020) initiative has been established to accelerate the transition of scholarly journals to open access.
You are encouraged to join the
growing list of scholarly and information institutions that have signed up in support of OA2020. These institutions include universities, libraries, and research centres.
Your institution can show interest in signing up by completing and submitting the
expression of interest form.
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About the Author
Bruce Boyes is Editor and Lead Writer of RealKM Magazine, and a teacher at Shanxi University where he is establishing a new knowledge management course. He is an experienced knowledge manager, environmental manager, and educator with expertise in information and knowledge management, program and project management, environmental management and sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement and development, research, writing and editing, education and training, website management, and event and meeting management. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, Bruce’s career highlights include using agile approaches to implement an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading the development and implementation of a knowledge strategy process for the natural resource management organisations across Australia, and pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to help communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments.