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 / Source
Bruce Boyes (www.bruceboyes.info) is editor and lead writer of the award-winning RealKM Magazine (www.realkm.com) and currently also teaches Academic English as part of the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics).
With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce’s many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia’s 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to empower communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.