As Open Access Week 2010 draws to a close, here is a quick summary of some activities that sought to increase awareness of Open Access:
The Repository Support Project highlights promotional activities in UK institutions
The University of Salford’s VC, Martin Hall, gave an excellent presentation at the Future of Research conference in which he suggested that the university of the future might be built around the repository. Video of the session is available under Strand Two Plenary: Efficiency and Effectiveness. Appropriately, the slides are already available in the University's digital repository.
Neat animated map has been created by the ROAR/Eprints team at Southampton; the Overview of Open Access showcases repositories around the world.
(NB. works best in firefox)
OA Mandate Adoption Challenge for Institutions and Funders - invitation from Steven Harnad to register Open Access policies at ROARMAP
Chats, tweets, forums and blogs at the Open Access Week website and elsewhere, for example contributions from the Directory of Open Access Journals and the useful OA Answers from the RSC.
Not forgetting 18 new deposits in Research@StAndrews:FullText
and of course there were the free cakes