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Connect with PLoS for Open Access Week

PLoS has been invited to participate in a range of events celebrating Open Access Week 2011, and we’ve also planned one of our own in cooperation with friends at the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and Mendeley.

Check out the following events for a taste of what we’re doing, and read further to learn more about the hundreds of other events happening internationally for Open Access Week 2011.

Monday, October 24th

  • In Conversation: Heather Joseph (Executive Director, SPARC) and William Gunn (Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley)
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    9:00 am – 10:30 am Pacific

PLoS invites you to join us at our San Francisco offices for a conversation headed by Heather Joseph and William Gunn. On the table—besides breakfast—will be an OA policy update from SPARC and information on the advantages of the reuse of OA content from the perspective of Mendeley. Spaces are limited. To reserve your spot, RSVP via email to no later than Thursday, October 20.

  • Karen Spiegelman (Editorial Manager, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and PLoS Pathogens) speaks at the University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    For more information, visit the University of Manitoba Libraries.

Tuesday, October 25th

  • “Open Access Opens Doors” panel discussion featuring Megan Hall (Associate Editor (Intern), PLoS Biology)
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Palo Alto, CA
    For more information, visit Stanford University.
  • “Why OA? – Major Open Access Publishers BioMedCentral and Public Library of Science speak on why they support this business model” featuring Jennifer Lin (Product Manager, PLoS)
    University of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    For more information, visit Scholarly Communications at the University of British Columbia.

Wednesday, October 26th

  • Panel discussion featuring Susan Jones (Senior Research Editor, PLoS Medicine) and representatives from the Wellcome Trust, Elsevier, BioMedCentral, and more
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    London, UK

    For more information, email

Thursday, October 27th

  • “Alternative Metrics for Impact and the Future of Open Access” webcast featuring Pete Binfield (Publisher, PLoS ONE and the PLoS Community Journals), hosted by
    1:00 pm Eastern
    For more information, visit the event registration site.

  • Damian Pattinson (Executive Editor, PLoS ONE)
    University of Northampton
    Northampton, UK
    For more information, visit the University of Northampton Libraries.

If you can’t make it to our events, we hope to see you at one of the hundreds of other events being hosted internationally by the OA community.

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