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A few tips on how to spend the summer

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Summertime invites traveling. Of course you could just visit Tenerife, taking advantage of cheap flights, or spend some time in the Alps. But you should know that the Open Access community is offering a tempting opportunity to spend the warm months traveling from one Open Access event to another, or at least to follow the conference proceedings and presentations on-line.

Even If you do not travel to Bloomington, Indiana, US, to take part in the WebSci2014 conference, you can spend some time studying the papers accepted to ‘Altmetrics14: expanding impacts and metrics workshop’ that is part of it. Yes, accepted papers are published on-line and free to read. The organizers ask for comments on Figshare and Twitter before the workshop, so before June 23. Latecomers – registration to the conference itself has ended.

The University of Cambridge is organizing a symposium on ‘Open notebook science’ to commemorate Jean-Claude Bradley, the inventor of this term. It is going to take place on July 14, and registration is open.

If you are in the Edinburgh area, you can join tommorow’s Hackday, organized by Peter Murray Rust and Ross Mounce to learn a little about content mining, dinosaurs and possibly even pterosaurs.

There is also a next reason to go to Las Vegas. SPARC/ACRL Forum: Evaluating the Quality of Open Access Content is going to be held there on June 28, 2014.

You may also want to think a little bit about the fall and prepare yourself for OpenCon 2014, which is taking place November 15-17, 2014 in Washington, DC and will concern Open Policy, Open Education, Open Access and Open Data. The organizers have recently announced the first travel scholarships.

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