News: UF Open Access Awards, Nominations due by Oct. 1, 2012

The news below is from the UF Libraries News Blog:

UF Open Access Awards nominations due by October 1, 2012
The University Libraries Committee, with support of the University Libraries, announces the new UF Open Access Awards. The awards will recognize contributions to Open Access from across campus and across the full Gator Nation. Award recipients will be announced during Open Access Week, October 22-28.
Because this is the inaugural year for the Open Access Awards, the committee seeks to recognize all UF contributors to Open Access. In future years, the awards will recognize important new or not previously awarded work in Open Access.
Please submit nominations for contributions you and colleagues have made to Open Access.
Nominations are due by October 1 to be considered for this award cycle.
Open Access Award Categories

  • Peer-Reviewed, Open Access Publications
    • Open Access Journals
    • Open Access Conference Proceedings
    • Open Access Data
    • Open Access Monographs
    • Open Access Edited Collections
    • Open Access Textbooks
    • Open Access Contributions
      • Open Access and Public Scholar Champions
      • Open Access Service by Editors and Members of Editorial Boards for Open Access publications

Nomination Submissions
Submit nominations using the online form ( or by e-mail to Laurie Taylor for the Scholarly Communications Working Group ( with the following information:

  • Nominee Name
  • Nominee E-mail
  • Nominee Department
  • Nomination Category (from the list above)
  • Reason for Nomination
  • Nominator Name
  • Nominator E-mail

Open Access is free, permanent, web-based access to scholarly publications. Open Access is the principle that research should be readily available immediately after publication and to anyone with an Internet connection. It is improving the way scholarly information is shared. For more information see: