[eIFLoa] Fwd: Open Access Week - OA as a Haiku!
iryna.kuchma at eifl.net
Fri Oct 2 15:42:46 EEST 2009
a funny way to celebrate Open Access week (October 19-23, 2009) - a global
competition to write poetic definitions or descriptions of Open Access
enjoy your week-end!
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From: Bill Hubbard <Bill.Hubbard at nottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: Open Access Week - OA as a Haiku!
To: JISC-REPOSITORIES at jiscmail.ac.uk
We all know the definitions or descriptions of Open Access given in the
Berlin/Bethesda/Budapest texts: likewise we have all heard and used
other definitions of Open Access veering from the tersely functional to
the wordily inspirational. But what about poetic? This has been an
under-used side of advocacy! What we would like to hear is what
colleagues think is the spirit of Open Access - as a haiku!
To coincide with the activities taking place during Open Access Week
http://www.openaccessweek.org/, it is with great pleasure that SHERPA
http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/ announces the launch of a light-hearted global
competition to write a 'Haiku' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku on
"The Spirit of Open Access".
Entrants should seek to sum up open access using the haiku form, or at
least its modern English version: three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables
respectively that encapsulate a mood, feeling, insight or poetic summary
of the subject. The traditional reference to a season would be an
elegant, but optional, inclusion. Entries can be inspirational,
reflective, humourous or plain wierd!
This is a competition for a haiku as an encapsulation of open access.
Limericks, couplets, sonnets and sagas will also be read by us with
pleasure and may get a special mention, but its a haiku that will get
the prize! :-)
Entries, in English, should be emailed to bill.hubbard at nottingham.ac.uk
and the closing date is *BEFORE* Open Access week, on 5pm GMT on Friday
16th October 2009.
Anyone may enter, and the winning entry will be picked as the most
fitting by the SHERPA Core Team and its Directors, whose decision is
final. The winning entry will be announced during Open Access week.
The winner will receive a modest award, as well as a SHERPA 'goody bag'
and, I am sure, the applause of their peers :-)
The winning entry and other entries will be publicised during Open
Access week and likely used by colleagues in advocacy during the week
and in the future, so, need we mention, entries should be submitted as
Open Access - a CC by-nc-sa licence please!
We look forward to receiving your entries -
JISC Research Communications Strategist
Head of Centre for Research Communications
SHERPA - www.sherpa.ac.uk
RSP - www.rsp.ac.uk
RoMEO - www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo
JULIET - www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet
OpenDOAR - www.opendoar.org
Centre for Research Communications
Greenfield Medical Library
University of Nottingham
Queens Medical Centre
Email bill.hubbard at nottingham.ac.uk
Tel +44(0) 115 846 7657
Fax +44(0) 115 846 8244
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