What has been happening in the world of Open Access in the last week?

Graduate student Patricia San Jose talked with the Open Access Button team about why she joined the fight for open access and why open science is essential. Look for more conversations with Open Access Button users on our blog in the coming weeks!

TODAY is the last day to apply for the Open Access Week competition. INASP is giving $500 to ten successful applicants.

Have you heard about Google Science? WIRED UK has an overview of this developing project and discusses how it might impact the world of open access research.

Spain’s new copyright law looks like it will significantly disrupt open access efforts in the country, as well as attempts made by researchers in the country to share their work with the global community.

How should you approach publishers and collaborators when you’re trying to make sure your work is accessible? Penn State’s Christopher Long talks about his experiences.

Indiana State University wants its teachers to favor open access research over textbooks in the classroom.

This week, the United States has been watching tense encounters between police and protestors unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. These developments, which at one point found the police department attempting to create a media blackout, have raised questions about when citizens and journalists have the legal right to film law enforcement.

In related news, Zeynep Tufekci discusses how social media’s important role in the coverage of Ferguson is a reminder that “net neutrality is a human rights issue.”