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

We’ve been actively promoting our Thunderclap campaign, and have been fortunate to receive incredible support, reaching over one million people. Thank you to all who added their contribution! There are still 4 days left till the launch of the new Open Access Button, so please help us spread the word!

PatientsLikeMe has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to create the world’s first open-participation research platform for the development of patient-centered health outcome measures.

In light of the upcoming Open Access Week, ARL released a new infographic that tells the story of how libraries are champions for academic freedom and balanced copyright policies.

Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication has launched an Open Access playlist on Harvard’s Youtube Channel!

John Wiley & Sons has launched the Wiley Open Access Account Dashboard, an online tool aimed at simplifying the management of open access funds for institutions and funders.

Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is increasing accessibility and affordability of post-secondary education through its use and development of free and open textbooks in a number of its courses.

The publications of six Nobel laureates was opened for free access in the SPIE Digital Library.

In the run up to OpenCon 2014, The Right to Research Coalition announced four webcasts that bring you up to speed on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data in just a few hours.