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title 04/07/2014

20 ans se sont écoulés depuis la Subversive proposal de Stevan Harnad (docteur Honoris Causa ULg 2013). Cet appel à l’auto-archivage des publications scientifiques lancé aux chercheurs en 1994, reste l’un des jalons les plus importants dans les débuts de la prise de conscience par les chercheurs de la nécessité de se réapproprier le contrôle de la publication de leur propre production scientifique.

C’est donc l’occasion de se pencher sur le chemin parcouru et les avancées actuelles en la matière dans cette interview de Stevan Harnad par Richard Poynder. Il y réaffirme encore l’importance de l’auto-archivage à l’heure où l’Open Access Gold (publication par l’éditeur en Open Access) reste dans la majorité des cas encore bien trop coûteux par rapport aux coûts réels de publication actuels (c'est le Fools Gold, l’Or des fous).

On constatera également dans cette interview qu’une fois de plus notre modèle de politique Open Access (Liège model policy) est cité en exemple. La preuve que nous sommes sur la bonne voie (verte).

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title 27/05/2014

At the start of 2014, several academic institutions cancelled their subscriptions to documentary resources. Not only to small collections, but to large periodicals held by major publishing houses. During the annual contract renewal process, some publishers increase their annual subscription rates from +9% to +42% in some cases.

Libraries cannot and no longer wish to follow this trend. (see Epidémie de désabonnements aux revues scientifiques).

Open Access offers different options for taking action to fight against this situation, while encouraging the wide dissemination of scientific publications. Whether you are a researcher, a member of an editorial committee, a librarian, and university manager, or a research centre ... Use them!

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title 21/02/2014

ORBi is ranked 34th out of 1746 repositories in the world - across all categories. Another leap up 13 places compared to the last rankings published in July 2013!

In the institutional rankings, ORBi ranks  25th out of 1660 (up 8 places) and 16th in the European rankings.

Encouraging results, especially when we see that of the 1680 institutional repositories, ORBi ranks just behind NASA, HAL, the University of California, Virginia Tech, CERN, MIT, Queensland, Southampton, and Minho...

Benchmarks in the field!

 

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ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography)

In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).

This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.

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