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title 26/05/2016

COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) and the UNESCO recently release a joint statement warning against the dangers of a too systematic implementation of APC (Article processing charges) for publications in Open Access.

The statement

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title 18/03/2016
In the last years, various academic social networks appeared. The best known of them are ResearchGate, and MyScienceWork.


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title 07/03/2016

European Commission has launched a Pilot to fund OA publication. It concerns articles and books from FP7 projects accepted for publication up to two years after the project ends.

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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 (ULg mandate).

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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