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.
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.
Think. Check. Submit is a campaign to help researchers identify trusted journals for their research. It is a simple checklist researchers can use to assess the credentials of a journal or publisher.
The ULg Library is proud to announce its ERASMUS Staff Training Week 2016, that will take place between 7 and 11 March 2016.
This year's theme is "Open Access : academic libraries' role within a moving context". The target group is of course librarians, but also more widely any staff member working in an academic library and concerned by the Open Access movement (director, scientist, lawyer, IT, etc.) . Programme and application form are available on line
The working language will be English.
The application deadline is January 16th, 2016.
During the international Open Access Week 2015, whose theme is “Open for Collaboration”, the Flemish and French-speaking universities of Belgium jointly organize a two-day event entitled :
"Impact through Open Access Research: explores new opportunities", on 21st and 22nd October 2015 at the Royal Library in Brussels.
For the first time, French people have the opportunity to participate to an online and open consultation on government legislation :
The text is presented in 3 parts :
Current and fundamental subjects are addressed such as : openness of public data, open access to scientific publications, embargo delay, juridiction and copyright on scientific data, protection of private data, web neutrality...
En mai 2007, l'Université de Liège décidait de la création d'un répertoire institutionnel, ORBi, et mettait en place une politique institutionnelle forte concernant le dépôt sur ORBi, connue dans le monde comme le "modèle liégeois".
Si, 7 ans après le démarrage d'ORBi, le succès international est évident, qu'en est-il en interne ?
Alerted by Professor Bernard Rentier, Honorary Rector of the University of Liège (ULg), academic authorities invite the whole university community to read and sign this petition and thus support OA.
Alternative impact metrics, or "altmetrics", have been used to complete traditional bibliometric indicators (SCImago Journal Rank [SJR], Impact Factor [IF], EigenFactor, h-index...) for some years now. The ULg Library now displays those new metrics on both ORBi and the "ULg Collections".