2010

title 28/05/2010

Over the last year, thanks to the active involvement of the ULg researchers, ORBi has seen the number of its references growing from 10,000 (news of June 2009) to 40,000. Out of these, 25,000 are with full text. According to ROAR, this is the third highest growth rate among the 1,000 identified institutional repositories among the world.

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title 06/05/2010

The guide Aspects juridiques de la publication scientifique. Guide pratique à l'attention des membres de la communauté universitaire, written by Laurence Thys, lawyer and assistant at the Graulich Library (ULg), has just been published. It is available in Open Access at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/4277.

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title 12/02/2010

ULg researchers can now generate their complete publication list, those of their laboratory or research team, etc. This can be made quickly and with a well-crafted format.

This functionality will be specially useful for F.R.S.-FNRS candidates who can easily produce their publication list in the requested format.

Presentation session:
Thursday 18/02/2010 (13.00 - 13.30) - Location: B6d R.30

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title 06/02/2010

After the University of Liège and the Academie Louvain, Ghent University adopted an OA mandate. The Ghent University mandate is an Immediate Deposit and Optional Access mandate.

Deposit is mandated not only for research articles but also for books, book chapters and conference papers. Documents must be deposited in the University’s institutional repository, in author postprint version and at the latest upon publication.

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2009

title 19/11/2009

A major upgrade to RoMEO, publisher's copyright & archiving policies database, has been released:

  • Extra Category for the self-archiving of the Publisher's Version/ PDF
  • Expanded Journal Coverage including information from the Directory of Open Access Journals and from the "Entrez" journal list hosted by the NCBI
  • Extra Search Options for Journal Abbreviations and Electronic ISSNs
  • Selective Display of Publishers' Compliance with Funding Agencys'Mandates

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Good news! An English version of ORBi is now available
06/11/2009

The public interface as well as the submission process (accessible to ULg members) are both available in English from now on. More visibility can thus be given to the ULg's publications on international websites.

We will also focus in the coming weeks on a larger referencing of ORBi in search engines and specialized Open Access sites.

title 15/10/2009

There is a new document type in ORBi from now on : "Scientific conferences in universities or research centers".

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title 17/09/2009

After the launch of the institutional repositories of the University of Liège, ORBi (November 2008) and the University of Louvain, DIAL (March 2009), the Free University of Brussels has also now placed its research output into its institutional repository, DI-fusion.

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title 09/09/2009

Another important step will be taken by the next academic year with ORBi as the unique source of information for academic assessments at the ULg (promotions, allocation of funds, etc.).

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title 18/08/2009

Several improvements have been made to the reference deposit form, in terms of encoding authors' names. The most important consists of the addition of the possibility of selecting co-authors within the ULg student database (Penelope). A function which has been much awaited by ULg doctoral students who are not members of the university's personnel.

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