Open Access at the 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar

On 26-27 November 2012 the 6th Scholarly Communication Seminar of UNICA, the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe, took place in Brussels, at the Université libre de Bruxelles and at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium. Open Access was among the topics addressed during the conference. Continue reading “Open Access at the 6th UNICA Scholarly Communication Seminar”

Open Access on Radio Campus

Following the many different actions which took place during the Open Access Week in October 2012, Alexandre Wajnberg, who is presenter of the radio programme “Sciences sans Conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme, oui mais Conscience sans science n’est qu’un vilain gros mot !” on Radio Campus (FM 107.2), hosted by Université libre de Bruxelles, invited Cécile Gass and Françoise Vandooren (ULB) to talk about Open Access on the radio.

During the discussion, many issues have been addressed, such as : what is Open Access? How was this movement born? What are the causes? What is at stake with Open Access ? Why is it important for the scientific community to regain control of scholarly communication? What can they do?

The programme was broadcasted on 27 and 28 November 2012. To know more about Open Access and better understand the stakes and challenges, listen to the programme (in French) here: Open Access on Radio Campus