A round table discussion will bring together research administration and libraries to have an in-depth discussion about the financial implications of transformative agreements and the monitoring of cost for Open Access publishing.
The Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation unanimously adopted (with two abstentions) the project of Open Access Decree supported by the Minister of Higher Education and Research, Jean-Claude Marcourt, aiming at establishing a policy of free access to scientific publications. The text of the decree stipulates that all scientific articles subsidized by public funds must beContinue reading “An Open Access mandate adopted by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Government”
Make your voice count ! An Open access decree has been presented to the Wallonia-Brussels Federation parliament and will be debated on March 20. Support OA and sign !
Over the past 20 years digital open scholarly communications have slowly changed the way we study, research, publish and share knowledge in developed and developing regions, with a trend toward open access, open science, en data. Openness brings benefits but also challenges for sustainable and participatory knowledge infrastructures. As part of the World Humanities ConferenceContinue reading “World Humanities Conference in Liège : “Humanities and knowledge as a public good””
For the third year, the libraries network of the University of Liege (ULg Library) organizes an “Open Access Erasmus Staff Week” to expose, question and reflect on the new roles and opportunities which emerged from the Open Access & Open Science movement for the academic libraries. Based both on ULg Library’s expertize and on eachContinue reading “Open Access Erasmus Staff Week 2017 at the University of Liège”
On 25th September, 2013 the University of Liege organizes a meeting/debate: “The future of Open Access“. With the participation of Stevan Harnad, professor at UQAM and a pioneer for Open Access; Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège ; Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Higher Education of the Government of the French Community; Véronique Halloin, Secretary GeneralContinue reading “The future of Open Access”
They call it Open choice, OnlineOpen, Universal Access, Author choice, Author solution Starting in 2003, confronted by the range and scope taken by the Open Access movement, numerous publishers have decided to jump on the OA bandwagon by offering their authors the hybrid model. But this model (not to be confused with the reverse model)Continue reading “Don’t fall into the trap: this is not Open Access!”