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 be deposited in an institutional directory.
Institutions will also need to use only lists of publications from these directories for the evaluation of researchers.
The decree is accessible online [fr]
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 Conference (Liège, from sunday 6 to saturday 12 august), the panel on “The humanities and knowledge as a public good” organized by CLACSO will have invited presentations by Bhanu Neupane (UNESCO, Open Access Programs), Justus Roux (Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa, President), Williams Nwagwu (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA Open Access Program), Dominique Chalono (University of Liege, ORBi)
Date and time: Wednesday 9th. August, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm
Place: University of Liege, (Site du XX Août, Room Gothot, building A1, level +1)
Online registration: http://www.humanities2017.org/en#registrationfees-section
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 each participant’s experience in Open Access, the main OA components will be addressed : mandates, author rights, Open Science, libraries roles, etc. Some sessions will be collaborative and, for others, participants will be invited to expose their own open access experiences.
When? : 8 to 12 may 2017, english will be the working language.
The application deadline is March 10th, 2017.
Details and registrations
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 General of the Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS, and many others.
The meeting is open to anyone without any registration.
25 September, 2013, from 10:00 to 12:00
Amphithéâtres de l’Europe, Boulevard du rectorat, bâtiment B4, 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman)
Twitter : #oaulg2013
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) is especially pernicious. Behind the pro Open Access image the publishers wish to project hides a genuine swindle! Continue reading “Don’t fall into the trap: this is not Open Access!”