During Open Access week, Belgian universities jointed forced to organize a two-day event titled ‘Open Science on the Move’.
The aim of the event was to show how open access has moved beyond it original thresholds and moved toward a global approach of opening up the whole scientific process. Where open access started as a movement to open up publications, it is now both a challenger for traditional publishing models and a topic high on the political agenda. Currently a draft bill is being voted for the Walloon-Brussels region that implements a mandatory depositing policy for research papers.
As the ‘Open Science on the Move’-event is drawing closer, we’d like to inform you about a few practicalities. For organizational reasons, we invite you to register before October 17th. You can register for one or both days here.
Registration starts at 9.00. The first presentation will start at 9.30 the 24st and 9.20 the 25th. We kindly request all participants to arrive on time so we can keep to the schedule.
You can find the full program for both days here.
How to get there
For safety reasons the entrance at Boulevard de l’Empereur 4 is not available, public entrance is at the Mont des Arts/Kunstberg.
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Participate in the Open Science event, organized by the Flemish and French-speaking universities of Belgium, at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels on 24-25 October 2016.
The theme of this year’s International Open Access Week, to be held October 24-30, will be ‘Open in Action’. The Belgian universities, with the support of the Royal Library, jointly organize a two-day event titled ‘Open Science on the move’. As ‘Open Access’ becomes a more and more familiar concept, this event will focus on the broader picture of ‘Open science’ and how to open up all aspects of scientific research.
Topics will include, among other things: open access, open peer review and open data.
Anyone can attend the event although the first day is primarily intended for researchers, PhD students, postdocs, and (junior) professors, while the 25th of October is oriented towards research administrations, research coordinators and librarians.
Monday 24 October: oriented towards researchers – program
Tuesday 25 October: oriented towards research administration/coordinators and librarians – program
This event will be held at the KBR, Keizerslaan 4 Boulevard de l’Empereur, 1000 Brussels
More information about the ‘Open Science on the move’-event and how to enrol is coming soon!
It’s a recurring discussion. Every time a major work is about to enter the public domain, debate flares up if and when it can be freely accessed. Due to differences in national copyright legislation it is often difficult to determine when copyright protection ends. In a time where access to knowledge is global, this leads to absurd situations. So is “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in the public domain in most parts of the world but, due to an exception in copyright law, not in France.