Open Science webinars – free and FAIR Open Access

Let’s celebrate International Open Access Week together. Join us in the yearly Open Access week by attending one of our webinars. 26th October – Free open access Researchers and research audiences alike are considering the challenges and opportunities of open access publishing. To this end we like present free, sustainable and open alternatives to theContinue reading “Open Science webinars – free and FAIR Open Access”

Webinar – The path from OpenAIRE to EOSC in Belgium

OpenAIRE has established itself as a key infrastructure for open scholarly output and Open Science services and support. In this webinar we will look at the Belgium context as OpenAIRE moves from a project to a legal entity. As Belgium was at the forefront  of the development of the OpenAIRE project, we will look atContinue reading “Webinar – The path from OpenAIRE to EOSC in Belgium”

WEBINAR: EOSC-Pillar RDM Training and Support Catalogue

The EOSC-Pillar project is building a catalogue of training and support material for FAIR data stewardship. The catalogue includes training materials as well as day-to-day, operational and readily available resources that can be used by data stewards to support researchers. This webinar will present the catalogue to the evolving RDM support community in Belgium andContinue reading “WEBINAR: EOSC-Pillar RDM Training and Support Catalogue”

Open Access publication costs and transformative agreement strategies: a round table discussion

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.

Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles

A change in the belgian copyright law allows the authors of scientific articles financed by the public sector, to retain the right to make their article available in Open Access even if otherwise stipulated in their contract with the publisher. Published the 5th September 2018, this law completes and reinforces the recent decree of theContinue reading “Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles”

An Open Access mandate adopted by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Government

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”

World Humanities Conference in Liège : “Humanities and knowledge as a public good”

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””

Open Access Erasmus Staff Week 2017 at the University of Liège

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”