EADI IMWG conference 2012: Open for Development

13 – 14 September 2012

“The principle of Open Access is a familiar one for most working in the production, communication and curation of development research. But the theory remains contested and the debate fast moving – identifying practical steps to promote Open Access can be difficult.Continue reading “EADI IMWG conference 2012: Open for Development”

IR ORBi has passed the benchmark of 50,000 references with full text

In July 2012, ORBi, the institutional repository of the University of Liège, has passed the benchmark of 50,000 references with full text, which represents close to 61% of the deposits!
A great success which rewards the audacious gamble launched 5 years ago by the University of Liege, supported by a strong institutional mandate. It is also a fine victory for the accessibility of research documentation, as close to 50% of these references are in open access.Continue reading “IR ORBi has passed the benchmark of 50,000 references with full text”

Study on Open Access in French-speaking Belgium

The BICfB consortium has studied the development of institutional repositories in the Belgian French-speaking universities and the active involvement of our teachers and researchers (as editors in chief, members of an editorial board, peer-reviewers, etc.) in the life of academic and scientific journals on Open Access, or at the least freely available on the web. According to that study, ORBi, the IR of the University of Liège, counts for 2/3 of the Open Access publications of the Belgian French-speaking universities.

The study can be dowloaded at http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/bitstream/2268/124876/1/Open_Access_en_Belgique_francophone.pdf.