Mosa, Window of Visibility for Open Access Research in Belgium

A new tool is now live in the Belgian Open Access landscape: Mosa (https://www.mosa-research.be).

Mosa aims to highlight Open Access research produced by scholars from Belgian and Luxembourgish institutions. More than 10 repositories are daily harvested in Mosa. Interface is in Dutch, English (default), French and German.

Mosa currently contains more than 295,000 records in Open Access, but it also contains publications and communications with restricted access (intranet). Depending on the repositories, a Request a print option can help you to directly contact the author and ask for an electronic copy.

In total, there are a bit less than 600,000 records in Mosa, of which a majority of scholarly articles:

  • 328,000 scientific articles
  • 66,000 proceedings
  • 48,000 dissertations
  • 40,000 lectures and conference presentations
  • 36,000 book chapters
  • 16,000 reports
  • 7,000 working papers and preprints
  • 1,800 course materials

For compliance reasons, not all Belgian repositories could be added to Mosa. Hopefully, they can be added soon!

Mosa team can be contacted at info@mosa-research.be.

Mosa

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 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

 

 

How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in OA Journal

How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in an OA Journal?

 

All too often, Open Access is being narrowed down to Open Access publishing.  Whether this is done intently or only due to lack of information is not always clear – but we’d like to point out that there is an easy alternative available: Open Access through self-archiving. This is how it’s done: Continue reading “How to make your work OA if you’re not publishing in OA Journal”