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
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!
With the support of:
Open Access Week 2015 – “Open for Collaboration”
Research impact through Open Access: explore new opportunities
21-22 October 2015
You are researcher, PhD student, postdoc, professor, assistant or simply interested by the topic?
You want to know more and engage actively in providing Open Access to research results?
Participate in the Open Access workshops, organized by the Flemish and French-speaking universities of Belgium, at the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels on 21-22 October 2015.
Registration is free of charge but mandatory.
Practical information and the full program:
- for Wednesday 21 October: coming soon (organized by the Flemish universities).
- for Thursday 22 October: here (organized by the French-speaking universities).
At the closing of his excellent interview series “The State of Open Access”, Richard Poynder answers a series of questions himself. The resulting interview is an thorough and nuanced overview of the current state of OA. Continue reading “Must read: “The State of Open Access “”
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
Following the publication in Le Monde newspaper of the article Savoirs. Un bien public convoité,  (Knowledge. A sought after public good) a community of university officials, teachers-researchers, publishers and library directors have wished to respond and express their support for open access to research results by publishing in Le Monde an opinion column entitled Qui a peur de l’open access? (Who’s afraid of Open Access?)
You can now back this movement by also signing the opinion piece on the site I love open access.
Le Monde has also subsequently launched an appeal for testimonies from people concerned: Chercheurs, quels sont selon vous les défauts du système actuel de diffusion des connaissances? (Researchers, according to you what are the flaws in the current system of disseminating knowledge?)
 Cabut, Sandrine and Larousserie, David. Savoirs. Un bien public convoité. In : Le Monde (March 2, 2013). Also read: A qui appartient le savoir? (To Whom Does Knowledge Belong ?).