Serbia has  adopted a national science policy!

Serbia has  adopted a national science policy!

Serbia has  adopted a national science policy on July 14th, 2018, called the ‘Open Science Platform’. The Serbian version of the policy is available on the official webpage of the Serbian Ministry (MESTD) and the version in English is available on OpenAIRE.

Open Access to Theses and Dissertations in Turkey has been Enacted by the Parliament

Open Access to Theses and Dissertations in Turkey has been Enacted by the Parliament

This has been an extremely important improvement for the open access in Turkey. The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) National Theses Center and Turkey OpenAIRE NOAD  had worked hard to make compulsory open access to theses and dissertations. As a result of these efforts, the Art. 10 of Law numbered 7100 has been entered into […]

EOSC-hub’s and OpenAIRE’s input to the EOSC implementation roadmap

EOSC-hub’s and OpenAIRE’s input to the EOSC implementation roadmap

The Commission Staff Working Document on the Implementation Roadmap of the European Open Science Cloud released in March 2018, presents the outcome of the exploration of appropriate governance and financing mechanisms for EOSC in the form of an implementation roadmap, based on six strategic action lines: a) architecture, (b) data, (c) services, (d) access and […]

Guidelines for the scientific content providers in EOSC-hub

Guidelines for the scientific content providers in EOSC-hub

Simple steps to make research discoverable and re-usable The emerging EOSC ecosystem will unquestionably require a minimum set of interoperability metadata to ensure basic discoverability, navigation and accessibility between systems. The OpenAIRE Guidelines allow content providers in EOSC to expose metadata about their research products in a uniform, broadly accepted format, thereby maximizing their accessibility, interoperability, […]

OpenAIRE keep its sustained growth: look at some of the new Content Providers

OpenAIRE keep its sustained growth: look at some of the new Content Providers

Over the last months OpenAIRE have integrated new Content Providers, from a variety of typologies, as Institutional, Thematic and Data Repositories, Journal Aggregators / Publishers, Journals and Publication Repository / Aggregators. There are currently 1155 Compatible Content Providers compatible with the OpenAIRE guidelines, covering a diversity of geographies and content typologies (publications, research data, software), representing […]

The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

The EU NanoSafety Cluster as Linked Data visualized with Scholia

Republished on behalf of the authors Egon Willighagen, Najko Jahn, Finn Årup Nielsen.* Originally published on Figshare. Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Creative Commons BY 4.0 Int. Abstract At a recent hackathon organized by the European Research Council, GeneWiki, and others, a group of 25 researchers came together in Berlin to work on ontologically modelling research […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: New Platforms for Open Access Book Distribution

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: New Platforms for Open Access Book Distribution

*guest post by Joe Deville and Julien McHardy* The New Platforms project met for its final workshop on 25th June. The workshop was hosted by the Centre for Post-Digital Cultures at Coventry University. Present were representatives from most of the presses on the project, including Joe Deville and Julien McHardy (Mattering Press), Andreas Kirchner (Meson […]

France has its OA mandate!

France has its OA mandate!

On July 4, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, launched the national open science plan at the annual congress of the Association of European Research Library (LIBER), at the LILLIAD Learning Centre Innovation of the University of Lille. Among the actions implemented by this national plan, the obligation to disseminate articles, books […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: SciPost

*guest post by Jean-Sébastien Caux* The aim of this blog post is to provide a very short summary of what we have been able to achieve using the support that OpenAIRE has given us as part of its Second call for Proposals for Alternative Funding Mechanisms for non-Author Fee based Open Access Publishing, which we used […]

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: Language Science Press

*guest post by Sebastian Nordhoff from Language Science Press* In autumn 2017, OpenAIRE announced the call for “Alternative Funding Mechanism for non-author fee based Open Access Publishing”. Language Science Press submitted a proposal entitled “Full disclosure: replicable strategies for book publications supplemented with empirical data”, which was granted. This blog post gives an overview of […]

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

OLH-DE Project Promotes Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany

A new open access project called OLH-DE has launched at the University of Konstanz. Started March 2018 and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the project seeks to further promote the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Germany.

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Copyright law reform in Germany – what is this “UrhWissG”, really?

Last year, German Parliament passed a controversial copyright reform bill known as UrhWissG (Gesetz zum Urheberrecht für die Wissenschaft) which came into effect in March 2018 and will be subject to review after a 5-year period. The review had become necessary over concerns that major changes in the academic landscape due to the digital revolution […]

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