Gwen Franck

Open Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer at LIBER - Association of European Research Libraries

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: IBL PAN

OpenAIRE alternative funding for non-author fee publishing platforms: IBL PAN

*guest post by Maciej Maryl, Klaudia Grabowska, Barbara Jędraszko, Michał Starczewski Open Business Model of Indirect Institutional Benefits Enhancing Accessibility and Sustainability of  “Teksty Drugie” Design and Implementation of a Sustainable Open-Access Business Model for Polish Journals in the Humanities This blog post presents conclusions drawn from the process of converting a journal to open access, carried […]

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 […]

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 […]

Continuity in Open Access Policy in Poland

Continuity in Open Access Policy in Poland

*post by the OpenAIRE NOAD in Poland*     In October 2015, the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education released a document entitled “Directions of the development of open access to research publications and research results in Poland”. Recommendations on Open Access for different stakeholders were included. Now, the Ministry has declared that a new open […]

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

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

In this blog post series, all bids funded by the OpenAIRE 2nd call for support for non-author fee open access publishing initiatives will present their activities. This first guest post is written by  : James Smith, Marketing Officer, Open Library of Humanities This blog post came about as a result of a very enjoyable OpenAIRE-funded workshop, […]

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: final results

OpenAIRE is currently preparing its final reporting on the uptake and metrics of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot. The Pilot was installed by OpenAIRE and the European Commission in order to  meet a demand from FP7 projects that wanted, in compliance with the EC’s recommendations and polices on open access, to make […]

FOSTER Open Science Handbook and Roadmap for Training Practices

FOSTER Open Science Handbook and Roadmap for Training Practices

FOSTER releases two major resources on Open Science Training The FOSTER Plus project has released two interesting resources on open science training: the Open Science Training Handbook and the  Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research Institutions Gwen FranckOpen Access Programme Coordinator at EIFL – Electronic Information for Libraries / Open Access Project Officer […]

Launch of the CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool

Launch of the CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool

A new CoreTrustSeal Application Management Tool (AMT) has been released. The new  tool replaces the tool used by Data Seal of Approval (DSA), shortly to be closed, and works in tandem with the Membership Management Tool (MMT) of the World Data System (ICSU-WDS). How to join: First timers: All organizations wishing to be certified for […]

FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook: feedback wanted!

FOSTER Open Science Training Handbook: feedback wanted!

FOSTER releases the first draft of the Open Science Training Handbook.  14 experts from 10 countries have worked for 5 days to create the first draft of what will become a comprehensive overview of practical resources and tools to support trainers who would like to teach and inspire researchers on Open Science topics. The Handbook […]

COAR publishes recommendations for next generation repositories

COAR publishes recommendations for next generation repositories

Defining the next generation repository On a dedicated website and through GitHub, 11 new behaviours for next generation repositories and a snapshot of the current status of technology, standards and protocols to support each behaviour are now available. COAR welcomes community feedback about existing recommendations and suggestions for other technologies not yet identified. Building on […]

EUA publishes Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and launches 2017-2018 survey

EUA publishes Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and launches 2017-2018 survey

The European University Association  (EUA) has published its Open Access Survey Report 2016-2017 and is launching the 2017-2018 Open Access Survey. The Open Access Survey tracks universities’ progress towards open access by looking at the degree to which they have implemented institutional policies and practices in the field. Since its inception in 2014, the initiative […]

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