Mojca Kotar

Mojca Kotar, Assistant Secretary General of the University of Ljubljana in the University Office of Library Services. OpenAIRE National Open Access Desk for Slovenia.

Academic Leadership for Open Science: UNICA Rectors Seminar, 14 September 2018

Academic Leadership for Open Science: UNICA Rectors Seminar, 14 September 2018

UNICA (the Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe) organized a seminar on academic leadership in open science policies and implementation. It was attended by approximately 30 rectors and vice-rectors from UNICA member universities and other university staff. The invited presentations, panel discussions and audience comments crystalized importance of the following topics: Universities are leaders […]

Open peer review, innovative dissemination and altmetrics: OpenUP Final Conference

Open peer review, innovative dissemination and altmetrics: OpenUP Final Conference

The OpenUP project on “OPENing UP new methods, indicators and tools for peer review, impact measurement and dissemination of research results” held its final conference in Brussels on 5-6 September 2018. The three project topics were discussed from different aspects, including gender, thereby reflecting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), which promotes an open and gender […]

Open access in the humanities

Open access in the humanities

The context The event on open access in the humanities (and social sciences) took place on 22 May 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was targeted to Slovenian researchers in the humanities and social sciences as well as to editors of Slovenian peer-reviewed journals from these scientific areas. More than 80 participants listened to presentations on […]

How to release scholarly communication from subscriptions and copyright retention by publishers to match the EOSC developments?

How to release scholarly communication from subscriptions and copyright retention by publishers to match the EOSC developments?

In short Within the European Open Science Cloud, research results in the form of research data will be FAIR in few years. The question is how to release scholarly communication from subscriptions and copyright retention by publishers to match the EOSC developments. The University of Ljubljana suggests that as the first step the European organizations […]

20 years of social sciences data curation and preservation in Slovenia

20 years of social sciences data curation and preservation in Slovenia

The Slovenian social sciences data archive called Arhiv družboslovnih podatkov (ADP) was established in 1997 when the need for an organizational unit that would preserve and enable re-use of data from the social sciences surveys arised. The establishment of the archive was marked in the beginning of December 2017 with a dedicated panel and a celebration. […]

European Open Science Cloud: currently and in the near future

European Open Science Cloud: currently and in the near future

Development of open science in the European Research Area follows provisions and recommendations in the 2016 documents, i.e., Amsterdam call for action on open science, Council conclusions on the transition towards an open science system (9526/16) and European Cloud Initiative – building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe COM(2016) 178 final. The latter […]

Launch of CESSDA online expert tour guide on research data management

Launch of CESSDA online expert tour guide on research data management

Many members of the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA ERIC) host workshops on how to manage, store, organise, document and publish data for researchers in the social sciences. Recently, the CESSDA online Research Data Management (RDM) expert tour guide was launched, which is an online tutorial based on the archives’ experiences when engaging […]

Conference “Focus on Open Science”, Ljubljana, 24 November 2017

Conference “Focus on Open Science”, Ljubljana, 24 November 2017

A somewhat unusual programme of seven presentations and five sponsor updates offered precious insights into the latest developments in open science and into the changing scholarly communication landscape, and highlighted the roles of libraries. European and universities worldwide are facing open science challenges. How to tackle them efficiently and sustainably? The University of Barcelona, a […]

Open science and open access in the Slovenian draft Research and Development Act

Open science and open access in the Slovenian draft Research and Development Act

Public consultation is open until 29 November 2017 on the draft Slovenian Research and Development Act. The news item at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport website states that the purpose of the act is to ensure relevant conditions for the development of qualitative and globally comparable research and development, through enabling relevant funding, […]

European Network of Academic Integrity events in Slovenia, September 2017

European Network of Academic Integrity events in Slovenia, September 2017

Partners of the European Network of Academic Integrity (ENAI) have met in Slovenia and offered three workshops in Maribor and a conference in Ljubljana (conference video) to interested parties (13-14 September 2017). The network is currently funded as an Erasmus+ project (12 partners from 11 countries, 2016-2019) and promotes integrity in the whole academia and […]

Enabling openness, reproducibility and re-use of research: Open Science FAIR, Athens, 6-8 September 2017

Enabling openness, reproducibility and re-use of research: Open Science FAIR, Athens, 6-8 September 2017

Four H2020 funded projects (OpenAIRE, OpenMinTeD, OpenUP, FOSTER) have organized the Open Science FAIR conference with a programme covering different aspects of open science, e.g., open science policies and processes, open science impact, science to and with the society, and FAIR data and FAIR services. In his opening address, the Greek Minister of Education, Research and […]

“Free reading and paying open access articles” scholarly communication model for the better use of public funding

Abstract Max Planck Digital Library has shown that “money already invested in the research publishing system is sufficient to enable a transformation that will be sustainable for the future” and suggested that “money currently locked in the journal subscription system must be withdrawn and re-purposed for open access publishing services”. No single country is an […]

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