scholarly communication

Repositories of the future

Repositories of the future

Repositories forming a distributed global knowledge network have the potential to promote the transformation of the scholarly communication ecosystem and advance the OA scholarly communication infrastructure towards a “scholarly commons “. One of the barriers is a lack of web-based integration with other innovative scholarly services. There is a clear need for repository platforms to […]

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 […]

Research Data Management related-resources in OpenAIRE

Research Data Management related-resources in OpenAIRE

*posted on behalf of Marjan Grootveld, DANS (@MarjanGrootveld)* During Open Access Week 2017, OpenAIRE and FOSTERplus tried out a new format for a webinar on Research Data Management called “Flip the Classroom”. Participants were asked to submit their questions in advance so that they could be addressed during the presentation – more than 20 questions […]

Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

Meeting of La Referencia Directive Council: OpenAIRE, La Referencia and COAR discussed ongoing collaboration and their strengthening in 2018

On September 27 to 29 the Directive Council of La Referencia, the regional repository network from Latin America, met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. La Referencia was created five years ago and currently brings together nine national nodes and aggregates almost 1,5 million documents. The meeting, with representatives from Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia, […]

Serbia celebrates Open Access Week with ORCID tutorials!

Kickstart your ORCID ID!  OpenAIRE NOAD in Serbia has released a set of brief video tutorials about ORCID IDs. The video’s are in Serbian and should be understood throughout the Western Balkans. They are intended for all those who (still) do not have ORCID profiles, but they may also be useful for registered ORCID users who have […]

Registration now Open for the OpenAIRE Open Access Week 2017 webinars

Registration now Open for the OpenAIRE Open Access Week 2017 webinars

Registration now Open for the OpenAIRE Open Access Week 2017 webinars To celebrate Open Access Week (23-27th October 2017), OpenAIRE is organising a series of webinars on a variety of topics, including discipline-specific tools and workflows, the legal aspects of Open Science, and an interactive session on Research Data Management. All webinars will be recorded. […]

FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot: results of the first two years

The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot has recently made an analysis of the results of the first ‘period’ of the Pilot – from May 2015 until April 30th 2017 –  in other words, this is the overview of all activity for the Pilot within the 2-year timeframe it was originally intended for. The dataset it is […]

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 […]

Collaborative annotations for preprint repositories

Collaborative annotations for preprint repositories

Guest post by Alexander Naydenov, co-founder of PaperHive Preprint repositories like arXiv, SSRN and Zenodo have become an integral part of the research workflows in their respective disciplines. University repositories and initiatives like bioRxiv and the preprint servers supported by the Open Science Framework are following in their footsteps. Authors expect fast dissemination of their results […]

OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe

OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe

  OpenAIRE Position Paper on Open Research Europe The European Commission recently announced plans to create “Open Research Europe” (ORE), an online platform allowing rapid, Open Access (OA) publication of Horizon 2020 related peer reviewed articles and preprints. The platform aims to be a fast, cost-effective high-quality service, with mechanisms for open review and alternative […]

EOSC Declaration: OpenAIRE’s Response

OpenAIRE welcomes and endorses the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Declaration and the vision of European Open Science. As stated in the EOSC summit on 12.6.17 OpenAIRE has often emphasised that while EOSC develops a European research data commons, the scope should be broader. In our view and experience, EOSC must take a holistic approach […]

“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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