Open Access

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

Croatian national repository system DABAR & OpenAIRE

For a small academic and research community like Croatia it is important to build national collaborative infrastructure at different levels and for different purposes. Institutional repositories are for last twenty years an important strategy for attaining open access, and provide a key infrastructure for the long-term preservation of digital materials. Apart from HRČAK repository of […]

New French Digital Republic Law boosts support for OA and TDM

New French Digital Republic Law boosts support for OA and TDM

On October 7th 2016, the French Law for a Digital Republic Act (LOI n° 2016-1321 du 7 octobre 2016 pour une République numérique) came into force, following a one year open review process during which the draft law could be improved by citizens. This law introduces new provisions to regulate the digital economy, online cooperative economy, […]

New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

New Open Access and Repositories law in Argentina

Last November 16th, 2016, the Argentine government published a law entitled “Creación de Repositorios Digitales Institucionales de Acceso Abierto”. The law establishes that all institutions which are part of the National Science and Technology System that receive funding from the Argentine federal government must create an “institutional digital repository” that provides free and open access […]

Implementing funder Open Access policies: How OpenAIRE can help

Implementing funder Open Access policies: How OpenAIRE can help

Science Europe has published a new report on the Open Access policies of their member organisations (major European Research Funding and Research Performing Organisations). The report report highlights some of the efforts made by public research organisations in Europe over the past few years to develop and implement OA policies. It also lists some remaining challenges […]

COAR counters reports of repositories’ demise

COAR counters reports of repositories’ demise

Guest post by Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR “The reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated” (to paraphrase Mark Twain) Last week COAR published a response to an article written by Richard Poynder on September 22, 2016. Although some of Richard Poynder’s comments definitely reflect the current reality, he made a number of other somewhat […]

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Global Young Academy pledge to go Open Access

Over 130 early- and mid-career researchers from around the globe have pledged to submit a manuscript to an Open Access outlet by the end of 2016. Over 130 and alumni of the 200-strong Global Young Academy signed the More Open Access pledge. The signatories commit to submitting at least one manuscript in 2016 to an […]

Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Going Beyond Open: The Making of the Vienna Principles

Rich Savage, CC BY 2.0 A group of young researchers, science administrators and librarians of the Open Access Network Austria (OANA), released the first version of The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century. The group under the leadership of Peter Kraker discussed the relationship between Open Access and Scholarly Communication intensely and […]

Infrastructure is Invisible / Infrastructure is Law

Infrastructure is Invisible / Infrastructure is Law

As both Geoffrey Bilder and Martin Heidegger tell us, infrastructure is usually invisible and we only notice it when something goes wrong. This is profoundly problematic for scholarly communications, since infrastructure is also law – it shapes thoughts and actions. Luckily, moments of breakdown (like the SSRN sell-off) help illuminate problems with the system and call […]

After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

After SSRN: Hallmarks of trust for subject repositories

On Tuesday 17th May, the scholarly communications community on Twitter erupted at the news that publishing giant Elsevier had acquired the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a pre-print and publishing community focusing on social sciences and law. The acquisition seems designed to continue Elsevier’s move away from a content-driven business strategy towards one oriented on services and […]

Open Access and Research Data management: Horizon 2020 and Beyond in Ireland.

Open Access and Research Data management: Horizon 2020 and Beyond in Ireland.

In April of this year University College Cork (UCC) hosted a 2-day training event focusing on Open Access Data in Horizon 2020. The event was sponsored by FOSTER and organized jointly by UCC Boole Library and Repository Network Ireland. Day one was aimed at researchers and others who were interested in developing Horizon 2020 proposals. […]

openaccess.nl completely overhauled

openaccess.nl completely overhauled

  Netherlands national Open Access website renewed The Netherlands national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more interactive. www.openaccess.nl/en provides information in both Dutch and English about key open access developments in the Netherlands. The site also presents general up-to-date information on open access, […]

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