MedOANet European Workshop at UMinho Open Access Seminar
The University of Minho, in conjunction with OpenAIREplus Project and MedOANet Project, is pleased to announce the UMinho Open Access Seminar.
The event will take place at the University of Minho, Braga, from 6 to 8 February 2013.
Taking advantage of the opportunity to gather at the same place OA international experts working on both OpenAIREplus and MedOANet projects, UMinho will organize an event which will include not only the formal meetings of both projects, but also public sessions on open access policies and interoperability infrastructures.
The three-days seminar include the European Workshop of the MedOANet project (6th Feb), an open day (7th Feb), and the OpenAIREplus Interoperability Workshop (8th Feb).
The MedOANet European Workshop will bring together decision-makers and task force representatives from the six Mediterranean countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. It will also have the contribution of OA experts and representatives of relevant European and international organizations and initiatives. The workshop will produce a final document with conclusions/recommendations on how to implement coordinated policies in line with the European Commission’s initiatives such as Open Access Pilot on FP7, OpenAIRE, and OpenAIREplus.
The OpenAIREplus Interoperability Workshop will foster communication between OpenAIRE/ OpenAIREplus network of NOAD’s and national, European and international infrastructure initiatives and federations.
This series of events is aimed at members of both MedOANET and OpenAIRE projects, repository managers (both data and publications), data providers, data curators, open science practitioners, researchers, and librarians.
If you have any questions, please contact the Open Access projects team at email@example.com
Turkish National Open Access Workshop
Hosted by Hacettepe University, the Turkish National Open Access Workshop took place in Ankara, Turkey, from November 8-9, 2012. The workshop was part of the Mediterranean Open Access Network (MedOANet) project. The national workshop on Open Access drew about 200 participants from various sectors (two thirds represented research performing organizations (RPOs), 15% public institutions and 20% publishers, database producers, aggregators and students).
Open Access Tracker released!
The MedOANet project is pleased to announce the release of the Open Access Tracker.
The Open Access Tracker brings together information on journals, repositories, institutional policies, funder’s policies and publishers’ self-archiving policies, representing Open Access activities in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal.
The Tracker draws information from authoritative services such as DOAJ,SHERPA/RoMEO, SHERPA/Juliet, OpenDOAR, ROARMAP. It shows the growth of different types of Open Access activities and policies in numbers, effectively creating a profile for each country; it also visually presents the growth of these different types of Open Access resources by country, by year as recorded in the external sources. The Tracker is intended to encourage the stakeholder community to register its open access resources with these established services from which it draws information, in order to increase the accuracy of information regarding the state of open access in the six countries.
Take a tour of the MedOANet Open Access Tracker http://www.medoanet.eu/open-access-tracker-information
and read the press release.
Presentation of Medoanet at workshop in Berlin
Karin Ludewig, ENCES, will talk on "MedOANet: Ein Überblick über die urheberrechtliche Landschaft in Südeuropa" at the Open Workshop of the Coalition for Action „Copyright for Education and Research e.V.“. The workshop is entitled „Alles auf dem Europäischen Weg? Zu einem Urheberrecht für Bildung und Wissenschaft!“ and will deal with questions of copyright for education and scientific research in Germany and Europe. The workshop will take place at the University Library of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, on 10-11 December 2012.
On 10 December, the morning session will deal with questions of European copyright. This session is, at the same time, an ENCES workshop. It is open to participants from the scholarly sector of any European country. Registration is open at http://www.urheberrechtsbuendnis.de/workshop122012.html .
Portuguese National Workshop
In Portugal this initiative was held on 22nd October 2012, at the University of Minho, in parallel with Spanish National Workshop. This initiative was part of the UMinho’s program for Open Access Week.
The main goal of this national workshop was to discuss what should be done to foster open access in Portugal converging with the European policies and beneficing of the experience and knowledge of the National Task Force members.
This event gathered three dozen delegates representing not only universities, polytechnics, scientific institutes, research laboratories and other research performing organizations, but also scientific and professional associations, funders, and scientific publishers.
Here some pictures of the event.
Open Access Week 2012
The Open Access Week will take place from the 22nd to the 28th October 2012.
This year's headline is "Set the default to Open Access".
You are encouraged to organize events supporting and promoting Open Access, and to share them on the official website http://www.openaccessweek.org/.
Recommendation of German parliament's committee "Internet and Digital Society" on OA for research
The committee of enquiry "Internet and Digital Society" of the German parliament recommends to support the Open Access principle throughout the research sector. According to a press release of the German parliament dating from 25 June (http://www.bundestag.de/presse/hib/2012_06/2012_314/03.html) free access to research literature and research materials should be furthered by a common and sustainable Open Access strategy of the German research sector. At the EU level developments in Germany about Open Access were observed very closely, said Krista Sager, member of the party Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. According to her, this is what makes the recommendation of the committee so important.
Open Science for the 21st century
Opening Science Through e‑Infrastructures
A speech from Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, on the occasion of the workshop "Open infrastructures for Open Science" Rome, Italy, 11 April 2012.
Read it at http://goo.gl/0y1BI
Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
"Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access", written by Dr. Alma Swan - member of the Advisory Board of the MedOANet project - has now been published.
The full-text is available at the following URL http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002158/215863e.pdf