01.30.2013
project

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.

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12.12.2012
project

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).

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12.11.2012
project

Open Access Tracker released!

The MedOANet project is pleased to announce the release of the Open Access Tracker.

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11.29.2012
project

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.

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11.15.2012
project

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.

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06.27.2012
open access

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/.

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06.27.2012
open access

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.

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04.20.2012
open access

Open Science for the 21st century

The ALLEA Federation released on April 11th the Declaration "Open Science for the 21st century" (read here), where Open Access is acknowledged as part of the future of Open Science.

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04.11.2012
open access

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

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04.06.2012
open access

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

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