The MedOANet Guidelines for Implementing Open Access Policies available in 7 languages
The MedOANet project (Mediterranean Open Access Network – www.medoanet.eu) releases the Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations in 7 languages (EN, GR, FR, ES, IT, PT, TR).
Aim of the Guidelines is the coordination of policy-development in the six Mediterranean countries that participated in the project (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey). The Guidelines provide concise and targeted guidance for a harmonized approach towards policy development.
Links to the MedOANet Guidelines on Open Access Policies:
- EN: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/MED2013_GUIDELi...
- GR: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/GUIDLine_GR_ws.pdf
- FR: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/GUIDLine_FR_ws.pdf
- ES: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/GUIDLine_ES_ws.pdf
- IT: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/GUIDLine_dp_%CE...
- PT: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/GUIDLine_dp_PT_...
- TR: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/MEDOANET2013_GU...
The MedOANet Guidelines is available in Turkish
The MedOANet Guidelines for implementing open access policies is now available in Turkish. The printed copies of the Guidelines have been distributed to the participants of the 2nd National Open Access Workshop that took place during the Open Access Week (October 21-22, 2013) in Izmir, Turkey. The Guidelines in Turkish is also available at http://www.acikerisim.org/dokumanlar/medoanet_guideline_2013.pdf. The printed Guidelines will also be mailed to the research funding and research performing organizations in Turkey in the coming weeks.
OPEN ACCESS WEEK - The MedOANet project releases Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations
The MedOANet project (Mediterranean Open Access Network – www.medoanet.eu) releases the Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organizations. Aim of the Guidelines is the coordination of policy-development in the six Mediterranean countries that participate in the project (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey). They provide concise and targeted guidance for a harmonized approach towards policy development.
Link to the english version of the MedOANet Guidelines: http://medoanet.eu/sites/www.medoanet.eu/files/documents/MED2013_GUIDELi...
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MedOANet European Conference on Open Access - PRESS RELEASE
Athens, 1 October 2013
MedOANet European Conference on Open Access
October 17-18, 2013
Athens, National Hellenic Research Foundation (48, Vassileos Konstantinou Av.)
Τhe EU-funded project Mediterranean Open Access Network (www.medoanet.eu) announces its final conference in Athens, on the 17th and 18th October 2013. The project facilitates the development of open access policies in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.
The conference is organized by the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT/NHRF), coordinator of the project, as part of a wider conference on open access, the International Open Access Conference @ EKT (16th to 18th of October), the third in a series of international conferences focusing at Open Access to scientific knowledge. The first day of the International Open Access Conference @ EKT (16th October) focuses on recent major developments, policies and key projects around Open Government and Open Access to research and education in Greece.
The full programme for all three days of the conference can be found at: http://openaccess.gr/conferences/conference2013/index.dot?language_id=1
MedOANet European Conference - Online Program and Information
The MedOANet European Conference will take place at the National Documentation Centre / National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece, from 17 to 18 October 2013 during the International Open Access Conference.
The final conference of MedOANet will serve to present the results of the project, placing them in the wider European perspectives on Open Access policies, and providing a forum for the current debate on Open Access policy implementation practices within the EU. Specifically, the final conference will focus on best practices in policy implementation among research funders and research performing institutions, as well as a discussion regarding the role of open access within the European Research Area. Speakers include representatives of the European Commission and important stakeholders involved in the implementation of the European Research Area such as the European University Association, the League of European Research Universities and Science Europe.
The program of the International Open Access Conference @ EKT will include presentations by renowned experts and representatives from the areas of research and Open Access. The conference is of special interest for institutions that are involved in research policy and research performing institutions.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science will address a video taped opening message to the Conference.
The full program of the Conference can be found online here: http://openaccess.gr/conferences/conference2013/?language_id=1
Second National Open Access Workshop, October 21-22, 2013, Izmir, Turkey
The 2nd National Open Access Workshop was held in Izmir, Turkey, during the Open Access Week (October 21-22, 2013). The workshop was hosted by the Izmir Institute of Technology and more than 120 people mainly from research performing institutions attended the two-day workshop. The workshop program is available at http://www.acikerisim.org/english/oa2013_program.pdf. Open access, research data management, best practices and open access policies of big publishers were among the topics discussed during the workshop. There was also an update on the MedOANet project during which the MedOANet Guidelines were introduced to the participants for the first time. A final statement was issued after the Workshop, recommending that research funding and research performing organizations should develop open access policies based on the MedOANet Guidelines.
The French Ministry for Higher Education and Research on Open Access
On the occasion of the fifth conference on Open Access organized by Couperin "Open Access : quel avenir pour la publication scientifique? Stratégie des établissements, des Etats et de l’Union Européenne", the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research gave a speech on OA
The full transcript of the speech of Genevieve Fioraso is available here (French text only).
EC Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information in local languages
Published on July 17th 102, the EC Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information is available in all European languages.
Read and disseminate the Recommendation in your local language!
Good practices for university open-access policies
The Harvard Open Access Project released a WIKI version 1.0 of a guide to good practices for university open-access policies at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/hoap/Good_practices_for_university_open-acc...
The guide is based on policies adopted at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and some other institutions around the world.
It is written and edited by Stuart Shieber and Peter Suber, and it is meant to grow over time. Suggestions are welcome.
Report on "Sustainability of Open Access Services"
The Knowledge Exchange partners issue a report that identifies the actions needed in order to help achieve a robust Open Access service foundation.
Although some services that support Open Access have developed a sustainable business model, many started as projects and continue to run on recurrent project funding or goodwill. If these are critical components of the evolving scholarly communication system the foundation of Open Access is vulnerable. Knowledge Exchange has commissioned this study as part of a larger programme of work to look at the issue of sustaining key services into the long term.
This report focuses on phases one and two of the programme. Phase one was a scoping exercise, carried out mainly through a literature review and an extensive stakeholder interview exercise, to describe the services that are currently available or would be valuable in the future. It also investigated what roles stakeholders could play in this future scenario.
Phase two was a stakeholder consultation and engagement exercise. The aim was to engage stakeholders with the work programme so that they could contribute their views, get involved with the work and have a voice in the thinking about future scenarios.
The key services are presented for three future scenarios: ‘Gold’ Open Access, fully ‘Green’ Open Access and Green’ Open Access supplementing subscription access as ‘Gold’ OA grows.
Three strategic areas are identified as having particular potential for future work. These are embedding business development expertise into service development; consideration of how to move money around the system to enable Open Access to be achieved optimally; and governance and coordination of the infrastructural foundation of Open Access. The report concludes with seven recommendations, both high-level and practical, for further work around these strategic areas.