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title 14/12/2017

More modern and ergonomic charts, optimized and faster loading web pages, and export options. These are the main features of this new version of ORBi statistics!

These improvements are not only for public statistics, but also for author statistics (available via MyORBi) and archived records.


title 13/12/2017

It can be difficult for researchers to understand what are their author rights, what articles they can archive in Open Access... Fortunately, political decisions are taken across Europe to strongly authorize free dissemination of knowledge.

In Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Federation has presented a decree in order to authorize the Open Access deposit of publicly funded research. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018.


title 21/11/2017

How many immigrants are there in Belgium? Do they take belgians' jobs? Are they integrated into belgian society? Could we close the borders?

Jean-Michel Lafleur, deputy director of the CEDEM (Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies) and Abdeslam Marfouk, Research Associate at the CEDEM, publish "21 questions que se posent les Belges sur les migrations internationales au 21e siècle".

A book to overcome the clichés, freely available via ORBi:

"Pourquoi l'immigration? 21 questions que se posent les Belges sur les migrations internationales au 21e siècle".

ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography)

In may 2007, the ULiège's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (ULiège mandate).

This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.

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