Open Access just a footnote? For the 4th consecutive year, the international research community is communicating and acting in favour of Open Access.
The Universities of Lorraine organize on the 21st September a workshop dedicated to the Open Access movement. Rector Bernard Rentier and Paul Thirion, Director of the ULg Library Network, will present ORBi, the institutional repository of the University of Liège, and PoPuPs, the portal for the publication of scientific journals edited at the ULg.
Inscription needed (before the 10th September - free)
With ORBi, the ULg is the highest placed Belgian university in the Ranking Web of World Repositories 2010, which measures the impact of publication repositories on the Internet.
Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through the format of blending general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, followed by open user group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, Open Repositories attempts to create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today's world...
Over the last year, thanks to the active involvement of the ULg researchers, ORBi has seen the number of its references growing from 10,000 (news of June 2009) to 40,000. Out of these, 25,000 are with full text. According to ROAR, this is the third highest growth rate among the 1,000 identified institutional repositories among the world.
The guide Aspects juridiques de la publication scientifique. Guide pratique à l'attention des membres de la communauté universitaire, written by Laurence Thys, lawyer and assistant at the Graulich Library (ULg), has just been published. It is available in Open Access at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/4277.
ULg researchers can now generate their complete publication list, those of their laboratory or research team, etc. This can be made quickly and with a well-crafted format.
This functionality will be specially useful for F.R.S.-FNRS candidates who can easily produce their publication list in the requested format.
Thursday 18/02/2010 (13.00 - 13.30) - Location: B6d R.30
Deposit is mandated not only for research articles but also for books, book chapters and conference papers. Documents must be deposited in the University’s institutional repository, in author postprint version and at the latest upon publication.
A major upgrade to RoMEO, publisher's copyright & archiving policies database, has been released: