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title 22/12/2017

Good news this Christmas: ORBi has passed the benchmark of 100,000 references with a fulltext!

And in nearly 56% of these cases, the documents are freely accessible!

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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 mandate the deposit of publications of publicly funded research in institutional archives and favour the Open Access. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018.


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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