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An Open Access mandate adopted by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Government

This May 2, 2018, the Parlement of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation has adopted the Open Access decree supporting the free diffusion of scientific publications.

The decree is accessible online [fr]

title 16/03/2018


The Open Access Decree has been adopted by the comission of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation by 10 votes "yes" and 1 abstention.

The text will be discuss in plenary sesssion in 2 weeks

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ORBi boosts your visibility!

From the beginning, ORBi's goal was always to massively disseminate the scientific production of the University of Liège. In order to do this, ORBi employ multiple channels:

  • Global search engines (Google, Bing, Baidu)
  • Research tools in Open Access
  • Social networks
  • Discovery tools for other libraries and institutions
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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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