title 19/10/2020

As a part of the international Open Access Week 2020, Belgium universities host a series of online webinars. The 4 online presentations will cover different topics concerning Open Science aimed at research supporting staff and librarians interested in learning more about Open Science tools, training, Open Data  and Open Science in practice.


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Mosa, a visibility window for belgian Open Access publications

Curious about scientific research conducted in Belgium and which is available for free? ULiège Library has just launched a tool that allows you to explore it.

Mosa aims to highlight Open Access scientific production by researchers from universities and institutions in Belgium and Luxembourg.

title 11/02/2020

To better assist you in your Open Access deposit process, ULiège Library provides you with an informational leaflet "Open Access in Belgium. My rights. My obligations".

You can find the English version of this brochure as well as the content of this brochure and other information on our website.


Thirty-five years ago, when the Coronavirus didn’t scare anyone…

Extract from "Immediate openings" the blog of Bernard Rentier

"One day humankind will wonder how it has been possible to authorise the sequestration of knowledge against payment for decades and why it was only released under the pressure of collective and global anxiety about a virus perceived as threatening, while several others, in the above list, are also wreaking havoc but, of course, only in tropical-equatorial countries."


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title 22/10/2019

L'UR Cité vous invite à sa rentrée sur le thème de l'Open Science ce 25/10 ! Celle-ci sera rythmée par plusieurs activités.

  • 13h45 : ORBi-sprint : une séance ludique de travail par équipes où les participant.e.s seront invité.e.s à encoder un maximum de références dans leurs profils ORBi en un minimum de temps.
  • 15h : Conférence de rentrée : perspectives croisées du pro-Recteur Bernard Rentier et de Paul Thirion, Directeur de l’ULiège Library. Elle sera suivie d'une réception dans le hall du B31.

title 16/10/2019

On the 21st of November, a round table discussion organized by Open Access Belgium, will bring together research administration and libraries to have an in-depth discussion about the financial implications of transformative agreements and the monitoring of cost for Open Access publishing.

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title 15/07/2019

Summer is the perfect time to update your knowledge about Open Science and Open Access. Here's a brief reading list:

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title 16/05/2019

A two-day workshop titled ‘Research policy monitoring in the era of Open Science and Big Data – The what (indicators) and the how (infrastructures)’, co-organised by OpenAIRE and Data4Impact, with support of Science Europe, will explore mechanisms for research policy monitoring and indicators, and how to link these to infrastructure and services. The first day will focus on open science indicators as these emerge from national and EU initiatives, while the second will be a forward thinking exploration for more advanced aspects of indicators for innovation and societal impact.WHEN – May 27-28th, 2019

L'Université au 21e siècle ou le dilemme de la modernité

Ce mardi 30 avril à 18h30 aura lieu une rencontre croisée avec Bernard Rentier & Jean Winand pour dialoguer ensemble sur le thème de "l'Université au 21e siècle ou le dilemme de la modernité"

Jean Winand est égyptologue, premier vice-recteur de l'ULiège et doyen honoraire de la Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres et a récement publié "L'université à la croisée des chemins" (Académie Royale de Belgique).

Bernard Rentier est virologue et recteur honoraire de l'ULiège a récement publié "Science ouverte, le défi de la transparence" (Académie Royale de Belgique), disponible en open access sur ORBi.

La rencontre sera animée par Robert Neys, journaliste.

Librairie Pax, place Cockerill 4, 4000 Liège, mardi 30 avril 2019 à 18h30


title 25/02/2019

Seven universities, five Houses of Human Sciences and 87 scientific journals associated to establish a network specialised in Open Access journals publishing. It took place during the first Day of Scientific Journals Incubators, in the University Jean Moulin of Lyon 3, the 23 novembre 2018.

PoPuPs (Portail de Publication de Revues scientifiques) - the scientific journals publication portal developed by ULiège - ULiège Library joined this initative.


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