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.


Credit: The unbound book ©Institute of Network Cultures. CC BY-SA

title 06/02/2019

The Royal Academy of Belgium have recently published "Open Science, the challenge of transparency" by Bernard Rentier.

The book has been released simultaneously in a print version and in an Open Access online version.

"A new way of conceiving scientific research, open science, was born with the computer revolution. In the wake of Open Access (free access to the results of publicly funded research), it goes hand in hand with the great ideal of transparency that is now invading all spheres of life in society. This book describes its origins, perspectives and objectives, and reveals the obstacles and obstacles due to private profit and academic conservatism."

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What is Open Access to you?

After a year rich in Open Access events such as the change of copyright law in Belgium, the adoption of the Open Access Decree of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the 10-year anniversary of ORBi, it is up to the members of the ULiège to share their Open Access story.



title 17/12/2018

Pour marquer les 10 ans d’ORBi, nous vous invitons à une journée de conférences le 20 novembre 2018 pour faire le point sur le passé, le présent et le futur de l’Open Access et de l’Open Science à Liège, en Belgique et en Europe.

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title 17/12/2018

As a part of the international Open Access Week 2018, Belgium universities host a series of lunch-time webinars. Themed “Everyone on the road to Open Science”, these online presentations will cover different topics concerning Open Science aimed at PhD’s, researchers and research supporting staff.

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title 13/09/2018

A change in the belgian copyright law allow the authors of scientific articles financed by the public sector, to retain the right to make their article available in Open Access even if otherwise stipulated in their contract with the publisher.

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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]