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.



10 ans d’ORBi à l’ULiège Et demain ? Quelle communication savante à l’ère de l’Open Access et de l’Open Science ?

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.

Vidéos et présentations

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.

Join us!

Belgian copyright law amended in favor of open access to scientific articles

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]

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

Support OA and sign !

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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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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!