Some OA news in brief

  • ORBi has passed the landmark of 50,000 referenced publications, of which 30,000 are with full text, and with significant user statistics (see the ORBi statistics).
  • 8 new institutions have since June registered their mandatory self-archiving policy at ROARMAP - More info.
  • The 4th edition of the Open Access Week will take place from October 18 to 24, 2010.
  • A bibliography on the different aspects of the Open Access movement (disciplinary and institutional archives, author’s rights, OAI-PMH, etc.) has just been compiled by Charles W. Bailey, Jr. It covers the 1999-2010 period.
title 06/09/2010

The Universities of Lorraine organize on the 21st September a workshop dedicated to the Open Access movement. Rector Bernard Rentier and Paul Thirion, Director of the ULg Library Network, will present ORBi, the institutional repository of the University of Liège, and PoPuPs, the portal for the publication of scientific journals edited at the ULg.

Inscription needed (before the 10th September - free)

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title 08/07/2010

With ORBi, the ULg is the highest placed Belgian university in the Ranking Web of World Repositories 2010, which measures the impact of publication repositories on the Internet.

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title 02/07/2010

Repositories increasingly play a pivotal role in the emerging information landscape. Through the format of blending general conference sessions that cover cross-cutting and overarching issues, followed by open user group meetings for DSpace, Fedora, and Eprints, Open Repositories attempts to create an opportunity to explore the challenges faced by user communities and others in today's world...

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title 28/05/2010

Over the last year, thanks to the active involvement of the ULg researchers, ORBi has seen the number of its references growing from 10,000 (news of June 2009) to 40,000. Out of these, 25,000 are with full text. According to ROAR, this is the third highest growth rate among the 1,000 identified institutional repositories among the world.

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title 06/05/2010

The guide Aspects juridiques de la publication scientifique. Guide pratique à l'attention des membres de la communauté universitaire, written by Laurence Thys, lawyer and assistant at the Graulich Library (ULg), has just been published. It is available in Open Access at http://hdl.handle.net/2268/4277.

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title 12/02/2010

ULg researchers can now generate their complete publication list, those of their laboratory or research team, etc. This can be made quickly and with a well-crafted format.

This functionality will be specially useful for F.R.S.-FNRS candidates who can easily produce their publication list in the requested format.

Presentation session:
Thursday 18/02/2010 (13.00 - 13.30) - Location: B6d R.30

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title 06/02/2010

After the University of Liège and the Academie Louvain, Ghent University adopted an OA mandate. The Ghent University mandate is an Immediate Deposit and Optional Access mandate.

Deposit is mandated not only for research articles but also for books, book chapters and conference papers. Documents must be deposited in the University’s institutional repository, in author postprint version and at the latest upon publication.

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title 19/11/2009

A major upgrade to RoMEO, publisher's copyright & archiving policies database, has been released:

  • Extra Category for the self-archiving of the Publisher's Version/ PDF
  • Expanded Journal Coverage including information from the Directory of Open Access Journals and from the "Entrez" journal list hosted by the NCBI
  • Extra Search Options for Journal Abbreviations and Electronic ISSNs
  • Selective Display of Publishers' Compliance with Funding Agencys'Mandates

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Good news! An English version of ORBi is now available

The public interface as well as the submission process (accessible to ULg members) are both available in English from now on. More visibility can thus be given to the ULg's publications on international websites.

We will also focus in the coming weeks on a larger referencing of ORBi in search engines and specialized Open Access sites.