This bibliography is the result of a compilation of the main resources utilized during the development phase of ORBi. It is in no way complete. Highlighted here are some web sites and vital documents enabling a quick understanding of the Open Access movement and to follow up its current status. More ressources are available on the ULiège library website.

General sites on Open Access: chronologies, summaries...

General sites

Fact books


Other international open archives

Legal aspects

  • Thys, Laurence (2009). Aspects juridiques de la publication scientifique : Guide pratique à l'attention des membres de la communauté universitaire. Bruxelles : Conseil Interuniversitaire de la Communauté française (CIUF) [online]
    Retrieved April 29, 2010, from

Specialized websites

Economic aspects

Open Access and emerging countries

Evaluation and impact factor

Technical aspects: software, standards, metadata...

Harvesters (data collecting)

FAQ and glossaries