The Open Access advocacy picture in Europe is changing rapidly, and to respond to this, its Directors will be standing down on 30 June 2015 to allow for new opportunities in the expanding area of openness.
We have just entered discussions with LIBER about furthering Open (Access, Data, Science, TDM, Copyright, etc) by collaborating more intensively , including investigating options for organisational integration.
In the meantime, business will continue as usual.
OA Café: All you always wanted to know about Open Access but were afraid to ask, 17 June 2015, 09.00-11.30
Get answers to your OA questions from experts on technical-, cultural- and policy-related issues. The Open Access Café is the place to mingle, meet old and new friends, and talk about Open Access.
OA Policy, 18 June 2015, 16-17.45
This session will look at current policies worldwide presenting data from the PASTEUR4OA project. Discuss how best to formulate a policy here and how to support it within an institution to maximise the amount of OA material collected.
Monitoring progress towards Open Access – tools for institutions, funders and other decision makers, 18 June 2015, 16-17.45
Mikael K. Elbæk, DTU, Denmark and David Ball, SPARC Europe, will present tools to visualise and monitor several aspects of openness. Presentations will cover the Danish Open Access Barometer and the recent SPARC Europe tool How Open is Your Research?
The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age invites you to make your voice heard to support easier access to Big Data.
The Hague Declaration calls for immediate changes to intellectual property law and the removal of other barriers preventing widened and more equal access to data.
You can make a difference by signing the Hague Declaration.
For more information, see the Hague Declaration press release, the infographic on how big data can save lives or go to the website.
The Pasteur4OA project has just published an international Open Access policy report to help determine what kinds of policies are effective for Open Access Green deposit. This has been written by our own Alma Swan.
PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research) is an EU project that aims to stimulate policy development to ensure Open Access to all outputs from European publicly-funded research. SPARC Europe is a partner.
For access to the document, go to the Pasteur4OA news page.
ROARMAP, the Open Access policy registry, has recently acquired an update through the Pasteur4OA Project.
The ROARMAP policy registry has been rebuilt and now contains information on over 600 policies online with over 100 new policies added.
ROARMAP also now includes far more information, i.e. on deposit and licensing conditions, rights holding, embargo lengths and ‘Gold’ Open Access publishing options.
Consult this revived policy development service if you want to find accurate and detailed information about Open Access policies around the world.