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Easier access to Big Data through The Hague Declaration

Li_Decl_logoPayoff_RGB_72-01-01-850x475 2The 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.

New life breathed into ROARMAP by Pasteur4OA

ROARMAPROARMAP, 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.

Pasteur4OA: Learning about Open Access Policies Worldwide

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.

Join the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project alerting service

Would you like to be part of the community compiling the Open Access Tagging Project (OATP) alerting service?

We are looking for volunteer taggers to tag items about OA relevant to their own countries. The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary is one service built upon the OATP and there could be many more such services developed if the OATP were more comprehensive.

So, we need your help, and it won’t take you long – just a few minutes now and then. If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved, Nancy Pontika, the SPARC Europe officer responsible for our Diary, would be pleased to explain and to set you up as a volunteer tagger. Please contact Nancy by email at pontika.nancy@gmail.com and she will tell you all about it.

New SPARC Europe service: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary

OADiarySPARC Europe is happy to share a new service with the Open Access Community: The SPARC Europe Open Access Diary.

This service brings together European news and developments on Open Access drawn from the international Open Access Tracking Project.
The Diary allows you to browse by country, and also summarises some of the key policy developments and services and projects in the European Union. It also gives you a special view on humanities resources.
We hope this OA Diary will help you derive a better picture of developments around Open Access and keep track of how things are going.

We plan to continue this service through 2015 and further into the future if you find it useful.

Try it out here and let us know what you think: http://sparceurope.org/oadiaryeurope

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