Researcher to reader, London 26-27 februari 2018

Februarivädret bjöd på ömsom sol, ömsom snö, samtidigt som den årliga konferensen Researcher to Reader ägde rum den 26-27 februari i London. Konferensen samlade drygt 160 deltagare från förlag, bibliotek, agenter och tjänsteleverantörer. I år kom sammanlagt nio deltagare från Sverige. Britt-Marie Wideberg och Annica Wentzel deltog från Kungliga biblioteket.

Foto: Annica Wentzel

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Nordic consortia endorse LIBER’s open access principles

LIBER, the Association of European Research Libraries, has recently published a new strategy for publisher negotiations containing five open access principles. The new strategy aligns with OA2020 and their mission outlined in ”Expression of interest in the large-scale implementation of open access to scholarly journals,” which all Nordic consortia have signed. As a consequence, the Nordic consortia would hereby jointly like to endorse LIBER’s principles and aim to meet them in negotiations. As all Nordic countries have different national open access strategies, the relevance of all LIBER’s principles may differ from country to country.

 

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Joint Nordic Meeting on Open Access and Licensing

In the middle of June representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden convened in Stockholm for a Joint Nordic Meeting on Licenses and Open Access. The participants came from NOAF, the Nordic Open Access Forum, and Nordlic, a group formed by license managers at Nordic consortia with a long tradition of annual meetings. This was the first joint meeting between these two groups.

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