Webinars on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories

Register for a webinar on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, http://www.openaire.eu/) is offering open webinars on OpenAIRE compatibility for repositories with Pedro Príncipe, José Carvalho, Paolo Manghi and Alen Vodopijevec on Tuesday, March 18 and on Tuesday, April 1.

OpenAIRE now harvests content from a range of European repositories, and ensures raised visibility of open access content, as well as links to project and funding information and datasets.

In order to ensure interoperability and compatibility, an integrated suite of guidelines have been developed. The webinars will briefly outline the OpenAIRE Guidelines (http://guidelines.openaire.eu):

  1. Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers
  2. Guidelines for Data Archive Managers
  3. Guidelines for CRIS Managers.

The webinars will focus on how to implement the literature guidelines in DSpace, EPrints and other repositories, highlighting the recent updates in the OpenAIRE infrastructure and the main changes in the last version of the guidelines. The latest changes in the OpenAIRE guidelines are intended to guide repository managers to expose to the OpenAIRE infrastructure not only the EC funded research results, but also publications funded by other national or international funders.

Who should attend

We invite repository managers and administrators interested in learning more about making their repositories compatible with the OpenAIRE infrastructure and wanting to help their faculty to comply with the EC open access requirements (FP7 and Horizon H2020).

Why you should attend

  • To find out about the different versions of the literature repository guidelines, backwards compatibility and implementation.
  • By implementing these guidelines, repository managers will be able to enable authors who deposit publications in their repositories to fulfill the EC open access requirements, as well as the requirements of other (national or international) funders. In addition it will allow the OpenAIRE infrastructure to add value‐added services such as discoverability, linking, and creation of enhanced publications.
  • Research managers in your institution will be able to compare your institutional performance with the performance of other institutions in your country and within the European Union using the OpenAIRE publication statistics tool. You will also save time for project coordinators at your institution.

Agenda

  • Overview of the OpenAIREplus project and the OpenAIRE guidelines
  • Presentation of the OpenAIRE guidelines for Literature Repositories: Aim, versions and specifications
    • OpenAIRE compatibility status: levels and OAI sets
  • How to make the repository OpenAIRE compatible
  • OpenAIRE validator and registration process

Webinars Details

Dates and duration

Tuesday, March 18

11:00 – 12:00 CET (DSpace repository platform);

14:00 – 15:00 CET (proprietary platforms);

15:30 – 16:30 CET (EPrints repository platform);

or Tuesday, April 1

11:00 – 12:00 CET (proprietary platforms);

14:00 – 15:00 CET (EPrints repository platform);

15:30 – 16:30 CET (DSpace repository platform);

(please choose the date most convenient for you)

How to register

To register your interest in attending the webinar, please email iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net as soon as possible with the following information:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your job title, institution and country
  • the date, time and title (repository platform specification) of the webinar you would like to attend

How you participate: once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the session.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).

To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest

Individual consultations

You can also book an individual consultation with the OpenAIRE team members on Wednesday, March 19, Thursday, March 20, or Friday, March 21; and on Wednesday, April 2, Thursday, April 3, or Friday, April 4.

Contact person: Pedro Príncipe, Open Access Projects, University of Minho, pedroprincipe [at] sdum.uminho.pt.

// On behalf of the OpenAIRE team, Pedro Príncipe & Iryna Kuchma,

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Glöm inte att anmäla dig till Mötesplats Open Access 2014!

I år anordnas Mötesplats Open Access i Växjö den 1-2 april i samarbete mellan Linnéuniversitetet och programmet OpenAccess.se vid Kungliga biblioteket.

Årets två inledningstalare är Björn Brembs, professor i neurogenetik vid Universitetet i Regensburg och Jutta Haider, forskare och lärare i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Lunds universitet.

Bland övriga huvudtalare finns Lisbeth Söderqvist och Anna Wetterbom från Vetenskapsrådet och Niels Stern, förlagschef vid Nordiska Ministerrådet.

Dessutom ges en rad olika presentationer från pågående utvecklingsarbete om open access och öppna arkiv vid svenska lärosäten och det finns som vanligt en ”open space” med möjlighet att mingla och få mer information om pågående projekt.

Läs hela programmet och anmäl dig via OpenAccess.se-webben!

Sista anmälningsdag är söndag 9 mars.

Varmt välkomna till Växjö den 1-2 april!

Vänliga hälsningar från programkommittén för Mötesplats Open Access:
Helena Carlsson Juhlin & Mattias Rieloff, Linnéuniversitetet; Helena Stjernberg, Malmö högskola; Jonas Gilbert, Chalmers; Aina Svensson, Uppsala universitet och Ulf Kronman, OpenAccess.se vid Kungliga biblioteket.

Publicerat i Möten | Kommentering avstängd

Open data day

Imorgon 22 februari 2014 är det Open data day, en dag då utvecklare, myndigheter och andra intresserade runt hela världen sprider, använder, skapar, analyserar och visualiserar öppen offentlig data. Allt för att uppmuntra öppna data policys och spridande av data som i sin tur leder till ökad transparens och innovation.

På Naturvårdsverket firar vi dagen redan idag då vi samlar alla våra interna öppna data projekt för att se hur vi kan samverka för att ge bästa möjliga tillgång till öppen data. Vi arbetar med projekt med allt från SOS tjänster för realtidsdata till tillgängliggörande av rapporter i DiVA.

Vi förbereder också ett stort Hackathon, Hack for Sweden med öppna och fria data.

Det är ett samarbete mellan 12 myndigheter och organisationer som går av stapeln den 15-16 mars 2014.

http://www.naturvardsverket.se/Sa-mar-miljon/Oppna-data/Hackathon-med-miljodata/

Redan fulltecknat, men kolla gärna upp resultatet!

Open_data_day

/ ULRIKA DOMELLÖF MATTSSON

 

Publicerat i Nyheter | Kommentering avstängd

OpenAIRE webinar on ZENODO: Research. Shared

OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, http://www.openaire.eu/) is offering an open webinar on ZENODO with Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN) on Wednesday, February 26. Lars will give a presentation of about 20 minutes providing an overview of ZENODO and focusing on new features, and will be available for Q&A session afterwards with the participants.

ZENODO (http://zenodo.org/) is a new simple and innovative service that enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to share and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of existing institutional or subject-based repositories.

ZENODO enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to:

  • easily share the long tail of small research results in a wide variety of formats including text, spreadsheets, audio, video, and images across all fields of science;
  • display and curate their research results and get credited by making the research results citable and integrate them into existing reporting lines to funding agencies like the European Commission;
  • easily access and reuse shared research results.

ZENODO assigns all publicly available uploads a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to make upload easily and uniquely citeable.

ZENODO stores your research output safely for the future in same cloud infrastructure as research data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider using a CERN’s battle-tested repository software INVENIO used by some of the world’s largest repositories such as INSPIRE HEP and CERN Document Server.

Webinar Details

Title: OpenAIRE webinar on ZENODO. Research. Shared

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Duration: 15.00 – 16.00 CET / 09.00 – 10.00 AM EST / 14.00 – 15.00 GMT

How to register

To register your interest in attending the workshop, please email iryna.kuchma [at] eifl.net as soon as possible with the following information:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your job title, institution and country

How you participate: once your place is confirmed, you will receive a URL and password for the session.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer with sound (and maybe headphones if you are in a busy room).

To check if your computer will be able to access the session successfully, please go to: www.instantpresenter.com/systemtest

// Ulf Kronman

Publicerat i OpenAIRE | Kommentering avstängd

SCOAP3 Repository Launches in Beta

CERN news release February 17th 2014

The SCOAP3 repository is now available at  repo.scoap3.org

This beta version of the SCOAP3 repository contains all articles funded by SCOAP3 in several formats, including PDF, PDF/A and XML. All articles are published under a CC-BY license and can be freely downloaded and further disseminated. The repository metadata is also available under a CC0 license. Around 500 articles per month appear in the repository, immediately upon publication in 10 journals by 11 publishers and learned societies.

The scope of the SCOAP3 repository is neither to duplicate arXiv nor the publisher platforms, nor offer value-added services such as those of INSPIRE. Facilitated by the articles’ CC-BY license, the repository is a staging platform, for further distribution of information, and a way for participating institutions to assess the benefits of SCOAP3 to their scientific communities.

Further services from the repository will enable SCOAP3 partners to build dedicated feeds and alerts, as well as leveraging API access to populate other repositories. At a later stage, we will improve author attribution, in partnership with participating publishers, INSPIRE and ORCID, and handling of affiliations, with the input and support of the SCOAP3 community.

SCOAP3 is operated at CERN and run by an international collaboration that is re-directing funds previously used for subscriptions, with the support of partners in 17 countries. Partners in eight more countries are about to formalize their participation in SCOAP3.

SCOAP3 invites additional participation  from U.S. universities, library consortia in Latin America, and further key institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as libraries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Funds to support SCOAP3 are available through reductions in library expenses which are being implemented by participating publishers.

The text of this news item is available at: http://scoap3.org/news/scoap3-repository-launches-in-beta.html

// Ulf Kronman

Publicerat i SCOAP3 | Kommentering avstängd

Science follows Nature and starts a second-tier open access journal

AAAS, publisher of the renowned journal Science, has followed the example of Nature Publishing Group and launched an open access journal for manuscripts that have been rejected from their flagship journal. The new OA journal is to be named Science Advances, and will have a publishing fee within the range of what other open-access journals charge, typically about $1200 to $5000. Read more about it here:

http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/02/aaas-launches-open-access-journal

This action raises some afterthoughts:

The good thing is that sound research can be published open access, even if the results don’t fit into the narrow ‘selling’ choice of the editors at the journal Science. Exactly like in PLoS ONE, PeerJ, Nature’s Scientific Reports and other OA mega-journals, you may publish good research if it passes the review, even if it has yielded non-selling or negative results.

The bad thing is that these kind of second pay-to-publish choices will inevitably look as a sort of second-class publications and conserve the prejudice that open access publishing is of poorer quality than subscription-based publishing. A pay-to-publish second choice title will continue to look less impressive in a CV publication list than the first-choice flagship subscription title.

The ugly thing is the economics that seems to be driving this development of second-tier OA journals. When a manuscript is rejected from the subscription-based journal, there is still money on the table to be collected in the emerging open access system, and now publishers are running to collect this new stream of revenue, while still clinging on to the old subscription system.

The aftermath and my conclusion is that we now start to see the scholarly publishing system divide into two different services; one traditional subscription service selecting readable and sensational research findings for the reader, and a new service focusing solely on peer review for the publishing researchers. This development may not be a bad thing as such, but I think we should be aware of what is happening and keep an eye on the publishers, so we don’t keep on paying twice for the same services.

Following this trend further, I believe that all scholarly publications should be published open access and free to read, but there is still a place for an editorial service to the reader, selecting the most interesting and ground-breaking research. But this subscription-based service to the readers should be based on knowledgeable selection and editorial content as a service, rather than trying to lock publications in to make them to products for selling.

// Ulf Kronman

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Norska forskningsrådet kräver open access för tidskriftsstöd

Det norska forskningsrådet har valt att gå i en riktning som är motsatt mot det svenska Vetenskapsrådet, som ju har aviserat en möjlig avveckling av sitt tidskriftsstöd.

I Norge har man istället valt att använda tidskriftsstödet som ett argument för en omställning till open access-publicering av tidskrifterna. Efter en treårig omställningsperiod kommer det att krävas av de 40 tidskrifter som får tidskriftsstöd att de har ställt om till open access-publicering.

Så här skriver det norska forskningsrådet på sin webbplats:

Forskningsrådet gir publiseringsstøtte til 40 nasjonale tidsskrifter innenfor humaniora og samfunnsvitenskap. For å stimulere en overgang til åpen tilgang til disse tidsskriftenes artikler, legger Forskningsrådet om sin støtteordning. Etter en treårig overgangsperiode stilles det fra 2017 krav om at tidsskriftene må publisere såkalt Open Access for å motta støtte. Det betyr at artiklene skal gjøres åpent tilgjengelig på internett uten forsinkelse.

The Research Council provides funding for the publication of 40 national journals within social science and the humanities, most of which are in Norwegian. Starting in 2017, after a three-year transition period, journals will be required to employ Open Access publishing to be qualified for support. This will entail that articles must be made openly accessible on the Internet without delay.

Läs mer på det norska forskningsrådets webbplats:

Norska: Alle får tilgang til den nyeste kunnskapen

Engelska: Open access to scientific journals on culture and society

Riksbankens Jubileumsfonds debattsidor har ett bra inlägg om situationen för svenska tidskrifter som erhåller publiceringsstöd från Vetenskapsrådet.

// Ulf Kronman

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De första SCOAP3-artiklarna publicerade open access

CERN:s SCOAP-initiativ börjar nu leverera resultat i form av open access-publicerade artiklar inom partikelfysik.

Här kan ni läsa SCOAP-intitiativets nyhetsmeddelande om detta: http://scoap3.org/news/103.html

The first Open Access articles sponsored by the SCOAP3 international initiative are now available. Almost 400 articleshave already appeared in the first three weeks of 2014 in the journals of participating publishers.

Här finns en lista på de första 400 OA-artiklarna från initiativet.

SCOAP-artiklar författade av forskare från svenska universitet och högskolor

Bland de första artiklarna finns 12 artiklar där forskare från svenska lärosäten har varit medförfattare. Här är en lista med länkar till dessa artiklar:

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2014/01/003

Journal of High Energy Physics
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2014)019
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2014)080
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2014)092
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2014)109
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2014)139

Physics Letters B
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.11.052
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.11.048
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.11.020
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.12.010
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2013.12.029
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.01.026

// Ulf Kronman

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Välkommen till Mötesplats Open Access 2014!

I år anordnas Mötesplats Open Access i Växjö den 1-2 april i samarbete mellan Linnéuniversitetet och programmet OpenAccess.se vid Kungliga biblioteket.

Årets två inledningstalare är Björn Brembs, professor i neurogenetik vid Universitetet i Regensburg och Jutta Haider, forskare och lärare i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Lunds universitet. Bland övriga huvudtalare finns Lisbeth Söderqvist och Anna Wetterbom från Vetenskapsrådet och Niels Stern, förlagschef vid Nordiska Ministerrådet.

Årets föredrag kommer bland annat att handla om OA-statistik och nordiskt samarbete rörande open access samt bibliotekens stöd till open access-publicering. Dessutom blir det som vanligt presentationer från pågående utvecklingsarbeten om open access och öppna arkiv vid svenska lärosäten.  Liksom vid förra årets konferens har vi även i år en ”open space”-session med utökade möjligheter till diskussion och frågor.

Det blir också nyheter och framåtblickar samt senaste nytt från programmet OpenAccess.se och Vetenskapsrådets arbete med nationella riktlinjer för open access.

Varmt välkommen till Elite Park Hotel Växjö och Växjö Konserthus den 1–2 april 2014!

Läs programmet och anmäl dig via OpenAccess.se-webben

Sista anmälningsdag är 9 mars.

// Ulf Kronman

Publicerat i Möten | Kommentering avstängd

Guidelines on Open Access in Horizon 2020

Europakommissionen har nu publicerat riktlinjer för open access till publikationer och forskningsdata för det nya ramprogrammet Horizon 2020 i dokumentet: Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 (PDF)

// Ulf Kronman

Publicerat i Horizon 2020, Nyheter, OpenAIRE | Kommentering avstängd