Workshop on Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing

On April 26th and 27th the Workshop “Challenging the Current Business Models in Academic Publishing: Accelerators and Obstacles to the Open Access Transition” has been organised in Antwerp, Belgium by Science Europe in collaboration with LIBER and the European University Association. Aim of this Workshop was to bring together various experts to discuss and challenge…

Open letter to STM

LIBER joins global coalition in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences

LIBER has joined with a group of 58 signatories representing research institutions, civil society and publishers in calling on STM to withdraw their new model licences. In an open letter the group expressed their shared concern that these licences “would limit the use, reuse and exploitation of research. They would make it difficult, confusing or…

EIFL and LIBER sign Memorandum of Understanding

LIBER has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EIFL an international not-for-profit organisation that works with libraries in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The agreement signifies a new relationship between the two organisations. It will allow both LIBER and EIFL to enhance cooperation on important initiatives to the…

Call for proposals to host FOSTER training events on open access, open data and open science

LIBER is pleased to announce the launch of the FOSTER project. The project, in which LIBER is a partner, aims to accelerate knowledge and practice of open access and open science, especially among young researchers, across all fields. In addition, it will mobilize other stakeholders, such as project managers, administrators, and librarians, in support of…

The MedOANet project releases Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organisations

The MedOANet project releases Guidelines for implementing open access policies for research performing and research funding organisations. The aim of the Guidelines is the coordination of policy-development in the six Mediterranean countries that participate in the project (France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey). They provide concise and targeted guidance for a harmonised approach towards…

The MedOANet European Workshop

The MedOANet European Workshop took place at the University of Minho, Braga – Portugal, on the 6th February, 2013, included in a larger event, the UMinho Open Access Seminar, which brought together the MedOANet European Workshop and theOpenAIREInteroperability Workshop, offering also public sessions on Open Access policies, open science, data repositories, interoperability and research infrastructures.…