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Open Science – the 21st century benefits for researchers

This conference is co-organised by the National Library of Latvia, University of Latvia and Riga Technical University and it the will take place in the framework of Open Access week. Its goals are to raise awareness of importance, benefits and impact of Open Access, Open Data and Open Science, to enhance awareness of decision makers of the necessity to formulate national and institutional Open Access policies and to introduce them with the best practice in Open Access policies, to introduce concepts and themes around Open Science to researchers and provide practical help in engaging with Open Access to research information, to inform researchers about Research Data Management policies and practices in research institutions, to develop skills necessary for publishing research publications in Open Access for librarians, focusing on the newly launched National Open Access repository service of the National Library of Latvia.

The first half of the conference will have a plenary format, and will consist of keynote speaches on:


  • EC Recommendation on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information and EC Recommendations and Opening up Science
  • Open Access Policies and Best Practices
  • Challenges and solutions of Open Access to Research Data
  • Progress of Open Access in LatviaThe second half of the conference will consist of four parallel workshops:
  • Workshop for policy makers and decision makers: The role of Open Access and its implementation practice in research institutions
  • Two workshops for researchers (one for humanities and social sciences researchers, one for natural sciences and technologies researchers): Discovering Open Practices for Early Career Researchers
  • Workshop for librarians: Publishing in Open Access


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Karina Bandere –


20 Oct 2015


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

28 Responses to “Open Science – the 21st century benefits for researchers”

  1. Dr Alan Akbik delivering the last keynote on text and data mining image credits: LIBEReurope The panel discussions that took place on the day were equally informative and thought provoking; these addressed matters not only around openness in scholarly publishing, research data and infrastructure, but also looked at the role of libraries as trainers and educators and considered the needs of users in the emerging open science movement. A poster session offered the ideal setting for directly interacting with other delegates and learning about their projects while, during the second part of the Knowledge Café, conference participants had the chance to hear updates from members of the LIBER groups and committees regarding future strategic activities and share their feedback. An evening reception at the beautiful building of the Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille successfully closed the second day of the conference.

  2. At the beginning of the big show, models walked in the magnificent Louvre and shuttled between ancient sculptures. Outside the window, you could also see the inverted pyramid of the Louvre’s iconic building. The dazzling array of artworks in the gallery pavilion made people dizzying. There is no need to travel far because of the appearance of travel.

  3. Thanks for sharing actually you are right in many cases Open Access publishing isn`t expensive at all, it is not at all a research done in a poor quality, also quite often publishing in open access promotes published materials citation and impact. Iryna Kuchma also shared policy documents from different countries, which are accepted in large number of countries across the globe -not only in Europe, but also in Africa and Latin America. Keep sharing!