Open Access Erasmus Staff Week 2017
For the third year, the libraries network of the University of Liege (ULg Library) organizes an “Open Access Erasmus Staff Week” to expose, question and reflect on the new roles and opportunities which emerged from the Open Access & Open Science movement for the academic libraries.
Based both on ULg Library’s expertize and on each participant’s experience in Open Access, the main OA components will be addressed : mandates, author rights, Open Science, libraries roles, etc. Some sessions will be collaborative and, for others, participants will be invited to expose their own open access experiences (see more details on the themes below).
Where? : University of Liège (Belgium) - libraries network of the University of Liege (ULg Library)
When? : 8 to 12 may 2017
Target group : Librarians, or any staff member working in an academic library/institution and concerned by the development and implementation of open access/science tools and services.
Number of participants : 20 (1 person by institution, depending of the number of requests)
Registrations : closed
The application deadline is March 10th, 2017. Confirmations will be sent after March 20th. Please do not make travel arrangements before your participation is confirmed. Working language: English
Information & contact : D. Chalono
The ULg International Relationship Department can also provide you information concerning the administrative aspects of your training at the ULg Library.
The programme is currently under development. Please note that the details below represent only a draft of the topics to be discussed during the week.
- General presentation of ULg Library and the history of open access at the University of Liège
- Presentation and demonstration of the various open access initiatives developed at the ULg and their specific functionalities :
- ORBi : Open repository and bibliography of the ULg. Based on a strong open access mandate, the institutional repository of the ULg aims to collect, preserve and diffuse the scientific production and communication of the university’s members.
- PoPuPs : Is intended to allow ULg schorlars to easily, rapidly and freely publish their full-text journals online
- MatheO : MatheO (Master Thesis Online) is the gateway to master's thesis from the University of Liège. It aims not only to solve the problem of paper archiving and perennial preservation, but also to offer a much wider accessibility and visibility to these students' works, many of them being of good scientific quality.
- DONum : Create as a virtual library, DONum is dedicated to the dissemination of digitized scientific, heritage or cultural collections of the university services and his partners
- The library role of promoting Open Access. What can the library do to participate to the development of OA? How to explain and promote open access concepts to academic audiences (student, researcher, authorities,)? Which resources, tools, approach to use? How to create an effective communication campaign ?
- Bibliometrics / altmetrics, helpful tools for assessing research and scientific career? Today, research and career assessment seems deeply linked to the bibliometric indicators, even if this link depends on the scientific area concerned. Are these indicators as objective as they pretend to be? Which are the new perspectives offered by the altmetrics?
- From Open Access to Open Science. The Open movement is evolving towards a more global "open" approach, also including a free access to data and software produced with public funds.
- Author rights & Open Access. Problematic of the author rights within the context of Open Access. What is the author’s right from a juridical point of view? Do I have the right to put my publications on my institutional repository? Will I lose my author rights if I choose to publish in OA?
- What about you? On voluntary basis, the participants will have the possibility to present their projects, experiences, problems and solutions about open access/science/data.