A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation, Bruxelles, 22–23 June 2015

The future development of the European Research Area (ERA) was discussed at the conference A new start for Europe: opening up to an ERA of innovation that was attended by more than 500 participants.The first day was dedicated to the Open Science, and the second day to the world-class research and innovation ecosystem for Europe and to the improvement of its framework conditions. In this report we present the current and planned activities of the European Commission on Open Science. The Competiti...

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OAI9 - Some reflections

Gathering again at the bi-yearly event in Geneva, a diverse and yes, innovative, programme was presented. Note: remove CERN from the title, now known as the 'Geneva Workshop on Innovation in Scholarly Communication'. All slides and video of the presentations are available online.https://www.flickr.com/photos/130998664@N02/18916757805/in/pool-openaire/Main take-away's: Make it efficient for the researcher but also to explore their ongoing responsibilities in an open science arena OA altruism isn’...

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OpenAIRE webinar: Open Research Data Pilot in H2020 and Zenodo

Open Research Data Pilot in H2020", by Martin Donnelly (Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, and the EU FOSTER project) and Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN) - 9 June 2015. Over 80 people attended this event.OpenAIRE Public webinar on the "Open Research Data Pilot in H2020", supported by FOSTER project.Webinar led by: Martin Donnelly (Digital Curation Centre at the University of Edinburgh, and the EU FOSTER project),Lars Holm Nielsen (CERN)Date and time: 9 June 2015, 11:00 CESTTarget a...

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Slovenia seminar on practical aspects of open access publishing

Approximately 120 participants attended the event entitled Practical aspects of publishing in open access: a seminar for researchers and librarians, which took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the premises of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport on 20 May 2015. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry and three libraries (the National and University Library, the Central Technological Library of the University of Ljubljana, the University of Maribor Library) and was live streamed t...

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The Hague Declaration: official launch

On May 6, the The Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age was officially launched by LIBER at the Science Europe offices in Brussels.[caption id="attachment_248" align="alignright" width="215"] Paul Ayris, Lars Björnshauge, Caroline Sutton, Jean-François Dechamp and Kristiina Hormia-PoutanenCoinciding with the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy by the European Commission, LIBER’s Paul Ayris and Susan Reilly did not neglect to stress the fact that this declaration al...

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Policy Recommendations for Open Access to Research Data

In January 2015, the RECODE project published its policy recommendations for open access to research data. The policy recommendations are targeted at key stakeholders in the scholarly communication ecosystem, namely research funders, research institutions, data managers and publishers and accompanied by ten overarching recommendations. The RECODE policy recommendations are expected to assist the above stakeholders in furthering the goals of open access to research data. The recommendations aim t...

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On Deduplication in the OpenAIRE infrastructure

The purpose of this article is to sketch the technical issues behind duplicate identification in the context of the OpenAIRE infrastructure. Duplicate identification, to be followed by merging of duplicates, is the most important phase of the deduplication process. The major challenge in duplicate identification is the trade off between efficacy, i.e. ability to identify all possible groups of duplicates, and efficiency, i.e. time to process. Our intention is to explain the reasons of possible i...

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Text Mining Services in OpenAIRE

Recently in Athens there was an impressive kick-off of the OpenAIRE2020 project, during which we presented OpenAIRE’s plans in the area of text and data mining of scholarly publications. Publications contain all kinds of rich information, which, although understandable to a human reader, are not machine-readable and thus cannot be used directly for indexing and recommending purposes. Authors’ affiliations, document classifications, references to biological and chemical databases, acknowledgement...

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OpenAIRE at IDCC15

OpenAIRE was represented at the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC15), held in London from 9 to 12 February, by presenting a poster devoted to the Guidelines for Data Archives Managers.The poster focus on highlighting some relevant information from the OpenAIRE guidelines mainly based on three previous questions: 1) What are the OpenAIRE Guidelines, 2) Why specific guidelines for data repositories and how do they work, 3) What is extra to the DataCite format.Here are the topics list...

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Science Set Free: OpenAIRE2020 in 10 Steps

Over 50 partners and 100 attendees gathered at the end of January in Athens. The event was more a conference, than a kick-off, here are the top 10 take-aways: 1. OpenAIRE2020 is 3-5 projects in one OpenAIRE2020 has a grand vision: building on previous iterations, it is an infrastructure which now supports the OA mandate of the EC via a network of repositories, OA journals and information systems (CRIS). The project also includes a full complement of scholarly communication building blocks: resea...

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