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The Swiss National Strategy on Open Access and its Action Plan

A year ago, the action plan for the Swiss National Strategy on Open Access has been approved by the plenary assembly of swissuniversities and has been subsequently endorsed by the governing board of the Swiss University Conference. Swiss Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are the key players in the implementation process of the national strategy, so the aim of the action plan was to provide them with options and concrete solutions to achieve the objectives that came with adopting the strategy....

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Dutch Copyright Act offers an alternative route to open access  The Dutch universities will give open access an extra boost by starting a pilot to make publications available after six months in collaboration with researchers.   In order to achieve the Dutch ambition of 100% open access in 2020, we have made agreements with many publishers regarding open-access publishing.  Currently, this is not yet possible for all types of publications or journals. That is why, starting Februar...

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is exploring integration of ESFRI research infrastructures (ESFRI RIs) into the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). During the joint workshop in London on 30 January 2019 , representatives of the EOSC, e-infrastructures, and ESFRI and ESFRI RIs discussed alignment of activities to expose quality tools, services and FAIR research data to 1.7 million European researchers.  ESFRI RIs are acting according to the ESFRI Strategy repo...

AT2OA -workshop “Open Access Monitoring - Approaches and Perspectives”, Vienna, April 2018 Authors: Steve Reding, Patrick Danowski, Andreas Ferus, Anna-Laetitia Hikl, Tobias Zarka, Mario Schautz, Gerda McNeill, Olivia Kaiser, Michael Zojer, Mail: In Europe Open Access strategies with specific goals like 100 % Open Access in 2025 are getting published. To evaluate the status of this goals an Open Access monitoring is necessary. Different countries like Denmark and Finland hav...

Scholarly journals published by academic societies have to struggle through the complex publishing landscape in order to maximise their visibility, discoverability and usage. This is due to the fact that these journals are either being hosted on non-robust platforms such as society websites or maintained by commercial publishers with content that is behind pay wall or against costly article processing charges. To support Open Access, the University of Malta (UM) Library has implemented the first...

For developers of CRIS platforms, the Guidelines provide guidance to add supportive functionalities for CRIS managers and users. Exchange of information between individual CRIS systems and the OpenAIRE infrastructure is an example of point-to-point data exchange between CRIS systems, since the OpenAIRE infrastructure itself is a CRIS system. On December 20th, 2018, an updated version was released for the OpenAIRE Guidelines for CRIS Managers . The new version v1.1.1 can be found on ZENODO ( http...

Along 2018 OpenAIRE have aggregated several new data sources from a broad range of typologies and geographies. From the 152 new content providers we can find Institutional Repositories (Aggregators), Thematic Repositories, Data Repositories and Journal Aggregators/Publishers from Europe and beyond (as example, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and many others). There are currently about 13 K Compatible Content Providers compatible with...

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