In the crystal ball: report from the Swedish webinar on the future of Open Science in Europe

"It is great being able to participate without travelling, but it's tiresome to sit in a webinar meeting for half a day." Our participants were mostly happy with the program offered, but had some objections and some ideas for making it better next time. We had 171 registered participants, mostly from university libraries in Sweden, but also other research stakeholders both in Sweden and the Nordic countries. We had four presentations and a group discussion at the end. Liber's President, Jeannett...

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Transitioning towards Open Access: New assignments for the National Library of Sweden

As of 2018, the National Library of Sweden (NLS) has received two new assignments from the Swedish Government regarding open access to publicly funded scientific publications. These will serve to monitor and assess national developments towards Open Access. First, the NLS shall report the total cost of publication in Sweden, comprising subscription fees, publication charges (APCs), and additional administrative expenses. Secondly, the NLS will develop assessment criteria based on the F...

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Swedish OpenAIRE event "Opportunities in Open Science"

On January 19th the National Library of Sweden organised a national OpenAIRE seminar, in collaboration with the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. Recordings and ppt-slides are available here.This is a summary of the seminar: Gunilla Herdenberg, National Librarian and Director General of the National Library of Sweden, opened the seminar ”Opportunities in Open Science”, which was held in a full auditorium at the National Library of Sweden on the...

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Dialogue, Digitization, Participation: Making Open Science a Reality in Sweden

Event on Open Science arranged by the Swedish non-profit membership organisation Science & Public (Vetenskap & Allmänhet, VA), October 12th, Stockholm, Sweden The theme for this conference was Open Science, what Open Science means in practice and how we will make Open Science a reality in Sweden. Background for the event was the Competitiveness Council conclusions on the transition towards an Open Science system, adopted by the EU Member States in May 2016. They imply that open science n...

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