HEAL-Link, in the framework of its activity to strengthen Open Access in Greece, explores systematically the ways and means for the transition to a new scientific publication landscape, which will be sustainable and beneficial to the academic and research institutions, as well as to the public. In this process, HEAL-Link participates in international initiatives, evaluates the developments and weighs them, taking into account the benefit for the Greek scientific community.
Contribution to Open Science
The Hellenic Academic Libraries Link Consortium (HEAL-Link, https://www.heal-link.gr/
) operates since 1998. All the academic institutions in Greece, as well as the Academy of Athens, the National Library of Greece and the Institute of Educational Policy, are its regular members, whereas all research institutions operating under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Education are cooperating members. HEAL-Link is actively involved in projects and initiatives that advance the scientific publication landscape and its goal is to act for the interests of its members and the greater research community in Greece.
HEAL-Link has the mandate to promote Open Access policies and to power sustainable knowledge in the digital age. The “Declaration on Open Access in Greece” of the consortium expresses its concerns about the inadequacy of the current scientific publication model and explicitly states the direct initiatives that it undertakes. The Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs supports the “Declaration on Open Access in Greece” and this support has been expressed after a meeting with the Chairperson of HEAL-Link, Professor Theodora Ioannidou, on the 31st of May 2018.
Goals and objectives
HEAL-Link’s strategic goals are to facilitate and promote openness in scholarly communication, to cultivate the digital skills of researchers and librarians, and to establish the Open Science principles in the country’s Research Infrastructures.