Making archeological data more discoverable, accessible, interconnected, complete
How is a rural settlement in England related to the "Inheritance, ecology and the evolution of the canoes of East Oceania"? The ARIADNE e-Infra ecosystem recently developed linkages to OpenAIRE. Using text mining we idenitifed ~300 relations from Grey Literature Reports by the Archaeological Data Service (ADS) and OpenAIRE publications, covering the broader archaeological field, including anthropology, biology, palaeontology, ceramics, architecture.
Looking at the process of EU copyright reform with a focus on the issue of text and data mining
It is an exciting time at European level if you are involved in copyright reform and access to data. Launched by the European Commission in September 2016, a proposal on copyright in the Digital Single Market is currently making its way through the European Parliament. This involves a fairly complex procedure where the original text is examined, debated and amended by parliamentarians in a number of selected committees. One MEP (in this case Therese Comodini-Cachia) is given the mammoth task of steering the parliament Report to a final plenary vote scheduled to take place in July of this year.
National Open Access Strategy in Switzerland and National Plan Open Science in the Netherlands
The Rectors’ Conference of Swiss Higher Education Institutions adopted a national Open Access Strategy, which envisages that all publicly funded publications must be freely accessible by 2024. And National Plan Open Science in the Netherlands calls for full open access to publications in 2020; making research data optimally suited for reuse; examining together how open science can be an element of the evaluation and reward system for researchers, research groups and research proposals; and establishing a ‘clearing house’ for all information regarding all available research support.
Call for Participation is open for researchers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to submit proposals that highlight how access to internet and compute technologies could significantly improve their research process. The deadline is midnight CET on Friday 7 April 2017. OpenAIRE will provide guidance on open data and open science to the winning applicants.
Publication of initial outcomes of the COAR Next Generation Repositories Working Group for public comment
The working group presents 12 user stories that outline priority functionalities for repositories. The document, to which you can provide public comments directly, is available here: nextgenrepo.coar-repositories.org. Public comments are open from February 7 – March 3, 2017.
Closing workshop of the OpenAIRE FP7 Post Grant Open Access Pilot
April 20, 2017, The Hague at the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). During this workshop, we will not only present the preliminary results from the two-year FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot, but we will also gather input from the participants on a Roadmap towards a qualitative and sustainable open access publishing market - one of the intended outcomes of the Pilot. We invite librarians, open access publishers, OpenAIRE NOADs, researchers and other stakeholders interested in sustainable open access publishing. The workshop is free of charge, but as places are limited, registration is required.
April 4, 2017, Barcelona. Co-associated with RDA 9th Plenary
OpenAIRE is pleased to announce its next workshop! In this interactive workshop we will be exploring the legal challenges of Open Research Data as well as presenting the upcoming OpenAIRE legal study and the data anonymization service developed by the OpenAIRE IT experts.