OpenAIRE Newsletter January 2016

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New report names OpenAIRE a key OA infrastructure

Knowledge Exchange study on securing the future of OA policies


image001 smallA new report entitled "Putting down roots” from Knowledge Exchange details currently essential OA infrastructure and services (OpenAIRE amongst them) and seeks dialogue on their future maintenance, security and development …
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Mexico adopts OpenAIRE repository guidelines

Major step on the path to international alignment


interoperability alignment smallBig news on international alignment: The Mexican government’s science and technology agency, CONACYT, has recently published a set of technical requirements for all Mexican repositories which announces the adoption of the OpenAIRE guidelines for Mexican literature and data repositories...
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The OpenAIRE Data Providers Network is growing

…and why participation makes sense


openaire growing smallThe OpenAIRE information space continues its impressive record of growth. The OpenAIRE portal now includes almost 14 million Open Access publications and 16,800 datasets from almost 700 OpenAIRE compatible data providers. The number of data providers is constantly growing. In 2015 over one hundred new data providers joined the network. And for good reason…Read More

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OpenEdition and OpenAIRE – experiments in open peer review

Technical and human mediation in open peer review

logo openedition 2As part of OpenAIRE2020, OpenEdition, in association with the Couperin consortium and the environmental science journal VertigO, is carrying out experiments in the areas of open peer review and open commentary. Although the experiments are still ongoing, we are here able to share an update on progress, along with some preliminary findings.
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Austria's Road to Open Access

16 recommendations for opening up Austrian research publications

austria researchers survey smallConverting the entire scholarly publication output resulting from the support of public resources to open access by 2025! This was the aspiration leading a working group of 14 Open Access experts, under the leadership of Peter Seitz (Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy). Their clear vision and concrete recommendations, which favour Gold Open Access, are formulated in 16 recommendations…

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Good results for Portugal’s Repositories

Pioneering audit shows trustworthy preservation of digital objects


trust repositories smallTo improve practices and support in the area of digital preservation, RCAAP (The Scientific Open Access Repository of Portugal) have carried out an audit of Portuguese repositories.  Reliability and security are key in the preservation of digital objects and the audit’s results show that Portugal is on the right track.Read More
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Conferences for 2016!

Mark your diary and plan your travel!


upcoming events small2016 promises a full programme of fascinating conferences and workshops in the areas of scholarly communications and open science. As the year begins, we here look forward to a brief selection of these forthcoming events, where we look forward to hearing new ideas, enaging in worthwhile debate and meeting friends old and new!
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Mark your calendar for upcoming events


LIBER Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 @ Lille, France
Monday, 09 July 2018 @ Toulouse, France
DCMI 2018
Monday, 10 September 2018 @ Porto (Portugal)
REFRESH: 1st international workshop on reframing research
Thursday, 13 September 2018 @ Porto (Portugal)
Open Repositories 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019 @ Hamburg