Budapest Open Access Initiative | BOAI15

“The 15th anniversary of the BOAI offers an opportunity to take stock of our collective progress. To do this, feedback was solicited through an open survey, and we received responses from 69 countries around the world. Additionally, we have convened a small working group to synthesize the community feedback and use it to reflect on the values, impact, and continued relevance of the BOAI. The Working Group will review and digest the responses received and provide updated recommendations to reflect the current status of the movement. Later this week, we’re looking forward to the release of a comprehensive reflection on where the open access movement has been and where it may be headed, written by Jean-Claude Guédon, one of the original drafters of the BOAI, and a noted thought leader in the open access community. In the meantime, watch the BOAI 15 twitter feed (@TheBOAI) and #TheBOAI starting today for a series of tweets showcasing some of the reactions collected from the wider Open community on the impact of the BOAI and on open access in general. As recommendations are formulated, these will be supplemented with more action-oriented items from members of the BOAI 15 Working Group….”

Journal.fi – New portal for Finnish scholarly Open Access journals? | Archivalia

“„Journal.fi is a new portal for Finnish scholarly Open Access Journals provided by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies“ (aalto.fi via OATP). This is Fake news!

http://journal.fi/virittaja/article/view/40155 isn’t available Open Access because viewing the PDF is only possible with a login. And you need to see the PDF because the e-text is lacking the German UMLAUTE (ä, ö, ü). It is not clear if the text on the page is the whole text of the article, but in the case of http://journal.fi/virittaja/article/view/52698 (2016) it is clear that only the abstract is free. „Virittäjä“ is a subscription journal….

Some journals [at the site] are Open Access, some not.”

The Data Spectrum | Open Data Institute

“Some of us worry about personal health records being “made open”. Some confuse commercial and personal data, or mix up “big data” with “open data”.

To unpack data’s challenges and its benefits, we need to be precise about what these things mean. They should be clear and familiar to everyone, so we can all have informed conversations about how we use them, how they affect us and how we plan for the future….

Whether big, medium or small, whether state, commercial or personal, the important thing about data is how it is licensed.

The spectrum ranges from closed to shared to open….”

Freier Zugang schafft mehr Wissen – BMBF

English Translation (Google): Free access creates more knowledge

“Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) startet heute eine umfassende Open Access-Strategie.”

English Translation (Google): “The Federal Ministry of Education and Research ( BMBF ) to start a comprehensive open access strategy today.”

How Open Is It? An interview with Greg Tananbaum | PLOScast

“As Open Access becomes more widespread, quantifying the range of OA options has become complex. In this PLOScast, Elizabeth Seiver speaks with Greg Tananbaum, the owner of ScholarNext, about the spectrum of Open Access, the tool available to help academics gauge the openness of an article, OA policies and emerging developments in scholarly communication. Together they discuss how machine readability is playing a role in OA publishing, issues surrounding OA funding, and how Open Access journals can work together. Greg focuses on the intersection of technology, content and academia. He’s been working with SPARC since 2007 on issues relating to Open Access and open data. If you are interested in learning more, please check out the following links …”

35 questions sur l’accès ouvert à la recherche |

Le mouvement promouvant l’accès ouvert (open access en anglais) à la recherche a été lancé avec une belle idée, celle de mettre les résultats de la recherche à la disposition de tous dans des archives ouvertes et des revues ouvertes. Ce mouvement conquiert maintenant le monde pour le plus grand bénéfice des auteurs, des chercheurs, des étudiants, des bibliothèques, des éditeurs, des universités et des centres de recherche. Et, tout aussi important peut-être, pour le bénéfice du grand public, quelle que soit sa formation et quel que soit son parcours professionnel.

Pour en savoir plus, merci de consulter la présentation de l’accès ouvert par Peter Suber. Certains passages ci-dessous sont d’ailleurs inspirés de cette présentation, un des multiples avantages de l’accès ouvert, à savoir pouvoir s’inspirer du travail d’autrui pour nos propres articles dans la mesure où le nom de la source originale et celui de son auteur sont impérativement cités et dans la mesure où ce travail original dispose d’une licence Creative Commons.

The Lund Declaration of 2015

the lund declaration – december 2015 The Lund Declaration 2015 EUROPE MUST SPEED UP SOLUTIONS TO TACKLE GRAND CHALLENGES THROUGH ALIGNMENT, RESEARCH, GLOBAL COOPERATION AND ACHIEVING IMPACT The Lund Declaration 2009 called upon Member States and European Institutions to focus research on the grand challenges of our times by moving beyond rigid thematic approaches and aligning European and national strate – gies and instruments. During the last six years European institutions, member states and associated countries have taken important steps to align and coordinate resources and shift the focus towards society’s major challenges. Today Europe still faces a wide range of major challenges and business as usual is not an option. The Lund Declaration 2015 therefore emphasises the urgency of increased efforts in alignment at national and European level and that investments in research and innovation better and more rapidly be exploited to the benefit of society. It identifies four priority areas, each with defined priority actions, and calls on all stakeholders to take these priorities into account in their field of responsibility. • Europe needs clear political commitment to step-up efforts to align strategies, instruments, resources and actors at national and European level in order to address the grand societal challenges. • This commitment needs to be underpinned by an excellent science base, world-class research infra – structures and a new generation of researchers with the right set of skills, notably creativity, entrepreneur- ship and innovation. • Europe needs to connect with partners around the world, in advanced, emerging and developing countries to address the grand societal challenges in partnership and to attract the world’s best researchers and innovators and private sector investment. • Greater impacts on the challenges have to be achieved through involvement of the public sector and industry in knowledge creation, with a stronger focus on open innovation and the role of end-users….Priority actions: … Strengthen open science including open access to both publications and data as well as the fostering of knowledge exchange….”