Politique sur le libre accès aux publications des résultats de recherche à l’Université Laval (February 22, 2017)

From Google’s English:

“7.1 To achieve the objectives of the Policy, the University:

7.1.1 Encourages University members to consider the objectives of the Policy and to pay Corpus UL the Search results for which they are authors in any publication of these.
7.1.2 Promotes adherence to the principle of free access for as many members of the University as possible
through an information, communication and dialogue process.
7.1.3 Encourages University members to reserve their copyright with publishers to allow
free dissemination of Research Results in accordance with the provisions of the Policy.
7.1.4 Informs and supports members of the University in their efforts to pay the results of the
search in Corpus UL .
7.2 To achieve the objectives of the Policy, members of the University:
7.2.1 Validate with their publisher in collaboration with the Copyright Office of the University
Open Access Dissemination Requirements for Search Results in Corpus UL .
7.2.2 Submit Research Results when accepted for publication in the format
provided by the Library….”

News – Liverpool University Press journal, Francosphères, to flip to full open-access with funding from the Open Library of Humanities

“We are extremely pleased to announce that our international library partners have voted to accept Francosphères’ application to join the Open Library of Humanities. This is part of our partnership with Liverpool University Press, and is the second journal – following Quaker Studies last year– that has moved from a subscription model to our full open-access model. Francosphères is a highly respected journal devoted to transcultural and intercultural French Studies edited by an international team based in Paris, Oxford and London. Established in 2012 to support recent advances in postcolonial and gender theory, the journal has been publishing articles in English and French that seek to explore and interrogate the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders and how this is legitimated in ‘Francophone’ culture.”

The right to share in Open Access

“It can be difficult for researchers to understand what are their author rights, what articles they can archive in Open Access… Fortunately, political decisions are taken across Europe to strongly authorize free dissemination of knowledge. In Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Federation has presented a decree in order to authorize the Open Access deposit of publicly funded research. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018. The preliminary draft decree defining an Open access policy for publicly funded scientific publications in Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) has passed second reading by the FWB government. This preliminary draft decree proposed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Media Jean-Claude Marcourt is intended to allow scientific publications of publicly funded research to be freely shared and disseminated. This takes place in the context of the Open Science movement promoted by the FWB.”

The right to share in Open Access

“It can be difficult for researchers to understand what are their author rights, what articles they can archive in Open Access… Fortunately, political decisions are taken across Europe to strongly authorize free dissemination of knowledge. In Belgium, Wallonia-Brussels Federation has presented a decree in order to authorize the Open Access deposit of publicly funded research. Moreover, the federal government plans to propose a bill in this regard in 2018. The preliminary draft decree defining an Open access policy for publicly funded scientific publications in Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB) has passed second reading by the FWB government. This preliminary draft decree proposed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Media Jean-Claude Marcourt is intended to allow scientific publications of publicly funded research to be freely shared and disseminated. This takes place in the context of the Open Science movement promoted by the FWB.”

Most of the no-fee OA journals listed in the DOAJ are published in languages other than English

“Leo Waaijers has dug some interest facts out of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and allowed me to post the results.

From Leo: The 7240 journals in the no-fee category in DOAJ has 1911 journals with Spanish full text, 1366 with Portuguese, 753 with French, and 692 with Indonesian. In percentages: 26, 19, 10, and 10. In the 2998 journal of the fee-based category these figures were respectively: 81, 76, 23, and 212; and in percentages: 3, 3, 1, and 7….”

L’ouverture des brevets de la recherche, un tabou pour l’Open Science ? – – S.I.Lex –

From Google’s English: “But something always strikes me in these Open Science models: they leave aside an essential dimension of the research process (at least in some disciplines), namely the question of the management of rights over inventions and deposition of patents. It is as if Open Science always stops at the gates of industrial property and the question of the openness and free re-use of inventions remains a kind of taboo….”

Open data et décision de justice « anonyme », un mariage impossible ?

From Google’s English: “The question of the merits of disseminating the names of parties in court decisions has never been taken seriously by the public authorities. The online dissemination of jurisprudence on various websites, public (Legifrance) and private (sometimes greedy appetites), coupled with the power of new search engines, has in particular made the anonymization of court decisions a matter fundamental.”

Discussion: Declaration of France Pirate Party of Principle (2016) – Pirate Party Wiki

From Googlel’s English: “(5- the Commons) The Pirate Party is the notion of common good at the heart of its political action. A common good is one which we can not exclude anyone from its use (non-exclusion) and whose use by one person does not prevent one from another (non-rivalry)…(8- Knowledge) Pirates agree that knowledge is recognized and respected as a common good as its shares as much as its use by the greatest number is a key to access a pacified and emancipatory society. The Pirate Party fight any hoarding of scientific knowledge….(10- Neutrality / Technology) Option 2 – The Pirate Party is in favor of technological and scientific advances and considers ownership by a minority may be an obstacle to progress that would be shared and beneficial for all. Techie but not naive, the Pirate Party claims that the use of technology and scientific advances must be transparent and respect for the human being. The Pirate Party wants the digital tools are tools of empowerment through the sharing and transparency they provide….(13 – Free Licenses, open data, public space) The Pirate Party promotes free licensing models, open access and open data. Models, in addition to recognizing creative work of all, promote virtuous economic models. It intends to enforce the public domain as well as the free use of public spaces….”