Open Access terminology (bis)

A previous post shed some much needed light on the complex world of OA terminology. It certainly helps to be familiar with these names, although we cannot claim that all possible questions can be answered with one post. What about Black OA, Rogue OA, Radical OA and Platinum OA? Can Bronze OA actually be called OA? And is Elsevier really talking about the same approach to Diamond OA as the early advocates for community-driven, APC-free OA do when they plan…

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Event: CLARIN Café on the Rights of Data Subjects in Language Resources

Do you work with language resources that contain information about living people? You may be working with “personal data” according to the (relatively) new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. This free event on March 30 can help you find out more about your legal obligations: The CLARIN Café will be devoted specifically to the rights of data subjects in the GDPR, and it will provide answers to the following questions, among others: What are the rights granted to data…

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Vacature: Informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities

Voor het team onderzoek binnen KU Leuven Bibliotheken Artes zijn we op zoek naar een nieuwe informatiespecialist onderzoek met focus op digital scholarship in the humanities. Kom jij ons team versterken? Solliciteren voor deze vacature kan tot en met 12 april via de online sollicitatietoepassing. We zijn op zoek naar iemand met uitstekende IT skills met een specifieke focus op het kruispunt tussen IT en Humane Wetenschappen. Werkervaring in een academische omgeving en kennis van het Open Scholarship landschap strekken…

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Not Only Transformative Agreements

More and more institutions and consortia of libraries conclude so-called read-and-publish deals or transformative agreements with legacy publishers. But this new incarnation of the big deal is not without its critics. The hard line opposition argues that transformative agreements hamper  progression and should therefore be avoided at all cost. A less radical approach is to make sure that the available budget is not spent exclusively on transformative agreements but is also used to support alternatives, fostering diversity of business models…

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Event: KU Leuven Open Science Study Day on 3 May

Would you like to discuss Open Science from a researcher’s perspective? Register for the online  study day that will take place on 3 May.  KU Leuven researchers will share their views on topics like reproducibility in research, citizen science, responsible open research and data sharing. Keynote speakers for this event will be Johan Neyts and Dorothy Bishop, professor of developmental neuropsychology at Oxford. Also have a look at the programme on the Open Science website.

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The Open Access color palette

When navigating your way through the Open Access publishing landscape you will quickly learn that a color system is used to distinguish between the different types of business models for OA publishing. But what does each color stand for and what does it allow in terms of publicly sharing your work? In this blog post I will give a quick recap of the most commonly used “color categories”. This information is based on the definitions you will find on the…

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Video: How to publish your book in Open Access with the KU Leuven Fund for Fair OA & Leuven University Press

Are you interested in publishing your book in Open Access? Did you know that at KU Leuven we have a fund that partially covers the publication costs of OA books published by Leuven University Press? Well, now you know! The KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access welcomes proposals from everyone interested in publishing their book in OA with Leuven University Press. Authors affiliated with KU Leuven typically apply for a subsidy amounting to two-thirds of the OA costs charged…

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