Europe: Open Access Week 2011

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This is not an exhaustive list of countries. If you want to add your event and your country is not listed here feel free to add it in alphabetical order.


Belarus

Belgium

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Bulgaria

  • Contact: Peter L. Stanchev
  • Location: Sofia
  • Link for more details, if available: Bulgarian Information Consortium, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics - BAS (OpenAIRE NOAD in Bulgaria) and the Library of the New Bulgarian University organize a seminar "E-archives for E-science" on October 24, 2011, as a part of the Open Access Week.

Croatia

  • Contact:Katarina Lovrecic
  • Location: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rijeka, Croatia [1]
  • Link for more details, if available: SHOW - Share Open Access World Wide SHOW (Share/OpenAccess/Worldwide) will be the first-of-its-kind event to celebrate Open Access Week in Croatia, held through October, 26 to October 27th 2011 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences within the University Campus in Rijeka, Croatia. The idea is to raise awareness among Croatian students about the importance of free flow of information and open access to research literature, which is not a familiar term, by raising questions about what students are already well familiar with, i.e., intellectual property. The students will be introduced to Copyleft movement, Creative Commons licensing, Open Projects, Open Content movement, Open Access movement and the Right to Research Coalition action and they will be invited to join the debate about the chances for the world of open values.

Czech Republic



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Denmark

  • Contact: Carina Anderberg, Mikael Elbaek & Ivo Grigorov
  • Location: DTU-Aqua, Copenhagen, Jaegersborg Allé 1, Charlottenlund
  • Link for more details, if available: Open Access for Climate Scientists 2011


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Estonia

  • Contact: The University of Tartu Library
  • Location: The University of Tartu Library conference hall
  • Link for more details, if available: The University of Tartu Library will continue the tradition of participating in this event and invites everybody to take part in the conferences held on the 27th and 28th of October.

France


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Germany



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Greece

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Hungary


  • Contact: Karacsony Gyongyi
  • Location: Budapest, Eotvos University
  • Link for more details, if available: OpenAIRE Café for FP7 projects participants and HUNOR (HUNgarian Open Repositories) consortium meeting .

Ireland

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Italy

  • Contact: Paula Decastro
  • Location: Rome, Roma, 25 -26 ottobre 2011
  • Link for more details, if available: NECOBELAC workshop: "How to publish a scientific article: tools and techniques". Organized by Istituto Superiore di Sanità and Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Regioni Lazio e Toscana, Roma. (In Italian)


  • Contact: Elena Giglia
  • Location: University of Turin, Rectorate, via Po 17, 24-29 October 2011
  • Link for more details, if available: Exibition on Open Access advantages for researchers (14 posters)


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Latvia

  • Contact: Sandra Ranka
  • Location: the University of Latvia Library
  • Link for more details, if available: Open Access Week 2011 in Latvia will be celebrated with a series of events hosted by the University of Latvia Library to support the open access movement and to celebrate a newly launched institutional repository.

Lithuania

  • Contact: Gintare Tautkeviciene
  • Location: Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
  • Link for more details, if available: Open Access Week 2011 in Lithuania will be celebrated with an international conference Opening the Scientific Knowledge on October 27 at the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.

Macedonia, Republic of

  • Contact: Dimitar Poposki
  • Location: Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski"
  • Link for more details, if available: Open Access Publishing and Creative Commons: Dimitar Poposki, Information Science PhD candidate, will give a public lecture [Open Access Publishing and Creative Commons at the Faculty of Philology "Blaze Koneski" on October 28 .

Moldova

  • Contact: Natalia Cheradi
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  • Link for more details, if available: The Moldova library community announced an Open Access month from October 24 to November 25. They are planning a wide range of activities to promote open access at senate meetings and within departments.

Netherlands

  • Contact: SURF, open2011@surf.nl
  • Location: all over the Netherlands
  • Link for more details, if available: Lots and lots and lots of activities by many universities. For an overview, see Open Access Week 2011


Poland

  • Contact: Bozena Ewa Bednarek-Michalska
  • Location: Nicolaus Copernicus University Library and E-Learning Center of Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza - University of Science and Technology
  • Link for more details, if available: launched an Open Access - Open Science e-learning course for Polish scientific community developed by Bożena Bednarek-Michalska and Karolina Grodecka with financial support from EIFL.


  • Contact: Karolina Grodecka
  • Location: E-Learning Center of Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza - University of Science and Technology
  • Link for more details, if available: released a national Open Access Week poster (Polish translation of the Right to Research Coalition poster, editor: Karolina Grodecka), that was reused by libraries all over the country.


  • Contact: Bozena Ewa Bednarek-Michalska
  • Location: Nicolaus Copernicus University
  • Link for more details, if available: launched an e-learning course "Copyright for Librarians" translated and updated to the Polish legislation from online open curriculum on copyright law developed by EIFL jointly with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society . Editors of Polish course: Beata Marek and Dr Monika Wałachowska.


  • Contact: Poznan Foundation of Scientific Libraries
  • Location: Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Link for more details, if available: organized a seminar at the Poznan University of Medical Sciences (organized by prof. Miroslaw Górny).




  • Contact: Aleksandra Brzozowska
  • Location: The Library of the University of Łódź
  • Link for more details, if available: hosted an Open Access (OA) meeting on October 28.


  • Contact: The Library of the Politechnika Częstochowska
  • Location: The Library of the Politechnika Częstochowska
  • Link for more details, if available: organized a seminar Open Access is the key to transparency in the science on October 25-26.


  • Contact: Magdalena Szuflita
  • Location: The Library of Politechnika Gdańska
  • Link for more details, if available: organized a public lecture for academics.


Portugal

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Russia

  • Contact: International Academy of Business and New Technologies, Yaroslavl
  • Location: online
  • Link for more details, if available: To celebrate the launch of International Open Access Week in Russia, International Academy of Business and New Technologies, Yaroslavl, hosted a webinar "Knowledge Management: Open Digital Educational Resources and Archives" on October 14 . Watch or download the webinar recording (in Russian).

Slovenia

  • Contact: Jozef Stefan Institute
  • Location: online
  • Link for more details, if available: OPENACCESS.SI - Slovenian national Open Access website was launched, making it the first Slovenian web site exclusively dealing with different aspects of open access, tailored to the needs of researchers, research funders and other target groups .

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Switzerland

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Sweden


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Ukraine

  • Contact: National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy Library and ELibUkr Project
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Link for more details, if available: The National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy library with the support from ELibUkr, University Libraries section of Ukrainian Library Association and Association "Informatio Consortium" hosted a seminar Open Access: Open Access Journals and Open Access Repositories on October 28.


  • Contact: The Library of Donetsk National Technical University
  • Location: The Library of Donetsk National Technical University
  • Link for more details, if available: training sessions for faculty members on how to self-archive in e-archive DonNTU (Electronic Archive of Donetsk National Technical University) on October 27.


  • Contact: Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University Library
  • Location: Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University Library
  • Link for more details, if available: organized a seminar "What is open access to scientific publications" on October 27 and a webinar "Depositing publications in the institutional repository ELARTU" on October 26, as well as presented a calendar for 2012 with information about open access.

United Kingdom

  • Contact: The Repositories Support Project support@rsp.ac.uk
  • Location:" Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham, England
  • Link for more details, if available: Repositories Support Project. The RSP are sponsoring 10 UK repository staff to visit a repository team of their choice within the United Kingdom. Reflective blogs of each visit will be published during OA Week on the RSP Blog. Each day we will cover a theme relevant to open access and repositories.


  • Contact: Internet Archaeology editor@intarch.ac.uk
  • Location: Dept. Archaeology, University of York, UK
  • Link for more details, if available: Internet Archeology. This hybrid OA journal will be totally Open Access for the duration of OA Week.


  • Contact:Glyndwr University Research Online Repository d.jepson@glyndwr.ac.uk
  • Location:Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales
  • Link for more details, if available:Glyndŵr University Research Online Repository will be launching the “going mobile” pilot project, the new feature will give Author’s the option to request a visit from the “Travelling Repository Manager”, who will copy files direct from the author’s computer ready for submission to the repository or they can arrange a 1:1 consultation for advice. Repository website and Twitter


  • Contact: LSHTM Library library@lshtm.ac.uk
  • Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Link for more details, if available: LSHTM Library & Archives Service will be running a seminar on 'open access: how do we make it work?' on Wednesday 26 October 2011 between 1pm and 3pm. The seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from funders and academic publishers and to discuss the practicalities of open access publishing. More information is available at LSHTM events: open access how do we make it work?