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The Italian Libraries Association (AIB) endorses the new EU Copyright Directive

The AIB declared itself in favor of the new EU copyright directive in its final version issued by the “trilogue” negotiation, with Italy, Poland, Finland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands voting against it. Furthermore, along with the Italian publishers and booksellers associations, it undersigned  an open letter to the Italian members of the EU parliament encouraging […]

Hybrid Open Access: why paying twice? 


The Italian Association for the promotion of Open Science wishes to draw the attention of researchers, students, librarians and administrators of universities and research institutions on an add on of the CARE license with the Elsevier publisher covering the period 2018-2022, the so-called ” Pilot Open Access Gold “. 
CARE is a e-resources licensing consortium […]

How Wikimedia helped authors make over 3000 articles green open access via Dissemin

Wikimedia projects contributor Federico Leva, frustrated at the number of pay-walled articles linked from the Italian and English Wikipedia, decided to contact their authors directly. Using the available data, almost half a million depositable articles by a million authors were found. An email was sent to each of them where possible: the message thanked them for contributing […]

Workshop “FAIR data management : best practices and open issues”. Firenze, 14th- 15th November 2016

RDA, the Research Data Alliance, in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna , Trento and Parma and supported by CNR, AISA and OpenAIRE organizes a two-day workshop about sharing, reuse, and reproducibility of research data on some selected scientific fields – and related research infrastructures – of strategic relevance in Europe. FAIR data […]

RDA National Event in Italy, 14-15 November 2016 – Best practices and open issues

RDA, the Research Data Alliance, in collaboration with the universities of Turin, Milan, Bologna, Trento and Parma and supported by CNR, AISA and OpenAIRE organizes a two-day workshop about sharing, reuse, and reproducibility of research data on some selected scientific fields – and related research infrastructures – of strategic relevance in Europe. The event agenda […]

First international workshop on reproducible Open Science- Hannover, Sept. 9th, 2016

The workshop, co-sponsored by Research Data Alliance Europe and OpenAIRE2020, will be held in Hannover in conjuction with the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2016). It  aims at becoming a forum to discuss ideas and advancements towards the revision of current scientific communication practices in order to support Open Science, […]

National OpenAIRE Workshop, Rome May 30-31st 2016: presentations and videos available

The slides and the video-recordings of the national OpenAIRE Workshop held in Rome at CNR premises on May 30th and 31st are now available, please check them out on: http://www.oa.unito.it/new/openaire-an-open-science-tool-for-europe/ (30th May 2016) http://www.oa.unito.it/new/open-research-data-and-open-science/ (31st May 2016) http://streaming.cineca.it/DefaultPlayer/div.php?evento=openAIRE# Some blog postings commenting on the event are available here: https://annamariatammaro.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/open-significa-innovazione-il-convegno-nazionale-openaire-a-roma/    (in Italian) http://www.roars.it/online/open-innovation-open-science-open-to-the-world-e-la-ricerca-italiana/  (in Italian) http://learn-rdm.eu/the-italian-openaire-national-workshop-the-learn-project-in-rome/ […]

Webinar on OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access Journals and platforms – May 12th 2016

Join the OpenAIRE webinar and learn more about the new OpenAIRE call for proposals to fund APC-free Open Access journals and platforms under the alternative funding mechanism of the FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. The webinar will be held on Thursday, 12 May 2016 at 10:00 CEST. For more information and for registration, visit the event page