To tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, we need Open Science more than ever. Humanity can only hope to quickly overcome the crisis it is facing by sharing worldwide the knowledge and technologies needed to produce vaccines, drugs and medical devices. Many voices have been raised against the unfair grabbing of vaccines and drugs by rich countries […]
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 […]
Aisa participated in the 14th Berlin Open Access Conference with a poster presenting our copyright reform proposal, but in the wider perspective of the – somehow paradoxical – Italian way to open access. A PDF version of our contribution can be seen here.
Paola Gargiulo, one of our founding and board members, has been interviewed by LIBER. The full text of the interview is available here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
An important article on financial flows in scholarly publishing has been published in “Open Library of Humanities”, here. Its conclusion is worth quoting, because it pinpoints a common problem, which needs to be addressed. In this article we have argued for the importance of a joined-up, systemic, publicly accessible picture of financial flows around academic […]
The official presentation of the first Open Peer Review Module for Institutional Repositories, developed with the collaboration of OpenAIRE2020 and the participation of a consortium of 6 partners, will be held on the 27th of April in Madrid. Visit the conference site for all the details on the conference registration and program.
Discrete Analysis is an arXiv overlay journal, launched by Fields Medal-winning Cambridge mathematician Timothy Gowers and some of his colleagues. It is editor-owned, openly accessible and free both for readers and for authors. To find out why it is the Columbus’ egg of scientific publishing, read the interview reposted by the LSE Impact blog.