April 28, 2017

OASPA Shares “A Review of Recent European Union Open Access Initiatives”

From an Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) Blog Post by Leyla Williams:

2017-01-11_09-12-04Every six months, the Council of the European Union rotates its presidency among the European Union member states. The Netherlands, Slovak and Maltese presidencies of the Council of the EU collectively cover the presidential period from January 2016 to June 2017. From January to June 2016, the Netherlands presided over the Council, with Sander Dekker, the Netherlands State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science, overseeing decision-making on Open Science. The Dutch presidency of the Council has been reported on widely within the Open Access community and the popular press for its support of the Open Access movement in Europe. In this post, OASPA reviews the impact of the steps taken by the Dutch presidency to open up access to research, and the continued work by the Council of the European Union since to meet its goals towards openness.

Read the Complete Blog Post (approx. 1000 words)

on a Related Note: Video and Slides From the 2016 Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)

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