Open Access Week

Open Access Week (Open Access Week), a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2016

UT Library invites researchers, master’s and doctoral students, project leaders, research administrators and other interested persons to participate in the OpenAIRE webinars, held on weekdays during the Open Access Week at 13.00 by the local Estonian Time.

The 9th edition of the International Open Access Week, the global community-driven week of action to open up access to research, will be held from 24th to 30th October 2016. During this week, events, seminars, webinars and many other activities will take place both online and offline.

After the 2014’s theme “Generation Open” and the 2015’s theme “Open for Collaboration”, this year’s theme will be “Open in Action” effectively providing an incentive to broaden the scope and involve all stakeholders, researchers as well as the general public.

In this occasion, OpenAIRE has scheduled a full week of webinars expected to shed some light on the implementation of Open Science as well as the activities OpenAIRE is involved in:

"The fundamentals of Open Science"
Monday, October 24 at 12.00 CEST
 
“H2020 Open Access mandate for project coordinators and researchers”
Tuesday, October 25 at 12.00 CEST
 
"Open Research Data in H2020 and Zenodo repository"
Wednesdau, October 26 at12.00 CEST
 
“Policies for Open Science: webinar for research managers and policy makers”
Thursday, October 27 at 12.00 CEST
 
"OpenAIRE guidelines and broker service for repository managers"
Friday, October 28 at 12.00 CEST
 

To participate in any of these webinars, please register here.

The web location for all webinars is here.

Additional information:
Elena Sipria-Mironov, UT Library Project Manager,
phone: 7375750,

OpenAIRE Webinars during the Open Access Week 2016 from OpenAIRE on Vimeo.

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2015

Thursday 22nd October, 2015

One-day training course "Introduction to Research Data Management for Social Scientists" on improving Research Data Management (RDM) skills in relation to Open Research Data Pilot in H2020. The workshop was led by Astrid Recker and Sebastian Netscher from CESSDA as a Face-to-Face training for participants from the subject fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Tuesday 27th October, 2015
'World Café' training seminar on OA policy development in Estonia

Seminar "On OA Policy Development in Estonia" was held in the University of Tartu Library Conference Hall on 27 October and organised in cooperation with Estonian Research Council.

The researchers, experts and science policy makers gave presentations and participated in the World Café discussion. Guest speakers, who presented in the seminar, wereMafalda Picarra, PASTEUR4OA Project Officer (JISC, UK) and Pablo de Castro, Open Access Project Officer for OpenAIRE "FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot" (LIBER, Netherlands). 

The aim of the seminar was to offer the participants an opportunity to compare the practices of different research institutions and to share the experiences, problems and solutions which could be of benefit for all; to analyse the directions of the Open Access policies; and to get feedback and suggestions and recommendations from the participants.

VIDEO RECORDING on UTTV
PHOTOS in UTTVs

Programme

11.00 Tervitussõnad ja sissejuhatus
          Liisi Lembinen, TÜ Raamatukogu
          Andres Koppel, SA Eesti Teadusagentuur

11.10 Avatud teadus Eestis - kus asume ja kuhu suundume? Olle Hints, ETAgi avatud teaduse ekspertkomisjoni esimees, Tallinna Tehnikaülikool.

11.30 The Open Access Policy Landscape in the UK: Research Funders Policies. Mafalda Picarra, Jisc, UK

12.00 The European Commission's FP7 and H2020 Open Access Policies. The FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot. Pablo de Castro, LIBER, Netherlands

12.30 Lõunapaus

13.30 Avatud juurdepääsu õiguslikud aspektid. Triin Tuulik, Advokaadibüroo GLIMSTEDT

14.00 Avaandmed ja Eesti teadustaristu teekaardi objektid. Urmas Kõljalg, Tartu Ülikool.

14.15 DataCite Eesti senised arengud ja tulevik. Liisi Lembinen, TÜ Raamatukogu

14.30 Avatud juurdepääs Eesti Teadusinfosüsteemi poolt vaadatuna. Marika Meltsas, SA Eesti Teadusagentuur

14.45 Kohvipaus

15.00 Diskussioon (World Cafe) - üldmoderaator Kristin Kraav, SA Eesti Teadusagentuur
Millised avatud teaduse poliitikad on efektiivsed? Mis teeb avatud poliitika efektiivseks?
Avaandmete repositooriumite korraldus - tsentraalne, valdkondlik või institutsionaalne?
Mis on avatud juurdepääsu piits ja präänik?
Autorileping teaduskirjastustega ja rahastajate nõuded avatud juurdepääsu tagamiseks - kuidas neid ühitada?

16.00 Kokkuvõtted ja arutelu

16.45 Lõppsõnad

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2014

The University of Tartu Library took part in the international Open Access Week 2014  and held the panel discussion seminar on 23d of October, where we discussed the following topics:
 
  • How and where research data are made accessible?
  • What are the benefits of the publication, linking and dissemination of research data?
  • Why did the University of Tartu join DataCite and what new possibilities will the new service of indexing research data offer to Estonian scientists?
 
The aim of the seminar was to give an overview of new trends in open research data publication and to introduce the DataCite Estonia project. The University of Tartu researchers, experts and science policy makers gave presentations and participated in the panel discussion. Among the foreign guests were renowned specialists in the field from the UK, Germany and Canada (more information HERE).
 
 
Program:
  
13.00-13.15 Welcome words"Five years of Openness in the University of Tartu Library".  Liisi Lembinen. the University of Tartu Library Acting Director.
13.15-13.30 "Uurimisandmete kogumise, säilitamise ja kättesaadavaks tegemise hetkeseis Eestis. ETAgi poolt läbiviidud küsitluse tutvustus." Viktor Muuli.Estonian Research Council's Head of the Department of R&D Analysis.
13.30-14.00 "Wagging the Long Tail of Research Data". Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
14.00-14.30 "Progress on open data publishing in the social sciences". Louise Corti, Head of  the UK Data Service functional areas of Collections Development and Producer Relations
14.30-14.45 "Data Librarian and RDM activities (UK perspective)". Stuart MacDonald, Associate Data Librarian and Research Data Management Service Coordinator (EDINA & Data Library), the University of Edinburgh
15.00-15.15 "Publishing datasets with DOI-s in PlutoF cloud". Urmas Kõljalg. University of Tartu Natural History Museum director
15.15-15.30 "QsarDB - first hundred DOI-s for predictive models". Uko Maran. The University of Tartu Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Technology.
15.30-16.00 "DataCite – a global approach for better data sharing".  Jan BraseDataCite Executive officer of DataCite

The seminar was led by Lilian Neerut, University of Tartu Library data librarian.

 
The conference was sponsored by the Research and Innovation Policy Monitoring Programme.
 
Preparations for and the creation of the DataCite Estonia platform were financed according to the agreement on the use of state budget support no 1.4-6/14/2, signed by the by the Estonian Research Council and the University of Tartu.
 
Additional information:
Elena Sipria-Mironov, UT Library Project Manager,
phone: 7375750,

 

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2013

Research Information and Data  - open mindset, new opportunities

Traditional Open Access Week events were held at the University of Tartu Library on the 24th and 25th of October 2013. An information day took place on the 24th of October, where we, together with the University of Tartu Press, introduced the different means of open access publishing that we offer.

In addition, the UT Press hosted an open doors day, during which all guests were welcome to visit the UT Press’ rooms to become familiar with their everyday duties.

A seminar and a panel discussion were held in the UT Library conference hall on the 25th of October, where we discussed the following topics:

  • What are the European Commission’s and the Estonian research funder's positions on open access? How is open access represented in EC documents?
  • How have different universities developed their open access policies and what effect have the policies had?
  • Why and how should we make research data open?
  • What are the Estonian research funder’s positions on this topic?
  • How do today’s open data databases function?

    SEMINAR AND PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO RECORDING

These and many other questions were discussed by the University of Tartu researchers and the representatives of the field of resarch policy, in the presentations and the panel discussion. Foreign guests, who presented in the seminar, were Iryna Kuchma (EIFL open access program manager), Ricardo Saraiva (Minho University RepositoriUM manager) and Pekka Olsbo (University of Jyväskylä publishing coordinator).

PROGRAMME

Open Access publishing

10.00–10.05 Opening. The conference is moderated by Liisi Lembinen, the University of Tartu Library acting director.
10.05–10.40 "Open Access policies in the European Union". Iryna Kuchma, EIFL open access program manager. The title will be specified soon.
10.40–11.15 "Funder mandates and Open Access realities". Marika Meltsas, Estonian Research Council's Head of the Estonian Research Information System ETIS Department, FP7 consultant.
11.15–11.50 "Open Access policy @ University of Minho: incentive and mandate". Ricardo Saraiva, the University of Minho RepositoriUM manager .
11.50–12.30 "Development of Open Access policy of the University of Jyväskylä". Pekka Olsbo, the University of Jyväskylä Library publishing coordinator.

Lunch 12.30–13.00

Open data

13.00–13.20 Estonian national research funder's positions: Viktor Muuli, Estonian Research Council's Head of the Department of R&D Analysis.

13.20–13.35 "Open Data publishing on the example of the PlutoF cloud and the eBiodiversity database ". Prof. Urmas Kõljalg, the University of Tartu Natural History Museum director.

13.35–13.50 "Language dataset peculiarity in the context of open data". Kadri Vider, Center of Estonian Language Resources manager, the University of Tartu research fellow in language technology.

13.50–14.05 "Document management's view on open data and open access". Veiko Berendsen, the University of Tartu lecturer in Document Management.

14.05–14.15 Open Data in the OpenAire+ program: Anneli Sepp, the University of Tartu Library Head of the Information Systems Department.

Break 14.15–14.30

Panel discussion

14.30–16.00 Panel moderated by Marco Kirm, the University of Tartu Vice-Rector for Research.

Topics:

  • Do we need open data and why do we need it? Fears. Expectations.
  • What are the Estonian national research funder's positions on open access and open data?
  • How is it possible to regulated open data publishing?

The following information booths were located in the library main hall:

  • Open access information desk
  • UT digital archive in DSpace information desk
  • UT Press information desk
  • EOD service information desk
  • EducationUSA information desk

    The sixth international Open Access Week was held on the 21-27 of October, where the opportunities for open research are discussed.

 

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2012

Seminar with panel discussion “Academic Publishing in the Open World” on the 25th of October at 10 o’clock in the University of Tartu Library conference hall.

The University of Tartu Press and the University of Tartu Library are holding a discussion seminar, which aims at introducing the UT Press’ new publishing policy, giving an overview of open access publishing models, introducing international experiences and publishing platforms offered by the library; and discussing differnet issues concerning copyright and free use licences.

The VI International Open Access Week is celebrated on 22-28 October, where possibilities for a free spread of research information will, once again, be introduced.

Open access principles that handle research information as a common good are gaining more and more ground in the world. New publishing models are adopted in academic publishing, which enable unrestricted spread of research publications among a remarkably large readership. Moreover, the ideas that the developing open access business models can lead to a more effective and less expensive publishing tradition, have been widely accepted.


Keynote speaker:  

Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN Foundation, the Netherlands)  ”We need new models to sustain monograph publishing, and Open Access will certainly be an important part of the solution”.
Eelco Ferwerda is director of the OAPEN Foundation. Before that he managed OAPEN as EU-funded project at Amsterdam University Press. He joined Amsterdam University Press in 2002 as Publisher of Digital Products. Before joining AUP, he worked in various new media subsidiaries at the former Dutch newspaper publisher PCM, lastly as Manager Business Development for PCM Interactive Media. OAPEN provides a platform for Open Access book publishing and builds a collection of Open Access books through the OAPEN Library. OAPEN is also co-founder of the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB), a discovery service launched earlier this year.

Programme

10.00 Words of Welcome. Malle Ermel, UT Library Acting Director

10.05 Goals of Publishing Policies in the University of Tartu. Martin Hallik, UT Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs; Head of UT Publishing Board

10.20 Open Access, a Short Tour. Eelco Ferwerda, OAPEN Foundation, The Netherlands

11.10 Books, Humanities and Estonian research bureaucracy. Prof. Jaan Ross, Academician; Member of the Evaluation committee of the Estonian Research Council

11.30 History and Perspectives of Academic Publishing in the University of Tartu. Eva Piirimäe, Head of the Humanoria Committee of the UT Publishing Board; Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Government and Politics

11.45 University of Tartu Press – International Scientific Publishing. Ivo Volt, UT Press Editor-in-Chief
 
12.00-12.30 Coffee break
 
12.30 Problems Connected with the Implementation of Wide Open Access Concept. Aleksei Kelli, UT Docent of Intellectual Property Law

12.45 International Practice and OA Regulations. Merit Burenkov, UT Library Open Access Specialist

13.00 Sitting in an Empty Chair … Publishing Platforms in the UT Library. Heiki Epner, UT Library Digital Collections Analytic

The seminar is led by Liisi Lembinen, UT Library Development Director

13.15-14.00 Panel Discussion

        Topics:

  • What is the role of the university press in increasing academic visibility of university members – possibilities and dangers?
  • University press and increasing publishing activeness
  • Scientific evaluation on the quality of university press

Participants: Eelco Ferwerda, Prof. Jaan Ross, Taivo Raud (Estonian Ministry of Education and Research), Prof. Tõnis Mets, Aleksei Kelli, Ivo Volt, Eva Piirimäe
Moderated by Martin Hallik, UT Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs

All presentations, except Eelco Ferwerda, are in Estonian.

In the front of the Conference Hall, UT Press has a book sale – valuable literature with a great price!

 

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2011

The V International Open Access Week was celebrated on 24.-30. October 2011. The University of Tartu Library continued the tradition of participating in this event and held conferences at  the University of Tartu Library on the 27th  and 28th of October. 

On Thursday, the 27th of October the presentations and discussions focused on institutional repositories as the basis for implementing Open Access principles. 

International conference was held on Friday, the 28th of October. The main topics of the conference were : the experience of different organizations and countries in implementing Open Access principles; Open Access regulations; Open Access in Estonia. The conference culminated with a panel discussion. The conference was sponsored by the Research and Innovation Policy Monitoring Programme.

The presentations are available in the UT digital archive on DSpace.

During the Open Access Week the following information desks will be open at the University of Tartu White Hall:

  • Open Access
  • University of Tartu digital archive in DSpace
  • eBooks on Demand service

Everybody was welcome to take part in the tours to our “Robot room”, where our robot scanners were introduced. 

Read more about the speakers from abroad, who attended the Open Access Week conference in Tartu.

 

OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2010

The University of Tartu Library took part in the international Open Access Week 2010. A two-day conference was held in the University of Tartu Library on the 19th of October – 20th of October 2010 to celebrate Open Access Week and introduce the concept and aim of open access publishing. Although the annual Open Access Week was globally held already for the fourth time, it was not until 2010 that Estonia became represented in the event.

The aim of the conference in Tartu was to introduce the opportunities that digital library offers to libraries, universities and other institutions, focusing especially on the principles and aims of open access movement. The purpose of introducing the concept of open access was for the open access literature to form a strong basis for education and research. The conference succeeded in explaining the advantages of open access publishing by describing the local, as well as international experiences in the field.

The programme ended with a round-table discussion, during which a number of important questions about the future of open access in Estonia were raised and discussed.

In addition to the conference there were also different information desks in the University of Tartu Library to introduce the following:

  • The University of Tartu Library's open access gate,
  • E-readers,
  • The first scanner-robot in Estonia,
  • Self-service scanning,
  • eBook on Demand service.

Programme
 
Tuesday, the 20th of Ocober 13-16

  • Open Access and digital library
  • Opening words. Martin Hallik, director of the Tartu University Library
  • Open Access to scientific information. Merit Burenkov, Tartu University Library
  • Open Access databases. Vilve Seiler, Tartu University Library
  • E-textbooks in Estonian in the Ebrary database. Signe Bachmann, Tartu University Library
  • University of Tartu digital collections. Anneli Sepp, Tartu University Library
  • EOD service – millions of books just a click away. Elena Sipria-Mironov, Tartu University Library
  • Looking for a needle in the haystack: Estonian Literary Museum information environments. Mare Kõiva nad dr. Marin Laak, Estonian Literary Museum
  • Transformation from table-based video collection into video portal. Toomas Petersell, University of Tartu

 
Wednesday, 20th of October 13-16

  • Open Access – Estonian research opportunity
  • Opening words. Martin Hallik, director of the Tartu University Library.
  • Open Access in Estonia: present and perspectives. Marika Meltsas, SA Archimedes.
  • On Open Access economic model from the perspective of scholarly literature. Focko Robbert van Berckelaer, Licensing Manager, Eastern Europe, Northern Asia, Springer Science and Business Media.
  • Ences and the need for a European-wide general copyright exception in favor of science and education. Rainer Kuhlen, ENCES.
  • Possibilities and limits of copyright. Kärt Nemvalts, Estonian Ministry of Culture.

 
The programme will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the following participators: Kristjan Haller, Andres Koppel, Volli Kalm, Jaak Järv, Irja Lutsar, Kärt Nemvalts, Marika Meltsas, Focko Robbert van Berckelaer, Rainer Kuhlen.
The discussion will be administered by Martin Hallik, director of the Tartu University Library.

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