10th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI)
At a time when Open Access is turning 10 years old (Bethesda Statement and Berlin Declaration will both be 10 next year), Feb 14th, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), which was the result of a "small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001". Open Access has advanced a lot in a rather short period of time (read article "Ten Years On, Researchers Embrace Open Access" by Melissa Hagemann), but there is still a long way ahead too.
SONEX work on repository interoperability to be presented at INFO2012
The communication "The SONEX Workgroup for the analysis of repository interoperability issues: a summary of activities" (in Spanish) presented by the JISC-funded SONEX Workgroup has been accepted for the 2nd Open Access Forum to be held Apr 16-17th along the INFO2012 conference in Havana, Cuba. The motto for this 2nd Open Access Forum is "Interoperability: the Basis for the Ecology of Open Access Repositories".
Knowledge Exchange Workshop on RDM report released
The report on the Workshop on Research Data Management held last November by Knowledge Exchange (KE) at the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn has already been released. This report summarizes expert group discussions on RDM funding, training, infrastructure and organisation challenges held after the KE 'A Surfboard for Riding the Wave' report was presented at the Workshop.
NISO/NFAIS Recommended Practice on Supplemental Materials for Journal Articles
In the abscence of best practices for the selection, delivery, discovery, or preservation of supplemental materials for journal articles, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have jointly sponsored a working group to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of such materials and would solve related problems for librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. A first draft with recommendations from the Business Working Group from the NISO/NFAIS Supplemental Materials Project -being carried out in parallel to European OpenAIREplus- is currently available for comment.
"Digital Libraries for Research Data": a lecture by Jane Greenberg
In order to mark the start of the second term of the Carlos III University Master on Digital Libraries and Information Services, the lecture "Digital Libraries for Research Data" will be delivered by Jane Greenberg, Director of the Metadata Research Centre (MRC) at University of Noth Carolina on Feb 13th. Dr. Greenberg will present the metadata research activities carried out within the NSF-funded Dryad project for developing a research data repository for life sciences.
euroCRIS membership meeting Bath, Feb 9-10th
On Feb 9-10th a euroCRIS membership meeting will be held at UKOLN, Bath, UK. A session for UK euroCRIS community members and JISC projects participants will take place on Feb 9th, to be followed by parallel euroCRIS Task Group meetings on Feb 10th - including first one for the new Linked Open Data (LOD) TG.