LERU releases statements on Open Access and Open Data

The League of European Reseach Universities (LERU), which has Universitat de Barcelona among its members, has recently released two statements on the importance of Open Scholarship. The LERU statement on Open Access to Research Publications explains the basic Gold and Green Open Access models and advocates for using Institutional Repositories as useful platforms for Open Access dissemination of institutional research outputs following the guidelines in the Jun 2011 LERU roadmap towards Open Access.

ORCID Webinar for Portugal

A live webinar on ORCID will be broadcasted on Dec 11th as part of the BAD webinar series organised by the Portuguese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists (APBAD). The webinar will deal with ORCID basic facts, plus its benefits for researchers and institutions and strategies for its implementation.

6th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR) in Cádiz

The MTSR2012 6th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference was held Nov 28-30 at University of Cádiz, Spain. The Conference focused on metadata and semantics with an interdisciplinary approach. Open Access repositories were part of the event programme, with talks on metadata quality, the OpenAIRE datamodel or the RDM activity among others.