[OKFN-AU] Australian Government told to make open access research mandatory

David F. Flanders david.flanders at ands.org.au
Sun Nov 25 22:33:08 UTC 2012

Hear, hear!  /dff

On 25 November 2012 09:09, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au>wrote:

> On Friday, Bernard Rentier, Rector, University of Liege, Belgium, told a
> meeting of senior academics and government officials how open access to
> research publications can become a routine part of government funded
> research.
> Professor Rentier was speaking at the Australian National University in
> Canberra on "Open Access to Scholarly Publications: A European
> Perspective", as part of a visiting Belgium delegation. He pointed out that
> open access was opposed by most publishers as it conflicted with their
> business model, whereas it fitted the university's business model. Within
> universities the researchers who create publications do not pay for them,
> the library does.
> Professor Rentier suggested the Liege Model could be adopted more widely.
> The university started creating a repository and a policy requiring authors
> to deposit their publications with it. He pointed out that it is difficult
> to get academics to comply with such a policy, but it was possible. One way
> is to incorporate this in the requirements for research grants: the
> researcher is required to agree to deposit their publication in the
> repository or they do not get a grant.
> See: http://openaccess.eprints.org/**index.php?/archives/853-The-**
> Liege-ORBi-model-Mandatory-**policy-without-rights-**
> retention-but-linked-to-**assessment-procedures.html<http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/853-The-Liege-ORBi-model-Mandatory-policy-without-rights-retention-but-linked-to-assessment-procedures.html>
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