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Urgent call Dekker on Spinoza prize laureates

In his speech at the presentation of the Spinoza prizes , State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science Sander Dekker...

www.openaccess.nl completely overhauled

The national website on open access has been completely revamped. It now has a new, up-to-date look and is more...

NWO modifies its criteria for open access publishing

NWO has modified the criteria for its Incentive Fund Open Access - Publications. Main applicants for NWO-funded research can apply...

Amendment to Copyright Act

In the wake of the Dutch House of Representatives, the Senate has also adopted the amendment proposed by MP Taverne...

UKB signs The Hague Declaration on open science

UKB , a consortium of 13 university libraries and the National Library of the Netherlands, has signed and therefore endorsed...

Universities take first step towards Elsevier boycott

Dutch universities have activated their plan to boycott Elsevier, the world’s largest academic publisher. They took the first step in...

Agreement with SAGE

SAGE publishers and Dutch universities have signed a two-year agreement on the transition to open access. This agreement enables researchers...

1.000.000 records in NARCIS

The repository team from the University of Groningen University achieved that the number of publications that can be accessed via...

Discussion on Open access: How can we make scientific knowledge more accessible?

If the Dutch government has its way, everyone will have free access to all Dutch scientific publications in 10 years’...

DOAB reaches 100 publishers

Directory of Open Access Books announced the 100th publisher on their platform: African Minds. Together, these publishers have made over...

Wiley takes a step towards open access

The Wiley publishing firm and the Dutch universities have reached an agreement on investing in open access. As part of...

Dekker and Clark write a non-paper on open access

Sander Dekker and his UK Tory counterpart Greg Clark from ‘Universities, Science and Cities’ have appealed to all EU member...

TU Eindhoven opts for green route

The Executive Board of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has opted for the green route towards open access. As of...

First Open Access dataset deposited with DANS

In line with the new DANS policy, the first fully open access dataset has been made available in EASY by...

Many sceptical about Dekker’s goals

A discussion meeting was held at Library & Archive, University of Twente (UT) on 18 February 2015. Following an introduction...

TU Delft Library and Copernicus Publications enter into contract

To make open access publishing easier for researchers, the TU Delft Library has transferred a budget to Copernicus for open...

NRC article about differing views on open access

Negotiations with Elsevier and Springer about open access publishing have produced different responses, prompting the NRC Handelsblad to publish a...

More details about the Springer deal

Detailed information about the open access agreement between the Dutch universities and Springer is available now. Under the Agreement, all...

Agreement with Springer

In December 2014 the Dutch universities have reached an agreement with the publisher Springer on open access publishing for Dutch...

Newsletter on Big Deal negotations

Open access is an important, if not crucial part of the current negotiations between VSNU and major publishers about journal...

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