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The Open Access Week is coming – GOAL will be there

GOAL keeps going on tour to spread the word about the potentials and benefits of Green Open Access. This time it is the International Open Access Week, which will take place between the 24th and the 28th of October. Joining forces and thus fostering collaboration, the university libraries of the HfH, PHZH, ZHAW, and ZHdK offer a hybrid…

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GOAL at the Open Access Days – New inputs, a poster prize, and lots of encouragement

The Open Access Days are over. It has been two and a half days checking the latest developments of the Open Access German-speaking community, making contacts, and learning from each other. Open Access is well alive and kicking, and it keeps developing in different directions, from the consolidation of scholarly blogs as an alternative form…

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GOAL On Tour – Come and meet us on the Open Access Days

GOAL’s commitment to unlocking the potential of green open access publishing means a commitment to explore the collaborative way between different actors: academic libraries, publishers, researchers… If you want to get an insight and discuss what it can look like, come, and meet the GOAL team in the coming Open Access Days.  We will actively participate…

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Mapping the (green) landscape – GOAL’s first report is online

The first thing you must do if you want to change a landscape is to map it. Only by mapping it, it is possible to know the landscape and find what can be done to improve it. As GOAL wants to unlock the green Open Access potential, in the first phase of the project the…

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Building up the (legal) basis: Project workshop with CCdigitallaw

To publish Open Access does not mean simply uploading a publication and making it freely available on the Internet. Much on the contrary, the different roads to proper Open Access publishing are marked by legal frameworks to ensure that all involved parties – the authors, their funders, the publishers, the libraries, the readers – are…

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Making the case for (Green) Open Access: A general view

Scholarly research is a collaborative task. Even individual projects are the result of collaboration and sharing, for they too are based on the exchange and discussion of ideas and information. If sharing is taken out of the equation, knowledge ceases to be produced, and finding solutions to challenging problems becomes increasingly difficult. Sharing information between…