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From: "Tom Worthington" <tom.worthing...@tomw.net.au>
Date: Nov 25, 2012 5:09 AM
Subject: [OKFN-AU] Australian Government told to make open access research
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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

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-**

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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Adjunct Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
Australian National University

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