Open Access – an Alternative for Bad Times?
Session coordinator: Jindra Planková, Silesian university in Opava - Department of Informatics, Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 27, 9:00 AM - 11:25 AM, Auditorium D
OpenAIRE Project: A Challenge and Opportunity for the Czech Republic
- Daniela Tkačíková, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
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The goal of the paper is to give information about an OpenAire project and about its expected impact on the Czech research environment from the point of view of its adoption of ideas of open access to publicly funded scholarly publications. OpenAIRE (Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, http://www.openaire.eu/) is a new EC FP7 funded project that will deliver “an electronic infrastructure and supporting mechanisms for the identification, deposition, access, and monitoring of FP7 and ERC funded articles” according to the EC Open access pilot in FP7. The project unites 38 partners from 27 European member countries (plus Norway) including the Czech Republic thanks to the participation of VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava.
One of the main objectives of the OpenAIRE project is to establish technical infrastructure linked to the portal for access to published research output funded from FP7. Support structures for researchers and institutions helping them to deposit peer-rewieved articles will be based on the European Helpdesk System (a network of National OA Desks), a service which will be accessible through the OpenAIRE portal.
The technical infrastructure will be based on the D-Net software toolkit, developed within the DRIVER Consortium projects, and the Invenio digital repository software, developed at CERN for the so called orphan repository for articles that cannot be stored in institutional or in thematic repositories.
- Author's professional CV
Daniela Tkačíková, Head of the VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava Central Library