HEAL-Link Open Access Agreements – Library and Information Centre

“HEAL-Link (Hellenic Academic Libraries Link) has a 3-year agreement (2019-2021) with various publishers for reading access and for open access publishing. TUC Library is a member of HEAL-Link, therefore TUC authors have either a discount or an exemption (waiver) on Article Processing Charges (APCs) when choosing to publish their article Open Access. More information about the OA agreements can be found here….”

Open Access Survey in Greece: Status Quo, Surprising Findings and Starting Points

What is the state of Open Access in Greece? What are the biggest obstacles to Open Access publishing? And how much do researchers actually know about the various ways to publish Open Access? A nationwide survey with 500 researchers of different ages, from different disciplines and with different levels of professional experience addressed these questions.

The Fiesole Retreat 2022: The role of the library | Thinking about Digital Publishing

“…The afternoon of Wednesday was about open-access agreements, and we heard about a bewildering complexity of diverse types of deals between libraries and publishers. Was there a consensus? Only that what are called transformative models are not in the least transformative. Wilhelm Widmark described the situation in Sweden as “a new distance model”, and demanded that publishers be more transparent about their cost models. One alternative is the “diamond OA model”, by which neither the reader nor the author are charged to publish. This model is used by smaller-scale publishers, typically with fewer than five journals in their portfolio. Survival seems to be the order of the day. Many of the small publishers contacted by Pierre Mounier for his study (available as an “Action Plan” from Science Europe) could not confirm their legal ownership documents, and 31% couldn’t even say if they were profitable or not. Nonetheless, it is good to see these models surviving, if not prospering; the question remains how sustainable they might be. In the lively Q&A following this talk, Stephen Rhind-Tutt suggested the best way to get transparency from the publishers was to look at their P&L. That will tell you if the prices they charge are reasonable….”

Library Support for OA Books Workshop: the Southern European perspective. · COPIM

“As part of the projects conducted for the COPIM Work Package 2 (Revenue Infrastructures and Management Platform) and OPERAS-P Work Package 6 (Innovation), we are continuing a series of European-based workshops, aiming at gaining  a better understanding of the national-specific issues surrounding collective funding for OA books from a library perspective. The fourth online workshop took place on October 8th. This time we invited representatives of three Southern European countries. OA specialists and librarians from Croatia, Greece and Slovenia joined us to discuss how their libraries deal with OA books. From Ljubljana via Zagreb  to Athens: we had colleagues sitting down with us, sharing screens, links and their views from different national perspectives….”

National Plan for Open Science | Zenodo

“This report proposes a series of goals, commitments, policies and actions for the adoption of Open Science in Greece.

It is intended to serve as a reference point for national policy makers towards the establishment of a national strategy for Open Science, assist national organizations in embracing Open Science principles, and ensure national alignment with the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).

The report has been prepared by the ‘Open Science Task Force’, a collaborative bottom-up initiative of eleven national academic & research organizations and twenty-six research infrastructures & civic initiatives…..”

Greek OpenAIRE NOADs contribution to the development of institutional Open Science policies in Greece – OpenAIRE Blog

“The Library & Information Center of the University of Crete was the host of the 25th Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science” that was held on 10-11 October 2019 at the University of Crete (Rethymno). In addition, on Wednesday, October 9, an OpenAIRE pre-conference workshop took place titled “Workshop on Open Science Policies at Higher Education Institutions: From Theory to Practice”….

Elli focused on five basic areas: (a) Open Science: definition and benefits, (b) The European institutional framework and the recent developments, (c) The OpenAIRE role in Europe and in Greece, (d) Open Science in Greece: the present and the future, (e) Next steps.

The next presentation held from Iliana Araka (HEAL-Link/ OpenAIRE). Iliana spoke about the “Rectors’ Conference Declaration on Open Science in Universities, HEAL-Links’ and librarians’ role into the formation and implementation of open science policies”.

In other worlds, she tried to explain paragraph by paragraph the decision of the Rectors’ Council, which is the first formal Declaration on open access in Greek universities. Additionally, she attempted to link the meaning of “open access”, “open research data”, “citizen science” and “open science” to the role of the modern library….”

Greek OpenAIRE NOADs contribution to the development of institutional Open Science policies in Greece – OpenAIRE Blog

“The Library & Information Center of the University of Crete was the host of the 25th Panhellenic Academic Libraries Conference “Academic Libraries and Open Science” that was held on 10-11 October 2019 at the University of Crete (Rethymno). In addition, on Wednesday, October 9, an OpenAIRE pre-conference workshop took place titled “Workshop on Open Science Policies at Higher Education Institutions: From Theory to Practice”….

Elli focused on five basic areas: (a) Open Science: definition and benefits, (b) The European institutional framework and the recent developments, (c) The OpenAIRE role in Europe and in Greece, (d) Open Science in Greece: the present and the future, (e) Next steps.

The next presentation held from Iliana Araka (HEAL-Link/ OpenAIRE). Iliana spoke about the “Rectors’ Conference Declaration on Open Science in Universities, HEAL-Links’ and librarians’ role into the formation and implementation of open science policies”.

In other worlds, she tried to explain paragraph by paragraph the decision of the Rectors’ Council, which is the first formal Declaration on open access in Greek universities. Additionally, she attempted to link the meaning of “open access”, “open research data”, “citizen science” and “open science” to the role of the modern library….”

Open Science Symposium in Greece – policies, infrastructures, services, data | RDA

The Greek Open Science Symposium is organised in order to:

  • bring key stakeholders together and initiate open discussions and communication among them
  • understand national priorities and align them with the EC requirements for Open Access to publications, Open and FAIR research data,
  • see where Greece stands with the current technical and policy framework which drives Greek (open) research ecosystem activities, and
  • decide on how to most effectively collaborate in moving towards the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) …”