|The excellence of ULg research just a 'click' away||Tweeter|
In terms of Open Access research publications, the University of Liège is at the cutting edge. With its ORBi repository (Open Repository and Bibliography), created in 2008, the ULg has hit the accelerator in terms of boosting the dissemination and valorization of the work of its researchers.
ORBi, an immense online catalogue, is based on the principle of Open Access, in other words the dissemination of academic and scientific research articles on the web, freely available throughout the world. The ULg has developed a ‘Liège mandate’, obliging its researchers to place on line the references of all their publication as well as integral versions of their articles. The institution, considered as a figurehead in this area, is being used as a model elsewhere. A partnership has moreover just been signed with the University of Luxemburg, in order to establish an ORBi-Lu there.
Open Access Week, an international event, is on its 6th edition and is campaigning for open access to academic and scientific information. The slogan for this year’s event, ‘Set the default to Open Access’ refers to an objective: that, in ten years time, open access will constitute the ‘by default’ means to make known and disseminate new research, in every domain and in every country.
ORBi in a few recent figures: