Open access: the new beginning
A look back at the symposium
Everyone should be able to read the results of publicly funded research. That's why Sander Dekker, State secretary for Education, Culture and Science, is pressing on with open access. During the symposium 'Open access: the new beginning' on 20 October, the talks and the discussions centred on the way we are going to make the transition to open access in the Netherlands.
Gold or green
State Secretary Dekker prefers the 'gold route' to open access: academic authors publish in freely available journals instead of in expensive ones. An alternative way is the 'green route': academic authors send a copy of their publication to a public platform such as DARE.
Presentations and reports
During the symposium presentations by Karl Dittrich, Paul Ayris, Jos Engelen, Wouter Gerritsma, Eelco Ferwerda, Hilde van Wijngaarden, Christian Bröer, Jessica Hill and Hanny van Arkel initiated the discussion on the most sensible road to barrier-free learning about the results of research.
The following reports, blog and tweets give a good impression of the discussion.
- ‘ The golden road is the path of least disruption’ by Simon Columbus
- Scienceguide: ‘Which way to Open access?’ [Dutch]
- Foliaweb: ‘Building on worldwide knowledge by open access’ [Dutch]
Monique Kooijmans took these pictures of the symposium.