Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a number of publishers are making adjustments to access restrictions for online content, making more content available in open access.
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The EUI signed in 2011 the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
The EUI signed in 2012 the Budapest Open Access Initiative on its 10th Anniversary
The EUI signed in 2017 the EOSC Declaration and is a member of the EOSC Coalition of Doers
LIBER is Europe's Research Library Network, and published an Open Science Roadmap (July 2018). LIBER made available Five Principles for libraries to use when conducting Open Access negotiations with publishers:
1. Licensing and Open Access go Hand-in-Hand;
2. No Open Access, No Price Increase;
3. Transparency for Licensing Deals: No Non-Disclosure;
4. Keep Access Sustainable and
5. Usage Reports Should Include Open Access.
These Five Principles are part of LIBER’s ongoing commitment to facilitate knowledge exchange between its libraries, national governments and stakeholders. They are inspired by other statements including the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science (2016) and the OA2020 Initiative.
This EUI Library page lists the information received about expanded electronic resources
Page last updated on 07 August 2020