• To inspire new activities and facilitate knowledge exchange between Nordic/Baltic
• stakeholder, and to increase the international visibility of Nordic and Baltic policies and initiatives
• To stress the importance of Open Access in the Nordic and Baltic countries and to describe both theoretical and best-practice models for financing, rights management and other fundamental issues.
• To disseminate to both a Nordic/Baltic and an international readership information about successful initiatives and other activities in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
In our previous issue we wrote that things were brewing in both Norway and Sweden
Norway: The Norwegian Research Council (NFR) adopted an OA mandate January 28. Guiding principles are that all research funded by the NFR shall be deposited in open archives if not in conflict with copyright agreements. NFR also accepts Open Access journal publishing but finds that the Open Access Archives constitute the best solution.
Sweden: Just before Christmas the Swedish Research Council decided to postpone their long awaited Open Access Mandate
Vol 4, No 4 (2008)
Table of Contents
|News (Updated december 2008)||Abstract PDF|
|Financing of the Norwegian Open Access Journals||Abstract PDF|
|Else Dagfrid Bratland|
|Open Learning - Experiences and Paradox||Abstract PDF|
|The One Stop Shop to Open Access Journals - DOAJ||Abstract PDF|
|Anna-Lena Johansson, Ingela Wahlgren|
|Producing connections between research data and publication||Abstract PDF|
|Iris Alfredsson, Adam Brenthel, Birger Jerlehag|
|Two Icelandic Open Repositories||Abstract PDF|
|Sólveig Thorsteinsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sverrisdóttir, Áslaug Agnarsdóttir|