[OA Interviews] Bernard Rentier:

“Researchers have no interest in limiting their readers”

[OA Interviews] Bernard Rentier:

In recent years, the open access movement has gained more and more support: SPARC, OpenAIRE, researchers, librarians, university leaders… Here, meet some of the players of open access in a series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This month, Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège (Belgium) and president of Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), explains the reasons behind the success of ORBi, his university’s open repository.

In recent years, the open access movement has gained more and more support: SPARC, OpenAIRE, researchers, librarians, university leaders… Here, meet some of the players of open access in a series of short videos from MyScienceWork. This month, Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège (Belgium) and president of Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS), explains the reasons behind the success of ORBi, his university’s open repository.

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Bernard Rentier, Rector of the University of Liège and President of EOS

“Researchers have no interest in limiting their readers to those who can pay the publishers.”

For International Open Access Week 2012, MyScienceWork organized two events in Paris, bringing together numerous players in the movement. During the first evening, hosted by the University Pierre and Marie Curie, partner for this event, Bernard Rentier revealed the reasons for the success of, ORBi, the open access university repository, which now holds 85,000 publications.

Publishing in open access is, quite logically, in the interest of researchers: an article published in open access is read 30 times more and cited 30 times more than when it appears in a paid journal. But the impressive results of ORBi are also tied to its “quasi-mandatory” nature…

In this video interview, find out about the “trick” used by the University of Liège and Bernard Rentier to promote open access to scientific publications.

 

Find out more:

Speaker presentations from both 2012 Open Access Week events in Paris
http://fr.slideshare.net/MyScienceWork/

« OA à l’Université de Liège : le pari d’ORBi », Benard Rentier’s presentation (in French)
http://fr.slideshare.net/MyScienceWork/oa-luniversit-de-lige-le-pari-dorbi-par-bernard-rentier

Storify of the first evening at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (in French):
"#OAWeek2012 A la découverte de l’Open Access à l’UPMC pour l’Open Access Week"
http://storify.com/mysciencework/oaweek2012

Storify of the second evening at UNESCO:
"Measuring the Impact of Open Access, at UNESCO for Open Access Week"
http://storify.com/mysciencework/oaweek2012-2

 

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