[Open Access Interviews] Nathalie Duchange

The scientific community needs OA to build on the work of others

Open Access Week 2013 (21 to 25 October) is coming up fast. In preparation for the discussions and debates about scientific publishing that will take place around the world, MyScienceWork brings you this series of short interviews from Open Access Week 2012. This week, meet Nathalie Duchange of the Department of Scientific Information and Communication at Inserm, France’s National Center for Health and Medical Research. Institutions and publishers must work together, while finding their own benefit, she says, even if such major transitions always take time.

Open Access Week 2013 (21 to 25 October) is coming up fast. In preparation for the discussions and debates about scientific publishing that will take place around the world, MyScienceWork brings you this series of short interviews from Open Access Week 2012. This week, meet Nathalie Duchange of the Department of Scientific Information and Communication at Inserm, France’s National Center for Health and Medical Research. Institutions and publishers must work together, while finding their own benefit, she says, even if such major transitions always take time.

 

At International Open Access Week 2012 in Paris, MyScienceWork brought together numerous players in the movement. Nathalie Duchange shared her experience working on one of the multiple portals leading to France’s national open archive, HAL. All players needs to carry out their business, she feels. This pragmatic position helps explain why it is important for the research and publishing communities to work together, as well as the benefits of merging archives, at the national and international level.

 

 

More in this series of [Open Access Interviews]:

Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results

Bernard Rentier: Researchers have no interest in limiting their readers

Bart van Tiggelen: The more papers are accessible, the more they will be cited

Odile Hologne: Institutional archives must be useful to researchers

Find out more:

“Open Access in the Biomedical Field: The Rise of PLOS ONE”,presentation by Nathalie Duchange at Open Access Week 2012

All speaker presentations from Open Access Week 2012 in Paris

Storify of the second evening, at UNESCO: "Measuring the Impact of Open Access, at UNESCO for Open Access Week"

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"

Related articles on MyScienceWork:

What role do scientific publishers play in the transition to Open Access?

The open access policy of the University of Liège is multiplying

100% Open Access: Above all, a need for cohesion

Open Access + Social Media = Competitive Advantage