The University has announced its intent to actively participate in the Open Access initiative, a worldwide movement aiming to make scholarly publications freely and openly available to anyone via the Internet.
As defined in the Budapest (2002), Bethesda (2003) and Berlin (2003) declarations on Open Access, OA is the immediate, online, free availability of research outputs without any restrictions on use commonly imposed by publisher copyright agreements.
Through the signature of a collaboration agreement with the University of Liège (ULg), the University of Luxembourg hopes to inspire its researchers to publish in Open Access in order to attain the success that the ULg has achieved with ORBi , its digital repository: in just under 6 years, researchers at ULg have entered over 78,700 references, 60% with full-text. As stated in 2011 by Bernard Rentier , Rector of ULg: “ Today ORBi is the most active institutional repository of its type in the world” . For the month of March 2012 alone, ORBi has registered more than 104,000 consultations and more than 48,000 publication downloads.
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