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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

OA in Norway

The Norwegian Open Research Archive (NORA) and the Norwegian Digital Library have launched, a central location for OA information and advocacy in Norway --very analogous to Sweden's and Germany's Informationsplattform Open Access.

Thanks to Co-Action for the alert and this English-language translation and introduction:

May brought the launch of in Norway. This website aims to contribute to an “effective system for open scientific communications in line with the primary goal of research: the widest possible dissemination of research results”. By providing a digital arena that brings together information on Open Access, services, OA journals, repositories, copyright information, news, links, and an overview of the state of Open Access in Norway, offers a comprehensive overview in the making.

According to the website itself: “ will contribute to making Norwegian research results more visible and openly accessible without barriers for all users both national and international.” Further: “ is an information site for all those who require more information about Open Access, i.e. freely accessible journals and open publication archives.” ...