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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Coalition calls for OA in France

Three French associations have issued a call for a national policy on scientific and technical information. The associations are COUPERIN (Consortium Universitaire des Publications Numériques), ADBU (Association des directeurs et des personnels de direction des bibliothèques universitaires et de la documentation), and AURA (Association du réseau des établissements utilisateurs de l'ABES); see also comments by COUPERIN. The document calls for:
  • an OA mandate for research funded by the Agence nationale de la recherche
  • encouraging OA journals and non-commercial subscription journals
  • state-level discussions with French publishers on defining their OA policies