MedOANet (Mediterranean Open Access Network)
MedOANet is an FP7-funded European project which ENCES is a partner of.
MedOANet addresses the necessity for coordinated strategies and policies in Open Access to scientific information in Europe. The project will enhance existing policies, strategies and structures for Open Access and will contribute towards the implementation of new ones in six Mediterranean countries: Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal. It will also promote national and regional coordination of policies, strategies and structures in these six countries and beyond.
The MedOANet Partners:
National Documentation Centre/NHRF (Greece-Coordinator)
FECYT - Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (Spain)
UMINHO - University of Minho (Portugal)
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
CASPUR - Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo Università e Ricerca (Italy)
HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI - Hacettepe University (Turkey)
ENCES - European Network for Copyright in Support of Education and Science (Germany)
LIBER - The Stichting LIBER Foundation (The Netherlands)
UNOTT - University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Some highlights from the timeline:
MedOANet launched a press release on 18 July 2012 in which the project welcomes the communication and recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information issued by the European Commission: [pdf]
MedOANet published a press release on 19 July 2012 in order to inform the public about the partner workshop on 16 July 2012 in Madrid: [pdf]
Rainer Kuhlen gave a talk entitled "La situation de copyright en Allemagne et en Europe" at the French national workshop in Lyon-Villeurbanne on 22 November 2012: [pdf]
Karin Ludewig presented the results of the Medoanet surveys on the present situation of OA in Mediterranean countries seen from a copyright angle at a workshop in Berlin in December 2012.
On 11 December 2012 the project released the Open Access Tracker, which brings together information on journals, repositories, institutional policies, funder’s policies and publishers’ self-archiving policies, representing Open Access activities in the six countries.
The MedOANet European Workshop took place at the University of Minho, Braga – Portugal, on the 6th February, 2013, included in a larger event, the UMinho Open Access Seminar, which brought together the MedOANet European Workshop and theOpenAIREInteroperability Workshop, offering also public sessions on Open Access policies, open science, data repositories, interoperability and research infrastructures. Please read the entire press release.
Karin Ludewig published a paper entitled "MedOANet: The Copyright and OA Landscape in Mediterranean Europe" in LIBER Quarterly, vol 23, no 3 (2014). Based on her presentation given at the LIBER 42nd Annual Conference in Munich in 2013, the paper discusses some of the outputs of the FP7-funded MedOANet project. It analyses the current copyright framework conditioning the progress of OA in Mediterranean countries and examines whether this copyright framework needs to be improved and by which measures.