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Open Access Week 2023

  • As our contribution to Open Access Week 2023 and as part of «WSL Distinguished Lectures», Lib4RI hosted a lecture by Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF.

    In recent years, Open Access (OA) publishing has experienced rapid growth, witnessing the emergence of numerous new publishers and journals. In this talk, I will explore the benefits, challenges, and potential pitfalls of OA publishing from the perspectives of both an active researcher and a research funder. I will briefly revisit the well-rehearsed arguments for OA and discuss some challenges and abuses, such as peer review quality or predatory practices. Finally, I will conclude with a discussion of best practices and alternative publishing models.

    • Talk: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger, President of the National Research Council of the SNSF
    • Place: WSL Birmensdorf & via Zoom
    • Date: 24 October 2023, 10:30 - 11:30
    • Moderation: Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher, Head of Lib4RI
    • Language: English

    Slides and video

    The slides and video of Matthias Egger's talk “Open access: the good, the bad and the ugly?” are only available within the four Research Institutes! Please connect to the server via cable or VPN.

  • OA Week is a global event aimed at raising awareness about free access to scholarly literature and research outputs. This year's focus on «Community over Commercialisation» emphasizes the collaborative nature of research and the benefits of sharing knowledge openly.

    Lib4RI is committed to promoting OA and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge within the research community. The events during the OA week provide a platform for discussions, information sharing, and networking among researchers. Check our website for further information on OA services by Lib4RI.

    The OA information booths, aimed at researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI, and WSL, will be held at the following locations and dates:

    • Monday, 23.10.2023, Eawag Dübendorf (Atrium Forum Chriesbach) 11:30 - 14:00
    • Tuesday, 24.10.2023, WSL Birmensdorf (next to the staff restaurant) 11:30 - 14:00
    • Wednesday, 25.10.2023, PSI Villigen (in front of the main entrance of OASE) 11:30 - 14:00
    • Thursday, 26.10.2023, Empa Dübendorf (next to the exit of the staff restaurant) 11:30 - 14:00