[Koalicja-l] Fwd: [EIFLoa] Open access to research is a must for the competitiveness of Europe

Bożena Bednarek-Michalska b.michalska w bu.uni.torun.pl
Pon, 24 Paź 2011, 16:52:35 CEST



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[Forwarded message from* *Berchum, Marnix van]

*“Open access to research is a must for the competitiveness of Europe”*

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*EU Commissioner Kroes strongly supports Dutch Open 2011. *

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*Utrecht, The Netherlands, 24 October 2011 *– The EU Commissioner for
Europe’s Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, this morning gave the starting signal
for the Dutch contribution to the annual international Open Access week. In
a video message on the www.surf.nl/open2011 website, Ms Kroes says that open
access to research results – both publications and research data – is not
just a luxury. She sees Open Access as a must for the Netherlands and Europe
if they are to be able to compete internationally. ****

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Each year sees Open Access coming more into the spotlight. In the
Netherlands, this happens at many higher education institutions in the form
of the “Open 2011” event, which runs from 24 October to 4 November. “I’m
very proud”, says Ms Kroes, “of the many activities that are taking place in
the Netherlands to deliver Open Access.” The national programme for Open
2011 is being coordinated by SURF, the Dutch collaborative ICT organisation
for higher education and research.****

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*[image: NeelieKroes.jpg]***

*Neelie Kroes: “I’m very  proud of the many activities that are taking place
in the Netherlands to deliver Open Access.”*

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*Research and education*

This year’s Open 2011 in the Netherlands focuses not only on Open Access to
research but also to education. Access to knowledge, information, and data
is essential in higher education and research, and using it provides the
basis for knowledge transfer and knowledge generation. Research and
education that is paid for with the taxpayer’s money should be accessible
and should be used efficiently. Where possible, it should be able to be
reused. This philosophy is endorsed by organisations including the country’s
principal science funding body NWO, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts
and Sciences (KNAW), and all the Dutch higher education institutions. Making
educational resources openly available enables higher education institutions
to show the rest of the world what they have to offer, and thus to attract
talented students and researchers. Open access also contributes to the
improvement of the quality of learning materials. ****

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*Activities*

After the starting signal by EU Commissioner Kroes, there will be daily
videos on www.surf.nl/open2011 for the next two weeks in which a speaker
from the higher education sector will emphasise the importance of “open” for
higher education and research.  ****

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Institutions for higher education and research are organising lectures,
seminars, and other activities for researchers, instructors, students and/or
the staff of libraries and media centres. Higher education institutions
worldwide are organising activities to raise knowledge and awareness of Open
Access to research data. Last year, more than 900 institutions in 94
countries were involved.****

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*More information*

**·       **Video message from European Commissioner Kroes****

**·       **National Open 2011 programme: www.surf.nl/open2011****

**·       **Open 2011 on Twitter #opennl****

**·       **Open Access and research: www.openaccess.nl ****

**·       **Open Educational Resources: www.surffoundation.nl/oer ****

**·       **Open statement SURF: www.surf.nl/open ****

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Kind regards,****

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Marnix van Berchum* *
| project coordinator | SURFfoundation | Graadt van Roggenweg 340 | P.O. Box
2290 | 3500 GG Utrecht | The Netherlands | T +31 (0)30 234 66 43 | F +31
(0)30 233 29 60 | www.surf.nl | vanberchum w surf.nl |


[image: logo-surf_klein2] SURFfoundation, SURFnet and SURFdiensten are
partners in SURF, the collaborative organisation for ICT in higher education
and research.  ****

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**[image: logo Open 2011 (klein)_22092011]<http://www.surfsites.nl/open2011/>
**Open 2011 <http://www.surfsites.nl/open2011>: twee weken vol activiteiten
rondom open toegang tot onderwijs en onderzoek.****

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