In the past few weeks I went to a few workshops / lectures related to open access and / or open science. I attended a validation workshop of the ERC, the Knowledge Exchange Workshop on open access monographs, watched Paywall the movie, and attended the Van Hasselt lecture by Philip Kitcher, i.e., “What do we..
These past few weeks I have experienced the difficulty of having different hats. As program manager open access at the VSNU and involved in the negotiations with the (bigger) publishers, I am positive about the recently announced plan of “cOAlition S”. It is helping us in our ambition that publicly-funded scientific publications must be accessible..
On 22 June 2018 I attended a VSNU workshop on “Recognition and appreciation”. One of the speakers was Maarten Steinbuch. He referred to his idea of a 4th generation university. A university that lets “the (local) network create value, so the university is an enabler and motivator”. In his talk he emphasized that to be able..
This might be a more interesting title than the content deserves. Delft University of Technology and TU Delft Library have last year updated their websites (and cms). The weblog “TULibrarian” that I used, has also got a facelift. There is a new url now. However, it made me think of the things that passed my..