As a tradition I am wrapping up the year in this weblog. And what an opportunity! The same day as a very interesting opinion article is published in one of the national newspapers, i.e, “Digitization is threatening our university. It’s time to draw a line” (Dutch only). The rectores magnifici of the Dutch universities think..
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..