New issue of ScieCom info

From: Ingegerd Rabow <Ingegerd.Rabow_at_LUB.LU.SE>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:43:11 +0200

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the September issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for
Scientific Communication



The Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Charlotte
Sahl-Madsen, is prepared to introduce a policy of Open Access to publicly funded

Read more in the news item by Adrian Price:

Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation goes in for Green Open


The Swedish Ministry of Education and Research comments:

“The Swedish Government announced last year that they will work on a national
Open Access policy  for Sweden in 2010. Further information on this will be
presented in November.”

Katarina Bjelke, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden.



Erik Sandewall discusses the problem of managing “moral copyright” for evolving
publications, i.e. works that with modern technology easily can be amended and
extended over time. The author has a solution to propose and is preparing an
experimental implementation.

Erik Sandewall: Exercising moral Copyright for Evolving Publications


Jan Erik Frantsvåg describes the Norwegian RoMEO project. There is little or no
information about numerous Norwegian journals, serials and publishers in the
international Sherpa/RoMEO service operated by the University of Nottingham. The
project found a local collection to be of limited usefulness. Success depends on
the incorporation of Norwegian journal and publisher information into the
Sherpa/RoMEO service.

Jan Erik Frantsvåg: A Norwegian RoMEO


“Open Educational Resources – a resource for learning” describes a current
national project for  promoting the use of open educational resources among HE
teachers in Sweden, and making them interested both in using other teachers’
material and in making their own materials freely available. A number of social
media will be used to inspire a continuous discussion of OER.

Alastair Creelman, Åsa Forsberg: Open Educational Resources – a resource for


The Swedish National Library 4-year development programme ended
last year with an international evaluation. This has led to a new start for the
programme, which has become permanent, and starts from a new level with a
broader perspective. Its three main areas are now: OA-policy, OA information to
researchers, and development of infrastructure and user services.

Jan Hagerlid: A new start for



The 14th International Conference on Electronic Publishing – ELPUB 2010 took
place in Helsinki 16 – 18 June 2010. The conference was hosted by Hanken School
of Economics. More than 30 papers and short communications addressed the issues
of electronic publishing and social networks; scholarly publishing models; and
technological convergence, all chosen as themes for the conference.

 Turid Hedlund: ELPUB 2010 – Publishing in the Networked world: Transforming the
Nature of Communication


The EIFL General Assembly 2010, which was held on August 6th - 8th in
Lund/Sweden, put this year’s main focus on Open Access Policies and Publishing
as well as on EIFL programmes, e.g.”Copyright for Librarians”, and offered the
valuable possibility of meeting publishers and exchanging ideas and information
through”speed dating”. Librarians from almost all of the 48 EIFL member
countries in Africa, Asia or Europe seized the opportunity and came to Lund

Dina Heegen: The Open Access Situation in Developing and Transition Countries:A
Report from the EIFL General Assembly 2010/Lund


Lithuania was one of the countries in focus at the EIFL, and we are happy to
publish a comprehensive article on the development of OA in Lithuania. Günter
Tautkevičienė et al. specifically describe the goals of creating the Lithuanian
Academic e-Library (eLABa) as a national aggregated OA repository of scientific
works, practices and the benefits of its integration into the worldwide OA
infrastructure. Participation in the PEER project will enable them to produce a
new eLABa collection of peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Günter Tautkevičienė et al: Integration of THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMIC e-LIBRARY
(eLABa) into THE international open access infrastructure.



As always, your comments and ideas are very welcome

Ingegerd Rabow / Editor-in-chief



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