Scholarly Communication

The aim of these seminars is to put in common our experiences in a new professional framework; to acknowledge the enormous effects that the new economic and scholarly communication management models have for our institutions and to outline concrete proposals which will be able to solve these new problems.

The recommendations and the conclusions of the first seminar (Madrid, 2002) have been sent to the European Commission, to scientific and political authorities and to the UNICA members.

Scholarly Communication organizing comittee :

Paul AyrisUniverity College London
Kris DejonckheereUNICA
Ivana HalaskovaCharles University Prague
Maria ParakovaCharles University Prague
Kaisa SinikaraUniversity of Helsinki
Filippos TsimpoglouUniversity of Cyprus
Marc van den BergUniversity of Amsterdam
Françoise Vandooren Université Libre de Bruxelles


Paul AYRIS, chair of the UNICA Scholarly Communication Group, is an invited speaker to the conference on copyright regulation in Europe (EU-wide conference on science- and education-friendly Copyright regulation in Europe) held on 14-15 November 2008 in Berlin.
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What should UNICA University Libraries be doing to support their researchers ? How is teaching and learning delivered in UNICA sites ? Can UNICA libraries guarantee that the digital material which they provide for their users will be accessible in 10 or 50 years time ? If you are not sure of the answer to any of these questions, then attendance at the 2008 UNICA Scholarly Communications Seminar is for you. Join us to to engage in these discussions and to help us identify how, together, UNICA universities can address the challenges of the digital information age.

3d seminar - "Trends in Education and Research: Developing Skills & Communication across Europe" - May 18-20, 2006, Helsinki
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Presentations : "The Bologna Process - the Role for Libraries in the Strategic Outreach of European Universities" : Presentations : "Current Trends in Scholarly Communication" : Breakout group summaries, Day 1 : Breakout group summaries, Day 2 :

2nd seminar - "F@ir Publishing & F@ir Reading" - November 25-26, 2004, Vienna
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We kindly thank CSA and Kurt LOY (Bookbinding) for sponsoring the seminar on "F@ir Publishing & F@ir Reading".

1st seminar - "The Future of Scholarly Communication" - October 22, 2002, Madrid
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In October 2002 a fisrt Seminar took place onThe Future of Scholarly Communication, hosted by the University Complutense of Madrid and Chaired by Prof. J.P. Devroey, Director of the Libraries of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

This had been at the Universidad Complutense Historical Library «Marqués de Valdecilla» (C/ Noviciado 3.Madrid).

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