Elk jaar in oktober is het Open Access Week, een internationaal evenement rondom open access. Open access (‘open toegang’) is een brede internationale academische beweging die streeft naar vrije, gratis online toegang tot wetenschappelijke informatie, zoals publicaties en data.

Open Access heeft effect voor iedereen die van die informatie gebruik maakt. Denk aan onderzoekers, studenten en docenten. Ook voor informatieaanbieders, zoals uitgevers en bibliotheken, leidt het tot veranderingen. De Leeuwarder bibliotheken (de bibliotheken van Van Hall Larenstein, NHL Stenden hogeschool, dbieb en Tresoar) doen dit jaar voor het eerst actief mee met Open Access Week. Gezamenlijk organiseren we van 14 tot en met 17 oktober van 14:00-16:00 uur diverse lezingen en workshops onder de noemer ‘Open Science, Open Mind’.

Alle lezingen zijn gratis toegankelijk. De voertaal is Engels. Het volledige programma wordt eind augustus op deze plek bekend gemaakt.

Wil je meer weten over Open Access en waarom het zo belangrijk is, bekijk dan de SHB-video over Open Access.

Open Access Week is held in October each year, which is an international event about open access. Open access is a broad, international academic movement that strives for online access to freely available, freely accessible academic information, such as journal publications and data.

Open access affects everyone that uses this information: researchers, students, and teachers. Open access is also changing the landscape for providers of information, such as publishers and  libraries. This year, Leeuwarden’s libraries (the libraries of Van Hall Larenstein, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, dbieb and Tresoar) are actively participating for the first time in the Open Access Week. By collaborating together, we are organising an event ‘Open Science, Open Mind’ that consists of various lectures and workshops from the 14th  October – 17th October from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

All lectures are free to attend and will be in English. The complete programme will be published on this website at the end of August.

If you would like to find out more about Open Access and why it is so important, you can watch the SHB video about Open Access.


Melanie Imming, Community Manager Open Science – SURFsara

FAIR data and Data Stewardship: from principles to practice
How can we make FAIR data a reality? By seeing FAIR as a series of improvements and not an end goal. But can we get to a minimal consensus on these improvements? And it is commonly said we we need more data stewards to make data FAIR. But does thé datastewards exist? Melanie will give us an update on recent efforts that are trying to adress these questions and talk about some lessons learned.


Robin Ottjes, Medical Information Specialist – University Medical Center Groningen

How do I get the full text now?
What happens when a library suddenly no longer has access to certain journals? What other possibilities are there to find the pdf, and how do they work? And how do you actually find all Open Access publications? During this workshop, we shall explore the various (free) databases, tools and extensions that answer these questions.


Daan Rutten, Open Science Coordinator – Tilburg University

Open Access as Tilburg University: some difficulties, and possibilities
Open Science and Open Access became part of the core Strategy 2018-2021 of Tilburg University. An Open Science Coordinator was appointed to stimulate and experiment with Open Science practices in a variety of fashions: Open Access of Journal Articles, but also Open Books, Open Education, data management and open collaboration. How did it work out so far? What are the difficulties to keep in mind when trying to implement Open Science and Open Access?


Jeroen Sondervan, Open Access Publishing Consultant – Utrecht University

Open Access: a changing landscape of scholarly publishing and communication
Several academic institutions have explicitly committed themselves to open science. This resulted in a National Plan Open Science, which was presented in The Hague in 2017. If we want to push open access for publications, research data, and other scientific output, then funders, research institutions, libraries, and publishers need to strengthen existing engagement mechanisms. This presentation will mainly look at the changing landscape of scholarly publishing towards 100% open access for all scientific publications.


Astrid van Wesenbeeck, Open Science Officer – Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Relevance of Open Access for the general public
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Wikimedia Nederland

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