Launch event - LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access

Brussels, 17 June 2011

The League of European Research Universities is pleased to invite you to the launch event of the advice paper ‘LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access’.

The idea of Open Access has been around for about a decade now, but the pathway to Open Access is not necessarily straight forward. There are benefits and costs. Many stakeholders will be involved. The LERU Roadmap traverses some of this landscape and aims to assist LERU members and other universities who wish to put in place structures, policies and practices to facilitate Open Access and to negotiate the various steps along the Green and Gold routes to Open Access.

The LERU Roadmap towards Open Access thus represents a conscious decision by LERU to investigate new models for scholarly communication and the dissemination of research outputs emanating from LERU universities.


08:30 – 09:00         Registration with coffee and pastries

09:00 – 09:10         Welcome by Prof. Dr. Kurt Deketelaere, Secretary-General of LERU

09:10– 09:45          Presentation of the LERU Roadmap by Dr Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services, University College London

09:45 – 10:30         Responses from stakeholders and panel discussion

  • Dr Carlos Morais-Pires, DG Information Society and Media, European Commission
  • Dr Caroline Sutton, President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
  • Dr Alma Swan, Convenor of Enabling Open Scholarship (EOS) and Director of Key Perspectives Ltd
  • Mr Wouter Schallier, Executive Director, Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER)

10:30 – 11:00         Questions from the audience and Close


Venue: Neth-ER House, Aarlenstraat 22, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Practical information: Please find more information and directions to the Neth-ER House on the following website


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