News 2015

Open Access discussion meeting

Open Access discussion meeting, February 18, 12:00-14:00, Audiozaal, Vrijhof

With Jos Engelen (NWO) and Detlef Lohse (UT, Physics of Fluids)

Since more than a year Open Access has been in the news regularly. After Secretary of State Sander Dekker presented the goal of 100% Open Access in 2024, the Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) started negotiations with Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. By the end of 2014 it came to an agreement with Springer about open access publishing without article processing costs whereas the talks with the other publishers are still going on.

Scientists were informed by different media about these developments and were called on to publish their articles Open Access as much as possible. However, the ambition of 100% Open Access deserves a debate among scientists about promises and pitfalls.

Therefore Library & Archive and Strategy and Policy organize an Open Access discussion meeting on Wednesday February 18, 12:00-14:00 (lunch included). You are invited to join this meeting where Prof. Dr. Jos Engelen, chair of the Governing Board of NWO, will share his opinion about Open Access. Prof. Dr. Detlef Lohse, professor of Physics of Fluids, will act as co-referent and discussion leader.

Provisional programme:

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Welcome by Prof. dr. Franciska de Jong

12:45 Views on Open Access by Prof. dr. Jos Engelen

13:15 Panel discussion moderated by Prof. dr. Detlef Lohse

For question and more information you can contact dr. ir. Maarten van Bentum (tel. 4474,, Embedded Information Services - Library & Archive.

To join this meeting please register here: