This conference is co-organised by the National Library of Latvia, University of Latvia and Riga Technical University and it the will take place in the framework of Open Access week. Its goals are to raise awareness of importance, benefits and impact of Open Access, Open Data and Open Science, to enhance awareness of decision makers of the necessity to formulate national and institutional Open Access policies and to introduce them with the best practice in Open Access policies, to introduce concepts and themes around Open Science to researchers and provide practical help in engaging with Open Access to research information, to inform researchers about Research Data Management policies and practices in research institutions, to develop skills necessary for publishing research publications in Open Access for librarians, focusing on the newly launched National Open Access repository service of the National Library of Latvia.
The conference will bring together both researchers and experts to gain knowledge
on Open Research Data, and policy makers to the discussion on the Open Access policy development in Latvia. The plenary session of the conference includes view on open and networked research as a driver for faster and wider innovation, presentation on open access policies and best practices and such an important issue for society of Latvian scientists - Open Access opportunities and solutions in Latvia and wider in Europe. Workshops aimed at three different audiences will take place on the second part of the Conference in parallel to encourage exchange of experience and best practice.
The first half of the conference will have a plenary format, and will consist of keynote speaches on:
The second half of the conference will consist of four parallel workshops:
National Library of Latvia
Phone: + 371 67716050
National Open Access Desk
Phone: +371 67551286
Rigas Technical University
Phone: + 371 67089850