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Welcome to the March 2012 issue of ScieCom info. Nordic-Baltic Forum for Scientific Communication.



The first OA-mandate in Iceland

Bifröst University, Iceland, has recently adopted an OA-mandate. All personnel employed after the implementation of the mandate shall deposit a post-print version of scientific articles created in the course of their duties in the institutional repository of the University. Read more about the policy in Njörður Sigurjónsson’s article “An Open Access mandate in Iceland.” 


Coming event

Welcome to the Black Diamond and the conference “Structural frameworks for open, digital research - strategy, policy & infrastructure”, Copenhagen, June 11-13 2012, at the Danish Royal Library. Read all about this exciting conference at: http://conference.nordbib.net



We offer you ten articles covering as diverse subjects as the creation and implementing of OA-mandates, the finances of hybrid OA-publishing, the use of bibliometrics in Lithuania and in the Nordic countries, the Danish launch of an infrastructure for primary data and the creation of the danPID, a conference report from Tromsø, an overview of OER-Open Educational Resources, and –lastly – an experienced summing up of 10 years’ work with OA in Sweden and internationally.


·        Njörður Sigurjónsson, “An Open Access mandate in Iceland” 

·        Jonas Gilbert,  “Patience is a virtue? Some reflections on mandate implementation and uptake”.

·        Jan Erik Frantsvåg, “The – hopeless? - quest for gold …” 

·        Žibutė Petrauskienė,“Bibliometric researches – new service at Vilnius University Library”.

·        Hampus Rabow, “Bibliometric research output indicators and university funding in the Nordic countries”.

·        Thea M. Drachen, Asger V. Larsen, Bertil F. Dorch: “KUBIS Dataverse Network – A repository for primary data at the The Royal Library / Copenhagen University Library and Informationservice.”

·        Adrian Price: “A Persistent Identifiers in Denmark anno 2012”

·        Leif Longva, “A brief report on the 6th Munin Conference on Scientific publishing 22-23 November 2011 in Tromsø, Norway.”.”

·        Lasse Bourelius,  Alastair Creelman , Åsa Forsberg, ”OER – an international trend with slow development in Sweden.”

·        Jan Hagerlid, “Open access - looking ten years back and a few years ahead”


We hope that you will have a god read. Your comments and ideas are always most welcome


Ingegerd Rabow


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