The University of Latvia is celebrating the 5th anniversary of Open Access movement in Latvia. On the 24th October there will be held scientific café - discussion named "Copyrights in an open access: burden or opportunity?!" The attention will be turned towards such subjects as the transfer of the author`s works into the usage without reimbursement within the regulations of Latvia`s legal system; Creative Commons licenses; the experience of publishing in Latvian Open Access journal "Environmental and Experimental Biology"; an overview about Open Access legislation in European Countries - why is ENCES so important.
During the discussion the University of Latvia Library`s staff will introduce with Open Access movement's goals and importance and will present the results of "Open Access" questionnaire, which was created to find out the awareness amongst University`s academic and research personnel of Open Access movement as well as their experience in publishing whilst using Open Access. The participants of the discussion will be able to watch a video which is devoted to Open Access movement in Latvia as well as enlightening about the Open Access week`s events in the university from previous years. There will also be opportunity to watch it on University`s website.
Also the staff of University`s Library have prepared an electronic booklet about the questions of copyrights of scientific electronic publications, which will be presented to the University`s Academic Staff.