„Open Access” initiative or movement will be discussed at „Science Cafe” in order to improve and support access to electronic resources in educational and academic fields. The participants at the discussion will speak about the copyrights in the context of open access electronic resources use.
Mārcis Krūmiņš, lecturer at The Faculty of Law, University of Latvia, will tell about „Creative Commons” copyright licences also in the context of open access publishing.
Ģederts Ieviņš, Editor in Chief at „Open Access” magazine „Environmental and Experimental Biology”, will share his experience in creating a magazine content. Ingrīda Veikša, associated professor at The Faculty of Law, School of Business Administration „Turība”, will discuss about giving works for free use and will characterize those processes in Latvia also mentioning law and regulations related to it.
Thomas Severiens, representative of European Network for Copyright in Support of Education and Science (ENCES), will offer an insight of „Open Access” movement and regulations in Europe, he also introduces with the possibilities to make a better environment for copyright use in science.
The aim of „Science Cafe” is to open a discussion in free and informal atmosphere noting issues about science that the society is interested in. It's a possibility to meet experts, to ask questions and to find out still the unexplored about science. The event, as usually, will be hosted by Juris Šteinbergs.