Workshop ‘Kicking into CRAFT-OA’

Kicking into CRAFT-OAMore than 40 participants from 14 European countries met in Göttingen for the workshop ‘Kicking into CRAFT-OA’, which took place from 21 to 23 March 2023 in the Historical Building and was organized by the University of Göttingen / Göttingen State and University Library.

The project name CRAFT-OA stands for ‘Creating a Robust Accessible Federated Technology for Open Access’. The project is dedicated to improving conditions for Diamond Open Access journals, i. e. journals that do not charge either researchers for publication or readers for the access to publications. The workshop offered the project partners a great opportunity to meet in person for the first time since the project started, to get to know each other and thus to establish a basis for cooperation in the project over the next three years. Its rich partly hybrid program included enlightening keynotes and impulse lectures, a round table, along with the slots dedicated to work packages, including poster presentations, a World Cafe, and working/writing sessions. The collaboration was very productive and a nice atmosphere encouraged ample discussions between the project partners.

Further information on the CRAFT-OA project:

Improving Diamond Open Access across Europe (Press release No. 186, 15.12.2022)

Start of the EU project CRAFT-OA

Project website

Contact CRAFT-OA at SUB Göttingen:

Margo Bargheer (email),
+49 551 39-28655 (tel.)