World Bank, Open Access and Creative Commons

April 11, 2012

The World Bank has decided to publish all its research output in Open Access under a Creative Commons license. The repository will be fully interoperable with other major international repositories such as RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), SSRN and Economists Online.

Source: Creative Commons



March 28, 2012

Watch the latest development in the information business: BOOK

Open Access after 12 months for economical research

March 15, 2012

The UK’s Research Councils (RCUK), who spend about 3 billion Euro per year for research funding, have proposed a revised policy on Open Access which further clarifies their definition of Open Access and strengthens some of the criteria that must be satisfied.

In particular, the policy permits an embargo of not longer than 12 months in Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences (incl. Economics) and 6 months in all other disciplines, until peer reviewed research papers must be made freely available. This means for example, that researchers in Economics, who are funded by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), are required to publish their research results in an Open Access version no longer than 1 year after the original publication.

Bron: Econstor

Very busy week in EBIB

March 9, 2012

In the week of 12 March it will be very busy in the library EBIB. On 14 March there is an infosession for master studentes. That week we also prepare the infosession of Saturday 17 March for new students. We apologize for the inconvenience.


February 21, 2012

We invite you to participate in our online Satisfaction Survey. All KU Leuven libraries ask their users to evaluate the library services. This allows us to achieve a better understanding of your needs and the way in which we should serve them. This project is part of an international benchmarking.
You can help us by completing the survey at . Completing the online survey will take maximum 10 minutes.
Your answers and comments enable us to improve our future services. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. You can win an iPad 2 or one of the 10 book vouchers. More information about this project can be found at
Thank you very much for your cooperation.

February 16, 2012

Nine (9) new group work rooms are ready for use! After the refurbishment of the library you can make a reservation for group work in one of these nine (9) new rooms. At the left side of our library three (3) large group work area’s has been created. If you have plans to work together you are allowed to use these three area’s without reservation.

Printing problems solved in EBIB

January 25, 2012

Print problems are finally solved in our library. You may print documents in our libray on nearly every pc. Pay with your print card and take the prints with you at the information desk.