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The Open Access Initiative is the informal platform for the experience exchange between the university librarians  who are interested in the open access and building the repository infrastructure issues for a long time.

The Initiative was founded as a result of the discussion during the Czech DSpace User Group Meeting in 2010.

The Open Access Initiative performs the goal of the ALCU Key Activity 1 (Support of the open access as a change in scholarly communication).

The importance of the activities of the Initiative was affirmed by ACLU that signed The Berlin Declaration in 2012 and became a member of the SPARC Europe in 2015.

  • Information support of the open access model and principles
  • Observation of the local as well as global development of the open access (a competition between the green and gold open access models)
  • Observation of the other trends – e. g. open science, open research data
  • Publication ethics (predatory publishers issue) in the context of the open access model
  • Observation of the traditional model of subscriptions of the electronic information resources in the context of the change of the publishers‘ business models
  • Arranging work meetings, seminars and workshops
  • Administration of the communication channels – webpages Open, FB and Twitter pages
  • Attendance of its members at the important international conferences and seminars
  • Involvement in the international activities (SPARC Europe, DOAJ, OpenAIRE)


Representative of the Open Access Initiative:

Mgr. Pavla Rygelová
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava


OA Initiative Working Group members:

Ing. Jan Mach, Ph.D.

University of Economics, Prague

Bc. Ing. Jiří Marek

Brno University of Technology, Creative Commons ČR

Mgr. Lucie Melicharová – on maternity leave

University of Pardubice

Mgr. Lenka Němečková, Ph.D.

Czech Technical University in Prague

Mgr. Tereza Simandlová

Charles University

Jan Skůpa

Brno University of Technology

Mgr. Veronika Ungerová

University of Pardubice

Web pages

Open Access in the Czech Republic

DSpace CZ