The paper presents the introduction of Open Access movement in the Academic environment, pros and cons of the adoption of OA by Universities and how the European Union is enforcing the use of Open Access. The ways of implementing OA, the policies of publishers and journals regarding the deposits of publications and the RoMEO and Juliet projects are also referred in an effort to give an overview of the conditions in exploiting Open Access, either as authors, publishers or end users. The adoption of the Berlin declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities by the Senate of the University of Cyprus is commented in the paper. Furthermore an analysis of the projects OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus in which the University of Cyprus Library is involved is provided. University of Cyprus Library, 75 Kallipoleos Str. P. O. Box 20537 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus.
[Excerpt] The OpenAIRE guidelines provide orientation for repository managers to define and implement their local data management policies according to the requirements of the OpenAIRE. These guidelines are intended to guide repository manager to expose to the OpenAIRE infrastructure not only EC funded publications, but also other Open Access publications, regardless of their funding. (...) Apresentação realizada em 23 outubro de 2015 no: National Workshop for Open Access: «Open Access to research publications & data», Nicosia, Chipre. Também acessível em: http://hdl.handle.net/10797/14460