AGORA - Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy (2011-2013)

The AGORA project is funded by the European Union within the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework programme.

AGORA's aim is to improve the spread of research results in the field of European philosophy and advance new paradigms of Open Access (OA) publishing, peer review and rendering by interlinking current scientific information among each other and its underlying datasets. AGORA will extend an existing federation of digital libraries named Philosource, created within the framework of the eContentplus DISCOVERY project. Philosource contains an extensive collection of high quality OA content from classical to contemporary European philosophy. AGORA will extend the Philosource Federation into a specialised OA archive and publishing venue for new scholarship by giving access to existing and newly produced research output such as scholarly articles, monographs, reviews, audiovisual lectures and its underlying datasets.

AGORA will carry out a number of experiments designed to develop a model for establishing and accessing a growing open research archive for scholarly publication in the humanities: Advanced scholarly semantic linking; Linked Open Data; Open peer review; Open Access business models.

  • Full title: AGORA - Scholarly Open Access Research in European Philosophy
  • Proposal: 31.5.2010. Proposal participants: UNIVIE - University of Vienna, CNRS - Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, UOXF - University of Oxford, CNR-ILIESI - Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee, Net7 - Internet Open Solutions, ONTOS Verlag, UIB-WAB - Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen. Coordinator of proposal: Manuel Dries, Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Grant agreement: 270904
  • Budget: euro 3 599 781; EU grant: euro 1 799 890
  • Duration: 36 months from 1.1.2011
  • Coordinator: Antonio Lamarra, CNR-ILIESI, Rome
  • Project sites: Agora. Scholarly Open Access Research and European Commission > Information Society > Agora
  • Project participants: UNIVIE - University of Vienna, Vienna (2011-12); CNRS - Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris; UOXF - University of Oxford, Oxford (2011-12); UCPH - University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen (2012-13); UABO - Åbo Akademi University, Åbo (2012-13); ontos - ontos verlag, Heusenstamm; UIB-WAB: Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen, Bergen; CNR-ILIESI: Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee, Rome; Net7 - Internet Open Solutions, Pisa
  • UIB-WAB participation: Kevin Cahill, Rune Jensen Falch, Claus Huitfeldt, Kjell S. Johannessen, Heinz Wilhelm Krüger, Tore Nordenstam, Alois Pichler (coordinator), Deirdre C. P. Smith, Simo Säätelä, Sindre Sørensen, Steinar Thunestvedt
  • Partners for UIB-WAB AGORA participation: ALWS - Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society; NWS - Nordic Wittgenstein Society; ontos - ontos Verlag für Philosophie
  • Budget for UIB-WAB participation: euro 744 432 (67 pm); EU grant: euro 372 216


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