25 Oct 2010 - 27 Oct 2010
Berlin 8 Open Access Conference (Berlin 8), jointly hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and Max Planck Society, Germany, will be held in October 25-27, 2010, in Beijing, China. In todays world, access to information is a critical factor for the survival, development, and competition for institutions, communities, and citizens. Open access to information becomes a major means to ensure the widest distribution of information and public rights of access to knowledge. As the newest one of the Berlin Open Access Conferences, Berlin 8 aims to share and explore the strategies, policies, implementation approaches, supporting mechanisms, and international collaborative efforts, for open access, by governmental and funding agencies, research and educational institutions, scholarly communications agencies, libraries, and open access researchers and practitioners, among others. As the first Berlin Open Access Conference to be held outside the European continent, Berlin 8 hopes to attract the newcomers of open access in emerging and developing countries, as well as veterans of open access from Europe, North America, and other countries. The main theme of Berlin 8 is: Berlin Declaration: Implementation Progress, Best Practices, and Future Challenges. The following sub-themes are suggested but not limited to: Trends in international scholarly communications and open access; Strategies and policies of funding agencies; OA strategies, policies, and implementations at R&D institutions; Open Data, Open Educational Resources, and Open Science; Current Research on Open Access, including legal issues, economy, impact, user participations, and others; Administrative and operational issues in implementing OA; Supporting mechanisms for sustainable OA; OA in developing countries and in the world. More information at Berlin 8 Conference website here.
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