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February 14, 2012 is the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, which resulted from what the BOAI web-site describes as “a small but lively meeting convened in Budapest by the Open Society Institute (OSI) on December 1-2, 2001”.
EIFL staff was privileged to participate in that meeting and is happy to be present today in Budapest. EIFL-OA programme manager, Iryna Kuchma, is attending a meeting to mark the 10th anniversary of the declaration and excited to be discussing what we have learnt over the past ten years and how we can navigate the next ten.
Read OSI blog post 'Ten Years On, Researchers Embrace Open Access' by Melissa Hagemann
Budapest Open Access Initiative
EIFL was among the first signatures of the declaration, the Budapest Open Access Initiative which invites 'governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.'