Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and the Academy of Science for South Africa, has the pleasure of announcing that the prestigious Berlin 10 Open Access Conference will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This will be the first time that the Berlin Open Access Conference will be held in Africa. As is tradition with the conference, it will explore the transformative impact that open, online access to research can have on scholarship, scientific discovery, and the translation of results to the benefit of the public.
Conference date: 7-8 November 2012
Pre-conference date: 6 November 2012
The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was drawn up at a conference initiated by the Max Planck Society in Berlin in October 2003 and is regarded as one of the milestones of the open access movement. It promotes open access to scientific knowledge and cultural heritage. Governments, universities, research institutions, funding agencies, foundations, libraries, museums, archives, learned societies and professional associations who share the vision expressed in the Berlin Declaration are invited to join the over 350 institutions that have already signed it.
For more information visit: http://www.berlin10.org/.
Chipo Msengezi ITOCA