Berlin 10 Open Access Conference, Stellenbosch, South Africa

The Conference will be held at the Wallenberg Research Centre, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) from 7-8 November 2012.  Pre-conference workshops will be held on 6 November.  The theme of the Conference is Networked scholarship in a networked world: participation in Open Access.  Given that the Conference will be held in Africa, the sub-themes to be explored are concomitant with the development and transformative agenda of Open Access.

The sub-themes are:

  • Transformation through Open Access
  • Open Access and other forms of openness
  • Benefits of Open Access for scholarship and wider society
  • Open Access and improving assessment of research and scholarly publishing
  • Networked scholarship

Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the Max Planck Society and other hosts, has the distinct pleasure of inviting policy and ‘funding’ communities, scientists and researchers and librarians to the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference

Call to Action! We would like to call on all institutions supporting opening access to research information to also sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Please visit http://www.berlin10.org/call-to-action.html for more information.

Registration for both the conference and pre-conference workshops will open on the 31st of July 2012

Please stay in touch and follow all activities around the Berlin 10 Open Access Conference by joining us on facebook, twitter, or through subscribing to our newsletter. Other relevant information will become available in forthcoming announcements which will also be available on the conference website.

Posted by Ina Smith on the Knowledge Brokers Forum

Jean Shaw, Phi

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I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes the exchange of experience between libraries in the UK and Africa. I used to be the Clinical Sciences Librarian at the University of Leicester and since taking up my work with PHI have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia, but the best part has been meeting colleagues involved with all aspects of health information in Africa as a whole.
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