Open Access : One Small Step or a Giant Leap ?

The UK’s Department for International Development ( DFID ) recently announced the welcome news that all publicly funded development research is to become freely available. As the recent ” Academic Spring ” debate attests, this is good news for most, not least of all southern researchers who rank accessing research high up a long list of problems they face when trying to engage with the wider development community.

Read the rest of an article in Knowledge Broker’s Forum to see the rest of the debate about ” Southern research ” and a campaign to get all organisations working in development to support it.

Nigel Palmer           Phi

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About nigepalphi

I am a trustee of Partnerships in Health Information. I was librarian of the Health Education Council in London from 1969 to 1972, then librarian of St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1972 to 2002.
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