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Published on Monday, July 17, 2006 by Marin Dacos

Summary

The International Seminar on Open Access for Developing Countries is being organized by BIREME/PAHO/WHO as a parallel meeting of the 9th World Congress on Health Information and Libraries in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The objectives of the Seminar are: * to bring together various initiatives within the open-access movement * to discuss ways to improve visibility, accessibility, quality, and impact of journals from developing countries

Announcement

The International Seminar on Open Access for Developing Countries is being organized by BIREME/PAHO/WHO as a parallel meeting of the 9th World Congress on Health Information and Libraries in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

The objectives of the Seminar are:

  • to bring together various initiatives within the open-access movement
  • to discuss ways to improve visibility, accessibility, quality, and impact of journals from developing countries

Who should attend: science editors, information professionals, researchers and all those interested in electronic publishing and the Open Access movement.

Terms of Reference:

1) Initiatives within the open access movement (with focus on what all of this means for developing countries):

  • discussion on the pros and cons of open access
  • different models used and paths to achieving open access to the health literature
  • research reports and open access
  • democratizing access to scientific and health-related information
  • economics of scientific publishing and implications of the various open-access models
  • copyright and intellectual property

2) Open Access and the journals from developing countries

  • what does it means to bring journals online
  • publishing models for open-access journals
  • financing and sustaining open access journals in developing countries
  • costs associated with open access in developing countries
  • language barriers and translation
  • training information specialists and users on searching and accessing health literature

Places

  • Salvador, Brazil

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 21, 2006

Information source

  • Marin Dacos
    courriel : contact [at] openedition [dot] org

To cite this announcement

« International Seminar on Open Access for Developing Countries », Colloquium, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 17, 2006, https://calenda.org/191766

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