17.330 Open Access

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Fri Oct 24 2003 - 01:46:54 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 330.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 06:19:23 +0100
             From: Stevan Harnad <harnad@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
             Subject: Berlin Declaration on Open Access

    This is a report from Berlin 22 October. Today at 12:00 there will be a
    press release plus the text of the Berlin Declaration, a historically
    important step for the Open Access movements worldwide. In this
    Declaration, all of Germany's principal scientific and scholarly
    institutions, including the Max-Planck Society, as well as a growing
    number of their counterparts from other countries (such as France's CNRS)
    have signed their commitment to open access to scientific and scholarly


    The Berlin Declaration is just the beginning of a series of steps that
    the signatories will be taking to promote open access. Among these steps,
    the Max-Planck Society is Edoc, an open-access repository of all of the
    research output of the Max-Planck Institutes' many research
    laboratories. This is a truly remarkable concerted act of institutional
    self-archiving, and a superb example for the research world at large.


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