[Open-access] Open Access debates

The African Commons Project kerryn at africancommons.org
Fri Feb 22 08:30:06 UTC 2013

Does the Open Access agenda addressing the challenges of developing-world academia and knowledge creation?

Is OA providing the much-needed solution to the access to - and creation of - academic knowledge that it promises? What is the relevance of policies being adopted by our governments to knowledge and data?  And, most importantly, how should Open Access policy be formulated in developing nations?

Join the online discussion, as we consider current OA policies and make suggestions towards progressive OA policy formulation.

The online discussion is hosted on the WSIS Knowledge Communities platform here [http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/forum/topic/685117/is-the-open-access-oa-agenda-addressing-the-challenges-of-developingworld-academia/].  The discussion is public but in order to contribute, please note that you will have to register on the platform.

This discussion follows on from our previous discussion,  "Is Open Access only for rich countries?" [http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/forum/topic/586392/is-open-access-only-for-rich-countries-participate-now-in-an-online-dialogue-on-open-access-and-the-developing-world/]  This was a great debate, and we look forward to your contribution!

Writing OA policy in 140 characters or less!

For those avid tweeters out there, join us in a supporting live discussion which will take place on Monday, 25 February at 1 pm GMT +2.

Use the hashtag #developOA and let's begin brainstorming policy.

Institute for Development Studies (http://www.ids.ac.uk/), United Kingdom
Center for Internet & Society (http://cis-india.org/), India
Eve Gray (http://www.gray-area.co.za/), South Africa
The African Commons Project (http://www.africancommons.org), South Africa

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