[open-science] JennyMolloy and PeterMR representing OKF at Open Science Summit
a.p.swan at talk21.com
Fri Oct 28 04:29:54 UTC 2011
A substantiated example of how lack of access can have a profound effect is
related here: http://www.hhrjournal.org/index.php/hhr/article/view/20/88
On 27/10/2011 18:42, "Peter Murray-Rust" <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Heather Morrison <hgmorris at sfu.ca> wrote:
>> To help people make the connection between open access and saving lives in
>> the developing, would it help:
>> - to briefly mention Open Education? perhaps the UNESCO initiative?
>> This related initiative addresses the question of facilitating basic
>> education quite directly.
>> - to speak to south to south and south to north knowledge
>> dissemination? Leslie Chan is one of the experts here, perhaps he can provide
>> some specifics. In brief, as long as the focus is on the knowledge production
>> of the developed world, the needs of the developing world are likely to be
>> short-changed. Lots of research on obesity, little on malnutrition or how to
>> manage food security with little or no $ to work with.
> This is great Heather,
> There is actually an immediate urgency (which has suddenly arisen) _ Jenny and
> I and other have to make a video within 24 hours. (Of course that's not the
> end of the story). We want to bolt together clips from OSS video with bits of
> Graham Steel presenting patientsLikeMe and Leslie's clip that Iryna posted.
> The video will be 5 mins long and present particularly what I and OKF can do
> NOW so there is a concentration on the December Hackathon. I'll explain the
> context later.
>> my two bits,
>> Heather Morrison
>> Doctoral Candidate, Simon Fraser University School of Communication
>> hgmorris at sfu.ca
>> On 2011-10-27, at 9:37 AM, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>>> > 2011/10/27 Iryna Kuchma <iryna.kuchma at eifl.net>
>>> > If we are talking about open access to scholarly publications please
>>> believe me that people in universities and research institutions in
>>> developing countries do have computers and internet. this is one of the
>>> examples of a Kenyan researcher speaking about open access: Prof. Mary
>>> Abukutsa-Onyango discusses the importance of open access for research from
>>> Kenya and other African countries (http://vimeo.com/10169351) and I can
>>> share more evidences like this.
>>> > Many thanks for this. The video is exactly what Jenny and I need for a
>>> clip. It's no coincidence that it was created by Leslie Chan who is one of
>>> the group of us who dreamt up Open Research Reports.
>>> > Yes, OA is absolutely critical.
>>> > Best wishes,
>>> > Iryna Kuchma
>>> > EIFL Open Access programme manager
>>> > www.eifl.net <http://www.eifl.net>
>>> > --
>>> > Peter Murray-Rust
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