Berlin 10 Open Access Conference in Africa
The Berlin 10 Open Access Conference will take place this year at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Wallenberg Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 6 - 8 November 2012. It will be preceded by a preconference on the practical implementation of open access principles on 6 November.
The theme ‘Networked scholarship in a networked world: Participation in Open Access’ addresses access to scientific knowledge for African countries. Take a look at the Programme for a detailled overview of speakers, themes and workshops.
Register for the Berlin 10 open Access Conference 2012! The Early Bird Registration has been extended until 30 September 2012.
The Berlin Open Access Conference is an annual project of the Max Planck Institute of Germany, where the first gathering took place in 2003. At the time, the Institute and European Cultural Heritage Online brought together a group of international experts with the aim of implementing a new internet-based research environment through the application of open access principles in order to make scientific knowledge and cultural heritage freely accessible.
The outcome of the meeting was the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, which has since been signed by many scientific, research and cultural institutions the world over.