Berlin 4 Open Access - From Promise to Practice

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Berlin 4 Open Access - From Promise to Practice

The aim of this international conference is to bring together the various initiatives and key players within the open access movement.

Key-notes, lectures and reports will cover a wide range of subjects. Authors' attitudes towards Open Access are addressed as well as issues with regard of Open Access to scientific (raw) data. One session will be devoted to "Open Access to cultural heritage".

Visions of new forms of scholarly communications will be presented as well as first concrete experiences. Specific attention will be given to the issues of Open Access in developing countries.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

10:00 – 10:45 Opening & Welcome
J. Wanka (Brandenburg Minister for Higher Education, Research and Culture)
K. Mehlhorn (Vice President, Max Planck Society)
B. Schutz
Welcome Address by the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia
10:45 – 11:30 Key-Note
Ch. Geiger:
The significance of WSIS for OA
12:00 – 13:00 Open Access: Overview
L. Romary:
Publications and digital resources: two complementary models for implementing the Berlin Declaration
U. Poeschl:
Quality assurance and peer review in Open Access
14:00 – 17:00 Open Access to Cultural Heritage
J. Renn:
State of the Problem
N. Lossau:
Existing and new Needs for Infrastructures to bring Cultural Heritage Online
P. Doorn:
Towards a Digital Research Infrastructure for the Humanities in Europe
S. Griffin:
The US Perspective on Strategies for Creating and Supporting Endeavors to make Cultural Heritage openly accessible on the Internet
J. Fournier:
The National and International Funding Policies for Supporting Research and Infrastructures Projects
D. Bruckmann:
The Implementation Experience – "Gallica" today and tomorrow
G. Grasshoff:
The Research of the Future – an Infrastructure for Researchers and Content Providers in the Humanities
J. Renn:
Composing Culture – Summarizing the Discussion

Thursday, March 30, 2006

9:30 11:15 Open Access: Moving Forward
P. Suber:
NIH public-access policy: making it stronger
A. Swan:
Repository developments and what they are doing for OA
A. Wissenburg:
Research Councils UK and open access
Y. Fukasaku:
OECD activity on access to research data from public funding: working towards international guidelines
R. Terry:
Open Access: moving forward together a funder's perspective
11:45 13:00 Open Access in Developing Countries
M. Hagemann:
OSI and eIFL's Open Access Programs in developing countries
J. De Beer:
Open Access in South Africa: progress report
I. Kuchma:
Open Access Movement in Ukraine
S. Arunachalam:
Open Access: current developments in India
14:00 15:45 Open Access Enabling New Science
J. Wilbanks:
Re-using open literature: the NeuroCommons
W. Voges:
Data behind publication
L. Jensen:
Open Access: making the most of biomedical literature mining
A. Weitzman:
Integrating DNA Barcoding and taxonomic data. INOTAXA: how new technology can facilitate Open Access to 300 years of vitally important information
16:45 18:00 Guided tour Palace Sanssouci
18:00 Conference Dinner

Friday, March 31, 2006

9:30 10:35 Open Access: Learning from New Models
P. Scherhaufer:
Living Reviews
V. Proudman:
Economists Online: researchers and libraries collaborate. A subject-specific service model
S. Mornati:
Open Access policies: bottom-up and top-down approaches in universities
11:00 12:00 Open Access Publishing
M. Hicks:
The Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
E. Bodenschatz:
New Journal of Physics: an open-access journal serving the whole physics community
R. Voss:
Open Access publishing in particle physics
12:00 13:00 Closing Session
Summary & Conclusions
Looking forward to Berlin 5
13:30 – 16:30 Workshop: Services for Open Access Publishing
The workshop is organised for practitioners in OA publishing to share experiences and agendas. Goal is to wrap up recommendations for efficiently organising the exchange of knowledge, technology, and services.
A detailed program can be found here.

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