Berlin Conference on Open Access to Data and Results: 20-22 Oct

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 02:21:32 +0100

Conference on
    Open Access to the Data and Results of the Sciences and Humanities
    20 - 22 Oct 2003, Berlin

The 3-day conference aims to bring together key players from national
and international research organizations, learned societies, museums,
archives, libraries and research funding agencies and political
institutions, commercial and non-for profit publishing services
concerned about the future of scientific e-publishing and scholarly
communication. The declared aim of the meeting is to provide guidance to
all players involved on how to help build a future-proof, flexible,
open, and high-quality scholarly and scientific publishing system.

    * Prepare the transformation of all areas of research from the print
into the electronic world.
    * Establish an open-access policy on the Internet for scientific
information, including cultural heritage.
    * Define future models for web-based scientific/scholarly
communication and publishing and for making cultural heritage accessible
on the Web.
    * Provide blueprints on how to make publishing alternatives work in
a sustainable way.
    * Encourage funding agencies and research organizations to support
the creation and implementation of open access models for scientific
    * Encourage funding agencies and research organizations to support
the transfer of existing content both from science and culture to the
new medium.
    * Define prerequisites for a future Web of Culture and Science.


Dr. Stefan Echinger
Head of the Division Strategic Planning
Max Planck Society
Tel: +49 (0) 89 - 21 08 - 14 30 or - 14 31

Theresa Velden
Heinz Nixdorf Center for Information Management
in the Max Planck Society (ZIM)
Tel: +49 (0) 89 - 32 99 - 15 51
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