First announcement: Berlin 4 Open Access, October 5th - 7th, 2005

From: Georg Botz <georg.botz_at_GV.MPG.DE>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 09:49:42 +0100

Dear Colleagues,

this mail should serve as early warning of the date of the next but one
conference following the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in
the Sciences and Humanities.

(The next meeting will take place in Southampton form February 28 to March 1 )

The conference will take place from

October 5th - 7th, 2005

in Golm near Berlin and
will be hosted by the Albert Einstein Institute

The aim of this international conference is to bring together the various
initiatives and key players within the open access movement. The intention
is to keep the momentum and to strengthen the enthusiasm of all involved in
this field.

Key notes, lectures and short presentations will cover a wide rage of
subjects, among other topics like "open access for cultural heritage", "open
access to scientific (raw) data", "legal issues of open access", "authors'
attitudes towards open access". There will be room for discussions, too. The
initiators of this conference are committed to give specific attention to
the issue of "open access and developing countries".

Further information will be provided on the conference website:

Would open access supporters please note the date of this meeting in their

Best regards,
Georg Botz
Received on Tue Feb 01 2005 - 08:49:42 GMT

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