Berlin 5 Open Access, Registration now open (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:28:25 +0100

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Berlin 5 Open Access, Italy, September 19-21, 2007 - Registration now open

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Berlin 5 Open Access: From Practice to Impact: Consequences of Knowledge
Padova, Italy, September 19-21, 2007

The University of Padova, the Max Planck Gesellschaft, the European Science
Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft are pleased to announce
that the fifth conference in the "Berlin Declaration" tradition will take
place in September 19-21, 2007 in Padova, Italy, with the title "Berlin 5
Open Access: From Practice to Impact: Consequences on Knowledge Dissemination".

The aim of the conference will be to bring together the various initiatives
and key players within the Open Access movement in order to:

* maintain the enthusiasm of all people involved in the Open Access field,

* have an overview of the developing tools that sustain Open Access in
scientific data and cultural heritage dissemination,

* develop the effective strategies that can contribute to the construction
and implementation of this new paradigm of the scholarly communication world.

The general subjects of the conference will focus on:

a) state-of-the-art of the sharing of the Berlin Declaration vision: survey
on the impact of the new paradigm in the institutions that signed the
declaration; supporting bodies policies and activities in favour of
innovative scholarly communication processes;

b) the Open Access scene in the developing countries and emerging
economies: strategies, achievements, impact;

c) Open Access and the e-science: how to support the free circulation of
scientific raw data to facilitate cooperation and effective reuse;

d) e-publishing: the emerging of new strategies in scientific data
dissemination; estimate of the impact in OA journals: new tools for
scholarly evaluation in the growing layer of Open Access publications; the
perspective of a changing landscape in the scientific journals policies;
progress reports on the transition from reader-pays to author-pays models;

e) ICT developments and collaborations that support e-publishing and Open

The conference programme comprises two parallel one-day workshops on Friday
21 September 2007

* The European Science Foundation and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
are organizing a workshop "Shared Responsibilities in Sharing Research
Data". It aims to raise the awareness on open access to research data and
provide a forum to discuss potential areas of cooperation on this issue.

* The University of Padova is organizing a workshop on the Italian
initiatives on open access.

The event will take place in Padova, one of the main cultural and economic
hubs in the Northeast of Italy. In its superb medieval centre, Padova hosts
a well renowned collection of Giotto's frescoes. September is a very mild
month in Italy, when summer slowly yields to autumn in vivid colours.

The conference will be hosted by the University of Padova, among the oldest
academic institutions in the world and the home of the famous scientist
Galileo Galilei. The University of Padova wishes that this circumstance
will bring good auspices for the future of scholarly communication and
looks forward to welcoming you in Italy in September.

Further details, preliminary programme, registration on the conference website:

On behalf of the Programme and Organizing Committees
Peter Suber
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