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Invitation to Open Access Scholarly Communication Workshop

November 2, 2004.

    International Renaissance Foundation (Soros Foundation–Ukraine), Open Society Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, International Association of Academies of Sciences and National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy invites you to participate in International Open Access Scholarly Communication Workshop.
    Workshop dates: December 3–5, 2004 (tentative)
    Workshop place: Kyiv, Ukraine.
    Workshop languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian.
     Source - http://www.irf.kiev.ua/
    Workshop background:
    Open access to scientific research has been gaining momentum and was in the news quite often last year: Wall Street Journal cited Open Access as one of top 10 health stories of 2003, Nature and Scientists included the rise of Open Access among 5 major science stories of 2003, Science Magazine listed Open Access among 7 "breakthroughs" of 2003. By 'open access' we mean free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited. We call open access a contemporary practice of scientific communication for those who broke the traditions of Le Journal des Savants or Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (both published in 1665).
    Workshop participants:
    Administration, librarians, information managers, scientists from higher educational institutions and scientific research laboratories involved in e-journals publications or developing institutional repositories [Heads of these institutions may kindly ensure that an open access institutional archive or e-journal is set up within six months after the conclusion of the workshop if such a project is planned]. The important thing is they should be computer savvy and committed to the cause of open access and be able to persuade scientists (faculty and students) in their respective institutions to place their research papers in the archives.
    Preliminary agenda:
    3 rd of December: Panel sessions:
    Overview to Open Access — Melissa Hagemann, OSI
    Guidelines to Open Access publishing — Raym Crow, Chain Bridge Group:
    How to launch a new Open Access Journal;
    How to convert a subscription based journal to Open Access;
    Guide to Institutional repository software.
    Introduction to institutional repositories — Lilian van der Vaart, Eleftheria Interim Management
    Bioline International — Leslie Chan
    Creative Commons Ukraine: "Some Rights Reserved": Building a Layer of Reasonable Copyright
    Open Access Scholarly communication in Ukraine, Central and East-European countries, NIS, etc.
    4th of December: Roundtable discussions:
    Implementing an Institutional Repository
    Launching an Open Access Journal
    5 th of December: Training for trainers session for information managers with technical background
    If you want to participate in the workshop, please, fill in the application form. All participants will be provided accommodation and all meals. Travel grants are available if needed.
    Application form:
    Institution Name and Address:
    No. of papers from the Institution annually:
    Name of the candidate:
    Date of birth:
    Familiarity with Computers and Internet:
    Membership in Discussion Groups:
    Past experience in Electronic Publishing:
    Familiarity with Open Access:
    Would you like to present your open access project? Please, provide its brief description and url:
    Travel grant: Needed / Not needed
    Please, e-mail filled-in application form and questions to a contact person – Iryna Kuchma – to kuchma@irf.kiev.ua
    Application deadline: October 18, 2004.
    Some Relevant Links
    Organizations involved in open access movement:
    Open Society Institute: http://www.soros.org/openaccess
    SPARC: http://www.arl.org/sparc/
    SPARC Europe: http://www.sparceurope.org/
    SciX Project: http://www.scix.net/
    Coalition for Networked Information: http://www.cni.org
    International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications: http://www.inasp.info/peri/openaccess
    UNESCO Information Program: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/
    Electronic Publishing in Higher Education. Recommendations: http://www.dini.de/documents/DINI-EPUB-2002-03-10-E-V2.pdf
    Open Access Journal Business Guides: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/oajguides/ : Guide to Business Planning for Converting a Subscription-based Journal to Open Access v3; Guide to Business Planning for Launching a New Open Access Journal v2; Model Business Plan: A Supplemental Guide for Open Access Journal Developers & Publishers
    A Guide to Institutional Repository Software v 2.0: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/software/
    OSI EPrints Handbook: http://software.eprints.org/handbook
    OAI for Beginners — the Open Archives Forum online tutorial: http://www.oaforum.org/tutorial/
    Electronic Publishing in Higher Education: How to design ОАІ-complaint interfaces. Recommendations: http://www.dini.de/documents/OAI-Empfehlungen-Okt2003-en.pdf
    Implementation Guidelines for the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-static-repository.htm
    Open Journal System, Public Knowledge Project: http://pkp.ubc.ca/OJS_Sheet.html
    DTD Tutorial: http://www.w3schools.com/dtd/default.asp
    SPARC Institutional Repository Checklist & Resource Guide: http://www.arl.org/sparc/IR/IR_Guide.html
    Open archives initiative service providers: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/OAI-SP-III.pdf
    Open Access Publishing Declarations:
    Budapest Open Access Initiative: http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml
    Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/bethesda.htm
    A position statement by the Welcome Trust in support of open access publishing: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/en/1/awtvispolpub.html
    Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities: http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html
    Science, Technology and Innovation for the 21st Century. Meeting of the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy at Ministerial Level, 29-30 January 2004 — Final Communique: http://www.oecd.org/document/0,2340,en_2649_34487_25998799_1_1_1_1,00.html
    IFLA Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Literature and Research Documentation: http://www.ifla.org/V/cdoc/open-access04.html
    Declaration of Principles WSIS: http://www.itu.int/wsis/documents/doc_single-en-1161.asp
    Other resources:
    OAI: http://www.openarchives.org; http://www.oaforum.org/
    Timeline of the Open Access Movement by Peter Suber: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/timeline.htm
    Directory of Open Access Journals: http://www.doaj.org
    SPARC Open Access Newsletter http://arl.org/sparc/soa/index.htm
    Open Access News (Peter Suber) http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/fosblog.html
    American Scientist Open Access Forum http://american-scientist-open-access-forum.amsci.org/archives/ American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
    Open Access Now http://www.biomedcentral.com/openaccess
    E-theses and dissertations:
    National Open access Initiatives:
    FAIR Program, UK: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/programme_fair.html:
    Virtual museum: http://www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk/randd/avm.html
    DAEDALUS: http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/daedalus/
    E-thesis: http://www2.rgu.ac.uk/library/e-theses.htm
    ePrintsUK: http://www.rdn.ac.uk/projects/eprints-uk/
    FAIR Enough: http://www.fairenough.ac.uk
    HaIRST: http://hairst.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/
    Arts & Humanities Data Service: http://ahds.ac.uk/hybrid_archives.htm
    Portal: http://www.fair-portal.hull.ac.uk/
    RoMEO: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ls/disresearch/romeo/index.html
    SHERPA: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/
    TARDis: http://tardis.eprints.org/
    DARE, Netherlands: http://www.surf.nl/dare ; http://library.wur.nl/dare/en/ ; http://www.igitur.nl/en/default.htm ; http://dare.uva.nl/en ;
    DINI, Germany: http://www.dini.de/
    Max Plank Society, Germany: http://www.zim.mpg.de/projects ; http://vlib.mpg.de/ ; http://edoc.mpg.de ; http://www.livingreviews.org/
    OLAC: http://www.language-arhives.org
    Australian Universities: http://eprints.anu.edu.au/ ; http://eprints.anu.edu.au/; http://eprint.monash.edu.au/ ; http://eprints.qut.edu.au/ ; http://epress.anu.edu.au/ ; http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/ ; http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/ ; http://www.sup.usyd.edu.au/ ; http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/dest/forum.html

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