[open-development] Does the Open Access agenda address the challenges of developing-world academia and knowledge creation?
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Fri Feb 22 09:04:04 UTC 2013
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From: The African Commons Project <kerryn at africancommons.org>
Date: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Subject: Open Access debates
Does the Open Access agenda address the challenges of developing-world
academia and knowledge creation?
Is OA providing the much-needed solution to the access to - and creation of
- academic knowledge that it promises? What is the relevance of policies
being adopted by our governments to knowledge and data? And, most
importantly, how should Open Access policy be formulated in developing
Join the online discussion, as we consider current OA policies and make
suggestions towards progressive OA policy formulation.
The online discussion is hosted on the WSIS Knowledge Communities platform
The discussion is public but in order to contribute, please note that you
will have to register on the platform.
This discussion follows on from our previous discussion, "Is Open Access
only for rich countries?" [
This was a great debate, and we look forward to your contribution!
Writing OA policy in 140 characters or less!
For those avid tweeters out there, join us in a supporting live discussion
which will take place on
*Monday, 25 February at 1 pm GMT +2*.
Use the hashtag
*#developOA* and let's begin brainstorming policy.
OPEN DEBATE PARTNERS
Institute for Development Studies (http://www.ids.ac.uk/), United Kingdom
Center for Internet & Society (http://cis-india.org/), India
Eve Gray (http://www.gray-area.co.za/), South Africa
The African Commons Project (http://www.africancommons.org), South Africa
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