Open Access Week @ AIMS

October 24, 2012
10:30 AM UTCto11:30 AM UTC

As part of the CIARD Movement, AIMS is organizing during Open Access Week 2012 a series of webinars on the theme Making Agricultural Research Information Publicly Available and Accessible. The event is co-sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD).

Open Access policy developments

Alma SwanSPARCKey Perspectives LtdEnabling Open Scholarship

Date: 24 October

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Rome time (Convert to another time zone)

Language: English

Abstract: Policy is crucial to the progress of Open Access and, happily, is also becoming a focus of intense activity. Numerous policies have been announced by research funders this year alone and others are planned. I will briefly cover some of those developments, particularly where they relate to agricultural research. As it becomes clearer from analysis of existing, older policies that some work well and some work less well, I will also align policy types with effectiveness in practice.
Join: write to AIMS@fao.org before Wednesday, October 17, mentioning the webinar title.

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