Berlin 6 conference: what’s next for open access

June 17th, 2008 by dwentworth

Five years ago, the open access (OA) movement added the third “B” — Berlin — to the trio of international declarations supporting OA that now function collectively to define it. This fall, organizers will hold the fifth follow-up conference, Berlin 6, to explore how the movement is progressing and where it’s headed, with sessions on topics close to our hearts here at Science Commons: the convergence of publishing and research, the relationship between open access and open standards, the “next-generation” implications of the OA movement and more. Among the speakers are founder Paul Ginsparg, open access luminary John Willinsky and Tony Hey, who leads Microsoft’s efforts to build long-term public-private partnerships with global scientific and engineering communities. You can find additional details, including the conference program and registration information, on the conference site.

The Berlin 6 conference is one of many events in the coming year that focus on what’s next for the OA movement, including our own free workshop on open science, which takes place next month in conjunction with ESOF 2008. Check out the ever-expanding list at the Open Access Directory (OAD) wiki, and if you have an event coming up that investigates open access, please add yours.

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