Open Access Forum 2011
Experts Meeting on the UNESCO Open Access Strategy
22-23 November 2011
Venue: Room XVI, Miollis, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Full report of the meeting with list of participants, here.
Programme and Presentations:
Day One: 22 November 2011
10.00 hr: Welcome and Background
- Welcome Address by Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division
- Inauguration of the OA Forum by Janis Karklins, ADG for Communication and Information
- Self-introductions by participants
- Structure of the meeting by Sanjaya Mishra
11.00 hr: Open Access to scientific information and research
Objective: To present the UNESCO OA strategy, and identify concrete action plan, potential partners and events for interventions.
Facilitator: Indrajit Banerjee
Rapporteur: Devika P. Madalli
14.00 hr: Open Access Repositories and Journals – I
Objective: This session will focus on understanding the contemporary status of Open Access journals and how UNESCO can promote OA journals.
- The Status of OA Journals by Lars Bjørnshauge
- Problems and Prospects of OA Journal Publishing by Ahmed Hindawi
- Towards development of indicators for measuring the impact of OA journals and repositories by Jean Claude Guedon
Facilitator: Abel Packer
Rapporteur: Iryna Kuchma
16.00 hr: Open Access Repositories and Journals – II
Objective: This session will focus on understanding the contemporary status of Open Access repositories and steps needed to promote OA repositories, including the efforts in the Europe as example.
- Presentation by Steven Harnad (via video and Skype)
- European Commission and e-Infrastructure for Open Access by Carlos Morais Pires
- European Experience of Open Access Repositories by Norbert Lossau
Facilitator: Xiaolin Zhang
Rapporteur: Martin Belcher
Day Two: 23 November 2011
9.30 hr: Open Access Policies
Objective: This session will focus on Open Access policies, examples and how UNESCO may like to promote OA in Member States.
- Promoting OA Policies and UNESCO OA Policy Guidelines by Alma Swan
- European Commission and OA Policy recommendations by Jean-Francois Dechamp
- Open Access Policy and Wellcome Trust by Robert Kiley
Facilitator: Vincent Wintermans
Rapporteur: Shalini Urs
11.00 hrs: Network for Open Access to Scientific Information and Research (NOASIR)
Objective: This session will focus on the idea of NOASIR to improve collaboration and access to scientific information for the less developed countries, besides encouraging publishers to use Open Access business models.
- Increasing Access to Scientific Research: An overview of some current STM collaborative research and delivery programmes by Richard Gedye
- FAO and Open Access by Stephen Rudgard
- WHO and Equitable Access by Kimberley Parker
Facilitator: Sanjaya Mishra
Rapporteur: Mandy A. Taha
14.00 hr: Education and Training for Open Access
Objective: This session will focus on improving the standard of Open Access education and training for library and information professionals by stock-taking the current scenario and looking into the possibility of developing a standard curriculum.
- Towards a curriculum for Open Access by Shalini Urs
- Open Access Training: EIFL experiences by Iryna Kuchma
Facilitator: Eve Gray
Rapporteur: Bojan Macan
15.00 hr: Wrap up, conclusions, next steps
15.30 hr: Closing Visit to UNESCO Open Expo at Fontenoy Building