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Delhi Declaration on Open Access
by Admin published Feb 26, 2018 — filed under: ,
Open Access India recently released a statement to promote openness in science and research communities. CIS contributed to the text and introduced it to the participants of OpenCon 2018, Delhi.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry Department of Biotechnology and Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, release first draft of Open Access Policy
by Anubha Sinha published Jul 18, 2014 last modified Dec 26, 2014 11:20 AM — filed under:
The Department of Biotechnology and the Department of Science, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, recently published a draft Open Access Policy in consultation with several open access experts, government officials and CIS. This post discusses open access and the exercise undertaken to draft this policy.
Located in Openness / Blog
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Jun 03, 2011 01:27 PM — filed under:
The Centre for Internet and Society in partnership with Centre for Knowledge Societies, Venkataramanan Associates, Centre for Law and Policy Research and LiveMint is organising Design!publiC on March 18, 2011. Design Public is a conversation about whether and how to bring design thinking to bear upon the challenges of government so as to promote governance innovation.
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Blog Entry Francis Bags EPT Award for Open Access in Developing World
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 29, 2012 last modified Aug 03, 2013 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Electronic Publishing Trust recently announced a new annual award to be made to individuals working in developed countries who have made significant contribution for the cause of open access and free exchange of research findings. There were 30 nominations from 17 countries around the world and Dr. Francis Jayakanth from the National Centre of Science Information, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was selected for the inaugural EPT Award for Open Access in the Developing World by a committee that went through all the nominations.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Free Access to Law—Is it here to Stay? An Environmental Scan Report
by Rebecca Schild published Sep 04, 2010 last modified Mar 20, 2012 06:36 PM — filed under:
The following is a preliminary project report collaboratively collated by the researchers of the "Free Access to Law" research study. This report aims to highlight the trends, as well as the risks and opportunities, for the sustainability of Free Access to Law initiatives in each of the country examined.
Located in Openness / Blog
GFM 2013
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
Nishant Shah participated in a panel discussion with Wendy Chun, Tom Levine and Geert Lovink , around 'The End of Bibliographies: New Media and Research'. Nishant also participated as a panelist in a panel discussion on 'Open Up: Pragmatism and Politics of Open Access'. The programme was held at the University of Luneberg in Germany from October 3 to 5, 2013.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: The Intransigenc of STM Publishers
by Subbiah Arunachalam published Jan 01, 2015 last modified Feb 12, 2015 12:28 AM — filed under: ,
A few commercial publishers dominate provision of access to scientific and technical information sought after by researchers around the world. Increasing subscription prices of journals at rates higher than general inflation caused librarians to think of forming consortia, but publishers started selling online journals as bundles, and libraries ended up with many journals their researchers have very little use for. Scientists and librarians adopted open access, but publishers came up with hybrid journals and article processing charges to beat any adverse effect on their profits caused by the fast-spreading open access movement. We compare the steps taken by scientists and librarians in the West to reclaim ease of access to research findings with what is happening in India. We end with a few suggestions.
Located in Openness / Blog
Helping Institutions Embrace Open Access
by Admin published Nov 23, 2017 last modified Nov 27, 2017 03:11 PM — filed under: , ,
World over, a large number of universities and institutions are making way for open access repositories. Why have Indian researchers shied away from it?
Located in Openness / News & Media
Blog Entry How Open Access Content helps Fuel Growth in Indian-language Wikipedias
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Oct 25, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
Mobile Internet connectivity is growing rapidly in rural India, and because most Internet users are more comfortable in their native languages, websites producing content in Indian languages are going to drive this growth. In a country like India in which only a handful of journals are available in Indian languages, open access to research and educational resources is hugely important for populating content for the various Indian language Wikipedias.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Inaugural EPT Award for Dr. Francis Jayakanth
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 06, 2012 last modified Feb 27, 2012 12:24 PM — filed under: ,
Located in Openness