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Monday, August 01, 2005

64 Italian universities sign the Berlin Declaration

Last November, I noted that the rectors of 32 Italian universities had signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge. The signatures resulted from the Messina OA conference on November 4-5, 2004. Now it appears that many more than 32 Messina participants planned to sign the declaration but met with various kinds of delay. Now the universities and the declaration site are in synch, and an astounding 64 Italian universities have formally signed, twice the original number. (Thanks to Georg Botz.)

(PS: Kudos to all involved. More Italian universities have now signed the declaration than organizations of any kind from any country.)