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Friday, February 23, 2007

The AlouetteCanada Declaration

AlouetteCanada, the digitization and OA project for Canadian cultural heritage, has issued a Declaration that includes language supporting OA.  The Declaration is undated but appears to be new.  Excerpt:

...We recognize that the AlouetteCanada vision will be implemented by fostering the greatest possible degree of easy, universal, online access for all Canadians to their documentary heritage. We will advocate for integrated, coherent, flexible, open access to digital content for education and research in Canada; and furthermore we will work in concert with the Canadian digital information strategy being developed by Library and Archives Canada....

The Declaration is accepting signatures from individuals and institutions.