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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Handbook on OA from the German UNESCO Commission

The German UNESCO Commission (Deutschen UNESCO-Kommission or DUK) has published an OA handbook, Open Access: Chancen und Herausforderungen - ein Handbuch, June 6, 2007.

Edited by Barbara Malina, the volume contains separate sections by 38 authors spread over five chapters: 

  1. Definition und Ursprung von Open Access
  2. Drei Publikationsmodelle stellen sich vor
  3. Aspekte der Realisierung von Open-Access-Modellen
  4. Politische Perspektiven
  5. Internationaler Kontext

PS:  Chapter 5 includes a short section (pp. 121-125) by me on OA in the US, an abridgement of my longer piece in Neil Jacobs (ed.), Open Access: Key strategic, technical and economic aspects, Chandos, 2006.  Thanks to Philipp Disselbeck for translating it into German.