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Saturday, April 05, 2008

India's Open Knowledge Society

The Open Knowledge Society launched in Kerala, India, apparently last week.  From the front page:

...Open Knowledge Society aims to provide a platform for the people working for the cause of open access to come together for promoting access to scholarly knowledge....

From the activities page:

Open Knowledge Society aims to facilitate all forms of Open Access to Knowledge.

It includes:

  • Supporting creation of  Institutional Repositories
  • Supporting publication of Open Access Journals
  • Supporting conversion of print journals into online versions
  • Supporting making online journals OAI-PMH complaint
  • Supporting automation of libraries
  • Supporting Digital Libraries
  • Supporting Open Courseware and Open Data
  • Other activities that promotes open access to knowledge.

PS:  Welcome to the OKS!