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Monday, April 28, 2008

Review of papers from Berlin5

Elena Giglia and Marialaura Vignocchi, Open Access: Trends and Strategies after Berlin5, Library Hi Tech News 24(9/10), 2007. Abstract:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the papers presented at the international conference “Berlin5: from practice to impact. Consequences of knowledge dissemination”, 19-21 September 2007, Padua, Italy.

Design/methodology/approach – Discusses the content of papers presented at the conference, all dedicated to aspects of Open Access.

Findings The papers debate the challenges of Open Access and the possibilities of achieving a winning solution suitable for all stakeholders participating in the scholarly communication process.

Originality/value – A valuable review of the conference papers and current debate on Open Access.