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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Workshop on OA in Latin America now online

Donna Wentworth, Workshop report: strategies for open, permanent access to scientific information, Science Commons blog, April 21, 2008.

Last spring, Science Commons participated in a workshop in Brazil aimed at identifying strategies for ensuring open, permanent access to scientific information in Latin America, with a particular focus on access to health and environmental information for sustainable development. Organized by the international Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and Brazil’s Centro de Referência em Informação Ambiental, the workshop featured sessions on topics ranging from ways to overcome barriers to open access in countries around the world to the challenges of successfully integrating environmental, geospatial and biodiversity data.

The workshop report is now online and available at the conference website. ...